The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Upcoming Pre-Health Events for Citadel Students

The Citadel now has two active clubs for pre-health students: The Pre-Health Society focuses on preparation for Medical, Dental, or other Health-Related Professions, and the Health Professions Society focuses on PA, PT, and enrichment activities. 

Spring 2018 Regular Club Meetings of Pre-Health Society:
1. Jan 12 – HPSP scholarships
2. Feb 2 – VCOM and Osteopathic medicine
3. Mar 2 - TBD
4. April 6 – New Officer Elections and Pizza Party
All regular meetings are held in Duckett 101 at 12:00 unless noted. Look for flyers, Facebook notices, and emails with more details.

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B2B Programs for Spring 2018:
  1. February 7, 2018       B2B: Careers in Medical Genetics
  2. February 28, 2018     B2B: Careers in Public Health
  3. April 4, 2018              B2B: Pharmaceutical Compounding
  4. April 11, 2018            B2B: Prepping for Medical School Admissions – USC School of Medicine

B2B Events are on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 PM. To Participate in B2B activities: Register online and RSVP to Dr. Zanin by email

 

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Please also visit our Pre-Health Information Page to learn more about applying to all types of Health Professions Schools.

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Please "Follow" the Pre-Health Society's Facebook Page to get Facebook newsfeed updates on upcoming events like summer research opportunities, open houses, scholarships, and more. 

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Attention Pre-Meds: MCAT has released the test dates for 2017. Prepare well before taking the test. (Do not take the actual exam as a "practice" - it's not like the SAT or ACT - every score counts)

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Dr. Sarah Imam will take interested students to MUSC's "Dental Day" on October 27, 2017.  If you email her ASAP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  For more info go here: 

http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/dentistry/Old%20News%20Stories/dentalday

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Study Abroad Experience for Citadel Pre-Health Students 

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Summer Enrichment Opportunities

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Students interested in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and dental medicine are cordially invited to attend an Open House at one of the three locations of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM):

Saturday, November 11, in Bradenton, FL
Friday, November 17, in Greensburg, PA
Saturday, November 18, in Erie, PA

At this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about LECOM and all that it has to offer. In addition to demonstrations and tours, there will be plenty of time to speak directly with our students, faculty, and staff. Families and friends are welcome. We ask that you choose a location and then RSVP as instructed through the link below:

http://lecom.edu/open-house/

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Georgia Campus - PCOM in Suwanee, Georgia, is hosting an Open House on Friday, September 29th beginning at 5:30pm. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the following programs of study: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Biomedical Sciences (MS), Physician Assistant Studies (MS) and our inaugural PT program (DPT). We expect to matriculate our first PT class in June, 2018.

Faculty, students and staff will be available throughout the evening to answer all of your questions. 
Tours will be given and refreshments will be served.

On line registration is available at http://www.pcom.edu/
Please click on the Georgia Campus upcoming events link to register.

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Attention Pre-Pharmacy Students:
There will be a free Virtual Pharmacy School Fair (October 3 & 4, 2017) and Pharmacy Grad School Virtual Fair (October 11, 2017). These fairs allow students to connect real-time with programs without leaving their home or office. Attend the fairs online from anywhere!
Register at the link below:
https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails…

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Dental School Virtual Fair: http://www.adea.org/gdvf17/

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Pre-Health Information Session for Citadel Pre-Health Students - Sept 1, 2017, noon, Duckett 101 - flyer

Pre-Health Information Session Handout

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•	September 1– Info Meeting with Dr. Zanin & Dr. Imam (not restricted to club members)
• October 13 – Club Volunteer and Service Meeting
• November 3 – Being a Doctor and Running a Business - Dr. Bill Layman
• December 1 – Uniformed Services University Medical School - Dr. Chris Bunt

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Interested in Optometry? Check this out:
https://www.careereco.com/Fair/FairOrganizations…

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Interested in a Grad Program in Public Health? Check this out:
https://www.careereco.com/Fair/FairOrganizations…

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Pre-Medical Student Event at USC-SOM on Nov 18. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usc-som-11th-annual-snma-pre-m…
The passcode is USCSNMA11.

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Financial Assistance for Kaplan Test Prep Courses:
Kaplan’s Starting Line program offers eligible students up to 60% off the cost of a course, which helps those who might not otherwise have access to test prep step up to the same starting line as everyone else.

