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3.25.09 Agenda. Dues . . . $ 20, checks payable to Pre-Med Club at Radford University AMSA chapter http://www.amsa.org/premed/ http://www.vtamsa.org.vt.edu/advising.html Clinical Experience Executive Chair Fundraising Philanthropy Med School Timeline. UpComing Events.

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3 25 09 agenda
3.25.09 Agenda

  • Dues . . . $ 20, checks payable to

    • Pre-Med Club at Radford University

  • AMSA chapter

    • http://www.amsa.org/premed/

    • http://www.vtamsa.org.vt.edu/advising.html

  • Clinical Experience Executive Chair

  • Fundraising

  • Philanthropy

  • Med School Timeline


Upcoming events
UpComing Events

  • Dr. Dinbow  Chinese Medicine :-D

  • Matt Kelly  Osteopathic manipulation

  • Earth Day  April 22

  • VCOM Open House  Sat., April 4, 1-5P


Benefits of amsa
Benefits of AMSA

  • Kaplan discounts

  • National conferences

  • More well-known

  • Recruitment assistance

  • Networking

  • Speakers


Applying to med school

Applying to Med School

Pre-Med Club at Radford University

Spring 2009


Components of application
Components of Application

  • MCAT

    • 30 out of 45 to be competitive

    • http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm

  • AMCAS application

    • Personal statement

    • http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/

  • Class requirements (school dependant)

    • 2 semesters of biology with labs2 semesters of physics with labs2 semesters of English2 semesters of mathematics2 semesters of general chemistry with labs2 semesters of organic chemistry with labs

    • Courses at Radford University that meet the above minimum requirements include: Biology: BIOL 132, 231Physics: PHYS 111, 112 or calculus based: PHYS 221, 222English: CORE 101, 102Math: any math course, we recommend MATH 138 or higherGeneral Chemistry: CHEM 101, 102Organic Chemistry: CHEM 301, 302

  • Clinical Experience

    • 100 Hours (roughly 16 hours / semester, including summers which = roughly 1 hour per week)

  • Extracurricular activities / leadership roles

  • Evaluation from Pre-Med Advising Committee

  • http://www.radford.edu/~prehealth/medicine.htm


First year fall
First Year/ Fall

  • Make sure you’re taking and scheduled requirements for medical school

  • Make a personal medical school application timeline

  • Focus on getting excellent grades and making contact with professors in science classes

  • Visit with Pre-med advisor


First year spring
First year/ Spring

  • Visit with the pre-med advisor to make sure you’re still on track

  • Focus on academic record

  • Possibly find out about research opportunities, summer opportunities

  • Find clinical experience in the local community


First year summer
First year / Summer

  • Begin clinical experience

  • Study general chemistry/biology/physics for MCAT’S


Second year fall
Second year / Fall

  • Meet with pre-med advisor

  • Keep taking and excelling in medical school requirements

  • Choose good electives to make you’re a well-rounded student ie: sociology, psychology, art, foreign language

  • Get involved on campus

  • Research summer internships and apply where necessary (at least 4)

  • Volunteer in community

  • Clinical experience


Second year spring
Second year / Spring

  • Meet with pre-med advisor

  • secure summer internship / shadowing plans

  • Continue to excel in classes

  • Stay involved, possibly taking leadership roles, on campus

  • Clinical experience


Second year summer
Second year / Summer

  • Shadow or internship

  • Volunteer

  • Study for MCAT’s

  • Study abroad?

  • Research medical schools

    • http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/participatingschools.htm

  • Visit Medical Schools


Third year fall
Third Year / Fall

  • Meet with pre-med advisor

  • Update with resume with accomplishments

  • Participate in research at RU

  • Take leadership positions on campus

  • Take upper level requirements

  • Research summer internships

  • volunteer


Third year spring
Third Year / Spring

  • Meet with pre-med advisor

  • Take a lighter course load, still at least 12 credits

  • Plan to study for MCATs: ie, independent, kaplan, princeton review

  • Take MCAT Exam ?

  • Participate in Pre-Med Committee interviews at RU

  • Continue university involvement

  • Visit Medical Schools

  • Request letters of evaluation from Pre-Med Advising Committee, professors, doctors shadowed, bosses


Thirs year summer
Thirs Year / Summer

  • Study for MCAT’s

  • TAKE MCAT’S NO LATER THAN END OF MAY

  • Submit AMCAS Application in June

    • http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm

  • Send- in Secondary Application

  • Continue clinical experience

  • Visit Medical Schools


Fourth year fall
Fourth Year / Fall

  • Interview at medical schools

  • Keep up grades

  • Add things to your resume you can bring up in interviews


Fourth year spring
Fourth Year / Spring

  • Keep up academic performance


Sources
Sources

http://www.radford.edu/~prehealth/medicine.htm

http://www.univhonors.vt.edu/html/premed_timeline.html

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