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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mar. 18 ADEA Recruitment Event: Save the Date

2017 PSOMER Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research

The Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research is an NIH-sponsored summer pipeline program held on the University of Chicago campus. Students apply from around the country to participate in a rigorous, mentored, and highly supportive experience, and are provided with on-campus housing as well as a generous stipend. Participants in the program are rising college seniors or students rising into a post baccalaureate program.  Applicants must be US citizens or have Permanent Resident status. The program seeks students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are known to be underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine. 

The deadline for submission is January 13th,  2017. It is necessary to complete the online application to be considered for the program. More information can be found on the PSOMER webpage. If you have any questions regarding the process of application or any of the requirements, please contact the Pritzker School of Medicine Office of Multicultural Affairs.  

Key Program Dates

  • Program Dates: Monday, June 12, 2017 - Friday, August 4, 2017
  • Application Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017
  • Transcript Submission Deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017
Program Contact

To apply to PSOMER follow the steps below:

  1. Enter the requested information, including the PSOMER access token PSOMER: f4ddf24e61816141d584edc1b09488c2
  2. Look for an email from AdviseStream with a temporary password.
  3. Once you log in, access your application to PSOMER from your main dashboard under “Apply > Opportunities." 
For more details on navigating the application, please view the Applicant Guide.

 Current University of Chicago Students and Alumni:

  1. Sign in using your CNetID 

Please let me know if you have questions, or feel free to forward my information to your students who would like additional information.

All the best,


José Frausto

Multicultural Affairs, Director

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

(773) 834-7563

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Examkrackers - Spring Class Early Enrollment Savings - OVER SOON!

: Examkrackers - Spring Class Early Enrollment Savings - OVER SOON!

EARLY ENROLLMENT is ending! Only a few days left to save $250 on MCAT PREP!

Enroll in Examkrackers local Spring MCAT Course (live classroom in Gainesville)

by Wednesday Dec 7th and you automatically save $250!! That's HUGE! 

Classes start Feb 2017 and wrap in April (for April, May, June MCAT)

2 nights a week Gainesville Classroom (Tue/Thur 6-10pm) with optional weekend online sessions.

Check out the schedule RIGHT HERE

Ready to register?

Call 888-572-2536 or register online HERE ! 

See you in Class!!

Janis Stott
National Program Director
Examkrackers, Inc. (MCAT Prep)

Friday, December 2, 2016

UF Vet School Event


I would like to send out an email about the UF veterinary school's annual art gala and auction to the prehealth listserv. Any interested students can come and mingle with faculty and students from UF's college of veterinary medicine! -----

Come out to First Magnitude Brewery on Sunday December 4th, 2016 from 4-7PM to see and bid on art made by the verterinary students and faculty here at the UF CVM! Free entry to all and a $10 wristband can get you 1 free beer and discounts all night. Raffle tickets included as well for some amazing prizes. Mingle and enjoy some art this weekend as you take a break from studying!

If unable to attend the physical event, participants can also bid online during the event. Link Here:

Facebook Event Page:
Rachel Shedden
UF College of Veterinary Medicine


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Project Healthcare Volunteer Program 2017

My name is Anthony Orneta and I am the Program Coordinator for New York University’s annual summer intensive – Project Healthcare. I am writing in hopes that you pass along the information listed below to your pre-health students and students interested in medicine and healthcare.

As a member of Project Healthcare students are given the unique opportunity to play an active role in patient care in Bellevue Hospital Center’s Emergency Department. Through hands on experience, in one of New York City’s most active emergency departments, our volunteers are able to explore a diverse array of interests and are exposed to the reality of a career in medicine.  The volunteers learn to function as patient advocates, and are also exposed to numerous aspects of patient care while working closely with the clinical staff. Our 10-week intensive summer program is one of the most competitive and attractive programs offered to collegiate students.

In addition to the Emergency Department, which includes adult and pediatric emergency rooms as well as the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, all participants rotate through the Operating Room and Cardiac Catheterization Lab to observe and help facilitate care.  They ride along with FDNY EMTs, and spend time with the Social Work staff where they learn about the social needs of patients suffering with issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, and/or homelessness.

