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The Health Career Experience and Advising at Dartmouth. The Nathan Smith Society. Veterinary Medicine. Dental Medicine. Public & Global Health. Other Key People. Dr. Robert Keene, DMD, Pre-Dental Advisor Annette Hamilton, Health Professions Program Administrative Coordinator. Speakers.

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The Health Career Experience and Advising at Dartmouth

The Nathan Smith Society

Veterinary Medicine

Dental Medicine

Public & Global Health

speakers

Other Key People

  • Dr. Robert Keene, DMD, Pre-Dental Advisor
  • Annette Hamilton, Health Professions Program Administrative Coordinator
Speakers
  • Lee Witters, Faculty Advisor, Health Professions Program & Nathan Smith Society; Professor, Biology/Medicine/Biochemistry
  • Sarah Berger, Health Professions Program Advisor
  • Jon Kull, Professor of Chemistry
  • Carl Thum, Academic Skills Center
  • Marietta Smith ‘12
  • Michael Randall ‘12
a to do list
A “To-Do” List
  • Join the Nathan Smith Society one of three ways:
    • Sign sheets on clipboards being passed around
    • Enroll on NSS web site
    • Blitz ‘Nathan.Smith.Society@dartmouth.edu’
nathan smith society events winter spring summer terms 2011
DHMC Shadowing Program

Community Veterinary Shadowing Program

Community Dental Shadowing Program

Dartmouth Ears (a patient visiting program at DHMC)

Dartmouth TALES (visitation with Alzheimer patient/family)

‘Dinner with a Doc/Vet/Dentist’ Program

DMS “Interest Groups” & Alumni Workshops

Narrative Medicine Workshop

‘Take a Med Student to Lunch’ Program

“Mock Admissions”

Paying for Medical School (DMS Financial Aid office)

Senior Night

DC/DMS Night

Workshops on Medical/Dental/Vet School Application

NSS Research Opportunities Database

MD/PhD, MD/MBA programs

Nathan Smith Society EventsWinter/Spring/Summer Terms 2011
a to do list1
A “To-Do” List
  • Join the Nathan Smith Society one of three ways:
    • Sign sheets on clipboards being passed around
    • Enroll on NSS web site
    • Blitz ‘Nathan.Smith.Society@dartmouth.edu’
  • Visit the NSS web site (www.dartmouth.edu/~nss) and review the document entitled “Advice for Entering Students’
    • While there,“self-enroll” on NSS Blackboard site (instructions on NSS home page)
a to do list2
A “To-Do” List
  • Join the Nathan Smith Society one of three ways:
    • Sign sheets on clipboards being passed around
    • Enroll on NSS web site
    • Blitz ‘nss’
  • Visit the NSS web site (www.dartmouth.edu/~nss) and review the document entitled “Advice for Entering Students’
    • While there,“self-enroll” on NSS Blackboard site (instructions on NSS home page)
  • Hang onto the info sheetsbeing passed out
    • Key points of contact and advice for curricular and extracurricular decisions AND a D-planning document
six helpful hints1

Not “premed”

Six “Helpful Hints”

1. Dartmouth does not have a specific pre-med or pre-health curriculum.Major in what you enjoy and are interested in, but bear in mind that you must be able to demonstrate scientific aptitude and excellence. A wide experience in the humanities and social sciences is a real asset to a health career, as well.

six helpful hints2
Six “Helpful Hints”
  • Most Dartmouth students initiate application to med/vet/dental school at end of senior year or as alums, rather than spring of junior year, creating one or more “gap years”.

EVERYONE SHOULD CONSIDER THIS OPTION TO SEE WHAT IMPACT THIS WOULD HAVE ON YOUR DARTMOUTH EXPERIENCE

(examples: course flexibility, FSP/LSA, curricular/major options, avoiding “doubling up”, building your credentials, athletics)!

Later is

greater?

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Six “Helpful Hints”

3. Choose your first year courses (and especially your fall term courses) carefully with the advice of someone familiar with you, the courses and with the pre-health requirements.

“Should I ease into a college science-based curriculum or not?

Chemistry

Course?

Biology

Course?

  • English
  • First Year Seminar
  • Writing 5
  • If exempted from Writing 5, a course in literature in English, Comparative Literature or Linguistics Dept (“literature” in title a good idea). NOT any other literature, even if taught in English (e.g. Russian Literature)

Math

Course?

Physics

Course?

