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  1. Connecting withHealthcare Admissions PRESENTERS: Kerry MortensonMidwestern UniversityMichelle AdamsElmhurst College Shaun Keating Roosevelt UniversityJean SheltonRosalind Franklin University

  2. Midwestern UniversityCollege of Dental Medicine-Illinois Study in suburban comfort and safety as you create a great life at Midwestern University's Downers Grove campus, only 25 miles west of Chicago's metropolitan center. Our beautiful, wooded, 105-acre location feels just like home, with several housing options, clubs, activities, and organizations that provide a great environment for your success.

  3. College of Dental Medicine-IllinoisFast Facts Degree: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Length: 4 years Class Size: 125 Application Service: Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)

  4. College of Dental Medicine-IllinoisAdmissions To be eligible for enrollment: An applicant must earn a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university Possess a science and cumulative GPA over 2.75* (although 3.20 will generally be competitively necessary) on a 4.00 scale. A bachelor's degree must be completed before starting the program.

  5. CDMIAdmissions cont. Completion of the prerequisite coursework Biology with lab 8 Semester 12 Quarter General Chemistry with lab 8 Semester 12 Quarter Organic Chemistry with lab 4 Semester 6 Quarter Anatomy with lab* 4 Semester 6 Quarter Microbiology with lab 4 Semester 6 Quarter Physics with lab 8 Semester 12 Quarter Physiology* 4 Semester 6 Quarter Biochemistry 3 Semester 4 Quarter English Composition 6 Semester 9 Quarter All science prerequisites must be courses designed for science majors. No survey courses will count to fulfill science requirements.

  6. CDMIAdmissions cont. Competitive exam scores on the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) Scores in the area of 18 or higher will be expected for the Academic Average, Reading Comprehension, and Perceptual Ability sections Only DAT exam scores earned from tests taken no more than 3 years prior to matriculation are acceptable Three letters of recommendation One must be from either a pre-dental/pre-medical advisory committee or a science professor CDMI prefers other letters from either someone with a D.O./M.D. or D.D.S./D.M.D. degree and/or professionals who can testify to the integrity and ethical standards of the applicant

  7. CDMICurriculum Integrated basic, behavioral, and clinical sciences Preclinical simulation Lecture, small-group and case-based education Practical clinical dentistry Community clinical rotations In the first two years: CDMI’s professional education will consist of dental medicine classroom instruction and laboratory work emphasizes anatomy, microbiology, biochemistry, physiology, clinical sciences, and laboratory techniques. During the last two years: Students will treat patients under the supervision of licensed dentists. Licensure is required for professional dental practice.

  8. CDMICareer Opportunities General dental practice Graduate education in any of the dental specialties Armed services (military) Public Health Service or Indian Health Service Dental industry Dental education Administration 2010 Median Pay $146,920 per year /$70.64 per hour Job Outlook Employment of dentists is expected to grow by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Dentists will continue to see an increase in public demand for their services as studies continue to link oral health to overall health. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

  9. Who is CDMI looking for?: If you have students that have good visual memory; excellent judgment regarding space, shape, and color; a high degree of manual dexterity; scientific aptitude; good business sense; self-discipline; good communication skills; and they enjoy knowing a diverse range of people from different backgrounds, a career in dental medicine may be just right for them.

  10. Elmhurst CollegeNursing Preparation, Admission and Career Opportunities

  11. Preparation High School Level • Solid in math and science courses • Anatomy/Physiology and Chemistry • Statistics show correlation between ACT score of 22 and passing the NCLEX-RN • AP exams in Statistics, Psychology, Calculus and Chemistry fulfill nursing prerequisites • If interested in BSN, CNA classes are not required, but can provide practical training

  12. Preparation College Level • Knowing your major before entering college is key • Exact advising, especially if transferring • A and B grades in all prerequisite courses • C or better in all nursing courses • C- or below can mean dismissal from the program • Time management, working under pressure • Do not count on admission to a program • Treat your studies like a full time job – 40 hrs/week • Plan to work less – Over 20 hours a week can negatively impact coursework

  13. Students should think about… • Do I want this for reasons other than just helping people? • Am I prepared for the challenging road ahead? • Am I ready to focus on my career even during my college years in terms of determination? • Do I understand the commitment that the nurse makes to the profession? • Long days • Working weekends • Working holidays • Physically and emotionally demanding

  14. Characteristics of a Nursing Program Candidate • Academically strong • Good with math, science, thinking analytically • Problem solving and ability to troubleshoot • Observation and assessment capabilities • Quick on one’s feet • Physically healthy • Must be able to have weight bearing on limbs • Must be able to execute certain movements for patient care • Leadership skills • Communication and collaboration

  15. Admission • Two types of admission • Direct admit • Separate application required • All are competitive in nature • Strict GPA requirements • Cumulative • Within the science prerequisites • Entrance exams • Letters of Recommendation • Personal Statement • Nursing is a scientific profession, not just helping people

  16. Career Outlook BSN vs RN • BSNs are hired at a greater level than RNs • Many upper tier hospitals have received magnet status meaning they must hire BSNs due to the level of care required • BSN in Ten – proposed law for IL in which RNs will have 10 years to complete the BSN or will no longer be allowed to practice • Statistics show lower mortality rates within hospitals where most nurses possess BSN degrees

  17. Career Outlook • Anywhere from community settings to private corporations • Hospitals • Rehabilitation centers • Nursing homes • Clinics • Schools • Physician offices • Masters/Doctoral Opportunities • Nurse Practitioner • Expert in Health Care Informatics • Nurse Researcher • Nurse Educator

  18. Roosevelt UniversityCollege of Pharmacy CommitmentCompetenceCompassion

  19. Pharmacy Preparation Students can begin preparation for pharmacy doctoral programs in high school. • AP classes that count towards undergraduate requirements: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Stats, Economics, English • Healthcare related work or volunteer experience. • Job shadowing. • Pharm Tech License when a student turns 18. • High School Explorers at Midwestern and UIC. • Roosevelt Pharmacy Lab Days and Pharmacy Camp. • HS Students should look for dual admission or articulation agreements.