The main function of our volunteers is patient advocacy. This directly translates to providing food and water to patients, providing blankets and clothing and, above all, emotional comfort by way of conversation and interaction. Volunteer participants also engage in concrete tasks such as making up stretchers, transporting patients, providing patient support during procedures, interpreting, assisting with undressing patients, and the stocking and preparation of equipment.  In the clinical area, they are afforded the opportunity to observe procedures, assist with custodial care, and interact with patients of varied cultural, social and economic backgrounds.  While intermingling with all levels of clinical staff, they may also engage in active networking with RNs, residents, attending physicians, social workers, PCTs and ancillary personnel.  In short, our program offers each participant an opportunity to further develop the skills of flexibility, compassion, and creativity, while addressing the demands of spontaneous situations.

Quantitative research has shown that a large majority of our alumni continue their education in the health care field. With many past participants gaining acceptance into some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the nation, citing their experiences in Project Healthcare as pivotal to fostering the motivation and dedication that helped them to achieve success. For our volunteers, it is often the individual patient interactions that are most impactful. Our volunteers appreciate the stories, the experiences and the trust that patients share with them.

More information and, more specifically, the application for Project Healthcare can be accessed through this link. The application for Project Healthcare 2017 is now open and will officially close on Sunday, February 5th at 11:59pm. The application requires the submission of a personal statement, an updated resume and two letters of recommendation. Please note that no particular previous experiences are required. Each year, in selecting our volunteers, we look for a diverse group of students with equally diverse interests and experiences. We welcome any questions, should you have them.  

I thank you for allowing me to share a synopsis of our program and hope you will pass the information along appropriately. I’m proud to say, our program is going into its 36th year and to this point has almost solely gained popularity through word-of-mouth from alumni, students and individuals at educational institutions such as yourself.  


Anthony Orneta 

Program Coordinator

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Last Habitat GBM 11/29, 7:20 Jennings Basement!!

Hi friends!

Can you believe we are almost done with this semester? We sincerely appreciate every single one of you for all the time and dedication you have shown to our organization. It has been an extremely successful semester all because of you!

Get excited for an awesome Tuesday night potluck! We will have our 7th general body meeting at 7:20 PM in Jennings Basement. We will be...

-Eating delicious food

-Giving out awards

-Talking about Collegiate Challenge

-Selling tanks ($10)

-Signing up for builds

-Building friendships

You can check out the event on Facebook and let everyone know what dish you're bringing on our Google Doc

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream (froyo? 😊)! We will be having a fundraiser at Yogurtology this Wednesday, 11/30. Officers will be present from 7-9pm to take attendance but you are welcome to come out any time during the day- just make sure you mention you're with UF Habitat when you check out. Get more details about our event here. A fraction of the revenue generated that evening will go towards our organization so please come out and support us!

We plan on building throughout December so keep an eye out for build sign-ups posted on our Facebook.

Finally, we want to get your feedback via our end of the semester survey to know how we can improve our organization and make it even better for our members! It should only take just a couple minutes of your time and would be especially helpful to us!

If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to get in touch with me or any of the other Habitat officers via email or Facebook message. 

Thank you again for everything you have done for our organization. Wishing all of you a great week and end of semester. Best of luck on finals! 

Tristen Townsend

Vice President of Administration
UF Habitat for Humanity |

Monday, November 28, 2016

University of Florida: Scheduling Fall Georgetown School of Med Webinar for your Students

The Georgetown University School of Medicine(GUSOM) invites you to an informational webinar! Call in from anywhere, and learn about our medical school, our diverse campus, admissions information, and why you should be excited to apply! You will have the opportunity to learn from and speak with our admissions officer, Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and a real medical student at GUSOM! We will be available to answer any questions you may have about our Medical School, so make sure to signup for the 45 minute webinar. We will email you instructions on how to call in prior to the webinar date. Get excited and #spreadGUSOMlove! Find out more about us here.