?More than

one of above

?None of the

above

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Other Key People

  • Dr. Robert Keene, DMD, Pre-Dental Advisor
  • Annette Hamilton, Health Professions Program Administrative Coordinator
Speakers
  • Lee Witters, Faculty Advisor, Health Professions Program & Nathan Smith Society; Professor, Biology/Medicine/Biochemistry
  • Sarah Berger, Health Professions Program Advisor
  • Jon Kull, Professor of Chemistry
  • Carl Thum, Academic Skills Center
  • Marietta Smith ‘12
  • Michael Randall ‘12
math options
Math Options

Have Math 3

Credit?

Wait??

Math 3

Introduction

To Calculus

General requirement: Two math courses (calculus, statistics)

Math 1/2

Calculus

With Algebra

(by invitation)

Math 8

(Variable Calculus)

OR ABOVE

Take a Math course if needed for beginning chemistry sequence!

chemistry options
Chemistry Options

General requirement: Two terms general chemistry with lab;

Two terms organic chemistry with lab; biochemistry (some)

Chemistry 2

Quantitative

Reasoning

in Chemistry

(by invitation)

Chemistry 5

General Chemistry

(Second term is Chem 6)

Math 3

(or Math 3 credit

or Math 1/2)

Pre-Req

Pre-Req

Chem 5 also available in winter term (Chem 6 in spring & fall)

Chem 10 (by exam) “counts” for 2-term general chem requirement

ANOTHER OPTION

Biology-Chemistry8/9

Stay tuned!

physics options
Physics Options

Many pre-health students defer physics till later, since it, unlike Bio 11 & Chem 5, is not a pre-req for other required pre-health courses

Math 3 and 8

Pre-requisite

(or concurrent Math 8)

Math 3

Pre-Requisite

General requirement: Two physics courses (with labs)

Physics 3

General Physics I

Physics 13

Introductory Physics I

Physics 4

General Physics II

Offered winter &

spring terms

Physics 14

Introductory Physics II

Offered winter &

spring terms

Usually taken by intended physics/math majors or with strong background in physics & math

biology options

Want background

in human biology to orient

your other studies?

Uncertain about rigor of college

science courses?

Testing your interest in health

or biology?

Lab Courses

Biology 12 (Cell Biology) Biology 13 (Genetics) Biology 14 (Physiology) Biology 15 (Microevolution) Biology 16 (Ecology)

Biology Options

2 offerings in fall:

(Biology in the News;

DNA to Diversity)

1 offering in winter:

(Cooperation & Conflict)

& 1 in spring:

(Emerging Infectious Diseases)

Minimum** required: 2 Biology courses with labs

Biology 11

The Science of Life

(no lab)

Biology 2

Human Biology

(no lab)

Pre-Req

** More strongly recommended

new option fall winter 11 12 biology chemistry 8 9 chemical principles biologic processes
NEW OPTION Fall/Winter 11-12!Biology-Chemistry 8/9Chemical Principles/Biologic Processes
  • Two-term nterdisciplinaryclass combining principles of both disciplines
  • Taken together over two consecutive terms, this option gives credit for Chem 5 and takes place of Bio 11, thus serves as pre-requisite for Biology lab classes and for Chemistry 6.
  • If a student takes only the one term (8) it will count as a distributive, but NOT towards any pre-requisites. 
  • Along with its interdisciplinary goal, it is also aimed at giving students more time to learn the Chem 5 material.
  • The enrollment in this class is capped at 80 students.
  • Pre-requisites:
        • Math 3 (can be concurrent)
        • NO pre-matriculation credit for Chemistry 5
changes coming possible new directions courses needed
CHANGES COMINGPossible New Directions/Courses Needed
  • Course Requirements
    • Biochemistry
    • Statistics
  • Course Recommendations (?)
    • Introductory Psychology
    • Introductory Sociology
  • 2015 MCAT Exam Changes
taking more than one or none among math chem bio courses
Taking More Than One…. or None …Among Math, Chem & Bio Courses?

OTHER

MATH

MATH

MATH

“Should I ease into a college science-based curriculum or not?

CHEM 5

BIO 2

BIO 11

CHEM 2

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

MATH?

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

OTHER

CHEM 5

CHEM 5

CHEM 5

BIO 2

BIO 11

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

PHYSICS 3

Many combinations possible (only some shown)!

taking more than one or none among math chem bio courses1
Taking More Than One…. or None …Among Math, Chem & Bio Courses?