  20. Pharmacy Preparation for Under-Grads Most Pharmacy Programs do not require a student to have earned a BS/BA for entrance into a doctoral program. However, the typical applicant to Pharmacy Doctoral programs will follow a Biology or Chemistry degree tract prior to applying to a PharmD. Under-Grads face a competitive application process: 22,000 applications for under 9,000 seats (aacp.com 2011)

  21. Pre-Pharmacy Course Work Classes listed below are the “typical” classes an undergrad needs to complete before entering into a PharmD program. Natural Science – 37 semester hours minimumGeneral Biology I with Laboratory General Biology II with Laboratory Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory ***Microbiology*** General Chemistry I with Laboratory General Chemistry II with Laboratory Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory Physics with Laboratory Math and Economics – 9 semester hours minimumCalculus ***Economics (micro or macro)*** Statistics (general or biostatistics) Written and Oral Communication – 9 semester hours minimumEnglish Composition I English Composition II Speech Communication General Education Electives – 12 semester hours minimum***Humanities Courses (no studio or performance)*** ***Social and Behavioral Science Courses*** Other recommended classes: Medical Terminology, BioChemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Microscopy, Medical Ethics,

  22. Pharmacy Admission Applicants are reviewed for an interview on the following criteria (in no particular order): Competition of PharmCAS Application**Completion of Supplemental ApplicationCumulative grade point averageScience and math grade point averageCompletion of the pre-pharmacy curriculumPharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) score (required)Letters of recommendation (required)Candidate essaysHealth related work experience (preferred, not required)Community service (preferred, not required)Completion of a baccalaureate degree or higher (not required)

  23. Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy • Unique 3 year PharmD curriculum - Students learn on 10 week quarters. - New class starts each summer in a cohort. - Students assigned study groups for 2 years. • Small class size 68 • Student to Faculty Ratio 10:1 • Student-centered education • Philosophy of Teaching  Learning  Assessment • Modular approach to courses • Integration of academic disciplines

  24. Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy • Pharmacy “Mentor” & Faculty Advisor • Integration of experiential education in all years - Experiential education begins during the fall of a students first year. - Includes Inter-Professional Experience with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. - Students graduate with 1,920 rotation hours. • Use of instructional technologies (e.g. laptops) • Include Service Learning • Applied research conducted in both departments.

  25. Pharmacy Career Outlook Pharmacy is more then just Retail or Hospital… Academic Pharmacy… Teaching, research, public service, and patient care.Ambulatory Care… Treating patients on site along side doctors and nurses in an urgent care setting.Consultant… Working in nursing homes or long term care facilities. Federal-Armed Services & Public Health… Work in federal and state medical facilities, serve during national emergencies.Informatics… Information technology, managing data for the safe delivery of optimal medication outcomes.Managed Care… Working with insurance and benefits management companies. Pharmaceutical Sciences/Industry… Development, research, clinical trials.

  26. Pharmacy Career Outlook 4.1 BILLION prescriptions filled in 2010. Second largest healthcare profession… A Growing and Aging population will require more consistent and readily available access to healthcare providers… 17% expected growth in the need for Pharmacist by 2018 (faster then the average for all other occupations) $106,410 average median pay of US Pharmacist

  27. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  28. Quick Look at RFUMS • The College of Health Professions • Physical Therapy • Physician Assistant • Nurse Anesthesia • Nutrition • Pathologists’ Assistant • Biomedical Sciences • Psychology • Healthcare Administration and Management • Women’s Health • The Chicago Medical School • Allopathic Medicine • The Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine • Podiatric Medicine • The College of Pharmacy • Doctor of Pharmacy • The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies • PhD Programs

  29. Unique Feature of RFUMS • Leader in Interprofessional Education • Great location – North Chicago, Illinois • Core Values • Civility • Diversity • Excellence • Integrity • Scholarship • Teamwork

  30. Preparing for a Career in the Health Field • Explore • Shadowing, volunteering or working in the field • Academic preparation • Pre-requisite coursework & standardized tests • Extracurricular and volunteer activities • Health related & non-health related • Network

  31. Professional Outlook • PT +39% from 2010 to 2020 (BLS) • DPM +20% from 2010 to 2020 (BLS) • PharmD +25% (BLS) • PA +30% from 2010 – 2020 (BLS) • MD +24% (BLS) • Bureau of Labor Statistics – “Wage and salary employment in the healthcare industry is projected to grow 22% between 2006 – 2016.”

  32. Admission • Do your research – every program is different • Visit schools if possible • Start early • RFUMS is looking for the whole package – a student with grades AND experiences • All are competitive! General Application Requirements • Primary application • Supplemental application • Letters of recommendation • Transcripts • Test scores • Interview

  33. ConnectingwithHealthcare Admissions Questions and Answers Kerry MortensonAssistant Director of AdmissionMidwestern University kmorte@midwestern.edu Michelle Adams Associate Director of AdmissionElmhurst Collegemadams@elmhurst.edu Shaun KeatingAssistant Director of Enrollment Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy skeating@roosevelt.edu Jean SheltonAssistant Director of Recruitment Rosalind Franklin University ofMedicine and Sciencejean.shelton@rosalindfranklin.edu