Take-Away Message

Have a conversation about YOU and your specific goals, aspirations and scholastic background with a knowledgeable advisor before committing to a specific class schedule and keep on talking to knowledgeable advisors as you proceed through Dartmouth!

Your first year faculty advisor

A pre-health advisor

(Walk-in D-plan help Monday Sept 19, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; 125 Haldeman; new group every 30 minutes) and in HPP office (11 Parkhurst) weekly (hours to be e-mailed & posted on home page of Nathan Smith Society)

OTHER

MATH

MATH

MATH

“Should I ease into a college science-based curriculum or not?

CHEM 5

BIO 2

BIO 11

CHEM 2

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

MATH?

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

OTHER

CHEM 5

CHEM 5

CHEM 5

BIO 2

BIO 11

Writing 5 (or 2)

or lst Yr

Seminar

PHYSICS 3

Many combinations possible (only some shown)!

six helpful hints4
Six “Helpful Hints”

4. Get to know your professors (as mentors & future letter writers)

USE OFFICE HOURS!

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Six “Helpful Hints”

5. Learn to write well! The process of med/vet/dental school application will emphasize your verbal reasoning skills and ability to write well-structured and reasoned essays (MCAT; applications to schools). In addition to working with professors, use the Student Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology (RWiT) whenever you have the opportunity.

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Six “Helpful Hints”

6. Participate in extracurricular activities that abut on the health care profession and service to society; sustain your involvement, so that your humanity, creativity and impact are evident.

evaluating beyond grades mcat dat gre scores and prior experiences in health
Active listener

Problem solver

Communicator (oral, written)

Critical thinker

Multilingual

Resiliency

Integrity/Judgment

Adaptability

Persistence

Motivation

Intellectual curiosity

Empathy

Altruistic service

Evaluating Beyond Grades,MCAT/DAT/GRE Scores and Prior Experiences in Health

Skills & Abilities

Personal & Professional Characteristics

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Other Key People

  • Dr. Robert Keene, DMD, Pre-Dental Advisor
  • Annette Hamilton, Health Professions Program Administrative Coordinator
Speakers
  • Lee Witters, Faculty Advisor, Health Professions Program & Nathan Smith Society; Professor, Biology/Medicine/Biochemistry
  • Sarah Berger, Health Professions Program Advisor
  • Jon Kull, Professor of Chemistry
  • Carl Thum, Academic Skills Center
  • Marietta Smith ‘12
  • Michael Randall ‘12
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What & Where is Pre-Health Advising at Dartmouth?

I must be at the

rear entrance

to Parkhurst!

Weekly walk-in office hours (posted on NSS and NSS Blackboard sites)

speakers3

Other Key People

  • Dr. Robert Keene, DMD, Pre-Dental Advisor
  • Annette Hamilton, Health Professions Program Administrative Coordinator
Speakers
  • Lee Witters, Faculty Advisor, Health Professions Program & Nathan Smith Society; Professor, Biology/Medicine/Biochemistry
  • Sarah Berger, Health Professions Program Advisor
  • Jon Kull, Professor of Chemistry
  • Carl Thum, Academic Skills Center
  • Marietta Smith ‘12
  • Michael Randall ‘12
speakers4

Other Key People

  • Dr. Robert Keene, DMD, Pre-Dental Advisor
  • Annette Hamilton, Health Professions Program Administrative Coordinator
Speakers
  • Lee Witters, Faculty Advisor, Health Professions Program & Nathan Smith Society; Professor, Biology/Medicine/Biochemistry
  • Sarah Berger, Health Professions Program Advisor
  • Jon Kull, Professor of Chemistry
  • Carl Thum, Academic Skills Center
  • Marietta Smith ‘12
  • Michael Randall ‘12
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Lee Witters & Sarah Berger will be available to assist you in choosing your fall courses on Monday, September 19, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 125 Haldeman

(new group every 30 minutes on the hour & half hour)

pre health students at dartmouth
Pre-Health Students at Dartmouth
  • Medicine
    • Marietta Smith ’12
    • Michael Randall ‘12
  • Dentistry
    • Dr. Robert Keene (Robert.C.Keene@dartmouth.edu)
    • Allison Clark ‘12 & Alicia Kim ‘12
  • Veterinary Medicine
    • Michelle Evans ‘13
    • Sean Kaufman ‘13

And don’t forget the web site for the Nathan Smith Society www.dartmouth.edu/~nss