You can find more information, including a link to the the application form, here. Eligibility is tied to GPA and financial need, and the process is relatively simple and speedy.
Finally, if any of your students score well on their graduate admissions tests
https://www.kaptest.com/tuitionassistance

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Study Abroad and get shadowing experience, too:
An organization called the Atlantis Project is accepting applications for this winter and summer. They are a Pre-med study abroad that allows you to shadow doctors in European and South American hospitals for over 20 hours per week while rotating specialties.
One of our students, Dillon Graham, recently attended the Atlantis Project this past summer and had an incredible experience. If you would like to learn more about this oppDillon’s Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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MUSC sponsors "Science Café"

Science Café brings the community together with MUSC scientists in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. Come join the conversation!

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Are you a college freshman or sophomore pre-health student seeking a summer career-enrichment opportunity within the health professions? Register today to join the upcoming Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) webinar and get an in-depth look into all the program has to offer.

Register for free informational webinar here: https://aamc1.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do…

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Looking for clinical and shadowing experience? MUSC's CARE free health clinic in Mt. Pleasant is looking for volunteers. Contact Sarah Grace Keaveny for more information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Attention Pre-Dental Students: MUSC will host its annual Dental Day on Friday October 27.  Please contact Dr. Sarah Imam, if you want to attend, and request that she send you a conformation that she has received your email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pre-Health Volunteer Opportunity:
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic would love to have cadets from Pre-Health volunteer if the students could give time for the full semester. If you want to take part in this opportunity please contact Carman Fowler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by The Krause Center to see her.
http://www.bifmc.org/

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Bench 2 Bedside (B2B) Student Success Seminar Series: online video-conference sessions for Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, and Pre-Dental students. These virtual meetings with students across South Carolina and with experts from throughout the state, give students an excellent opportunity for professional development. 
Registration is required: https://www.scahec.net/schools/
Please register and also please email Dr. Zanin to RSVP for each session, 
she buys pizza for everyone, and needs a head count.
The first event is  B2B: Medical Laboratory Science – An Emergency Blood Transfusion Workup/  
September 27, 2017/  5:00 – 6:30 pm/ 
Holiday Alumni Center Multimedia Room
You must register here: 
  https://www.scahec.net/SCHOOLS/Registration/ProgramDetails.aspx?PID=2206  
and also RSVP to Dr. Zanin at 
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  
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Looking for a job that provides great clinical experience? Consider becoming a medical scribe. For more information contact the Implementations Recruiter for PhysAssist Scribes. His name is Andrew Matson. His email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.iamscribe.com/  

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Applying to Medical/Dental School for Fall 2018? For MD schools - the 2018 AMCAS application will open early in May 2017.  For DO schools - the 2018 AACOMAS application opens early in May 2017.  For Dental Schools - ADEA AADSAS opens early in June. 

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 Health-Related Professions Fall 2017 Information Sessions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC. For any student who is interested in pursuing a career in the following areas:

• Anesthesia for Nurses (DNAP)
• BS in Healthcare Studies *New program* 
• Cardiovascular Perfusion
• Health Administration
• Occupational Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Physician Assistant Studies

At these sessions, our faculty and staff offer a comprehensive look at the admission process, financial aid, and prerequisite requirements for all of the listed programs. We provide an overview of all of the professions, and there are program specific breakout groups which allow each person the opportunity to speak with a faculty member from the program of interest. We will also be offering tours led by Student Ambassadors one hour before each information session.

Dates are here

Register Here:  http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/chp/prospective-students/register_info_sessions.htm

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Free Summer Enrichment Opportunity:
"Summer Health Professions Education Program" (SHPEP).
To be eligible for SHPEP, an applicant must:
---be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
---be a college freshman or sophomore at the time of application; and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
---identify with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions; or comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; and/or demonstrate an interest in issues affecting underserved populations.
Applications for Summer 2018 open November 1, 2017. For more information: http://shpep.org/about/

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Attention Pre-Med Students:
VCOM's Carolinas Campus will host their Fall 2017 Open House on November 10, 2017. During Open House participants will have the opportunity to tour the campus and facilities including the Anatomy lab, attend a meet and greet with the deans, see osteopathic manipulative treatment in action, and more! For more information: go here: http://www.vcom.edu/admissions/carolinas-campus-open-house.

If you would like to be added to the Pre-Health Society email list, please email  Dr. Zanin with your request. 

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Attention Pre-Med students interested in DO:

Experience a typical day in the life of an DO medical student!

ATSU-SOMA's Student Government Association encourages pre-med students to attend ATSU-SOMA DO for a Day. Students should attend who are interested in learning about osteopathic medicine and the university. Students will attend class, small group activities, eat lunch with Student Ambassadors and observe a lab.

Dates range from September 2017 - April 2018. 
September 15
October 13
November 3
December 1
December 15
January 26
February 2
February 16
March 9
March 30
April 20

SEATS ARE LIMITED. SECURE YOUR SEAT NOW.

To RSVP, please email your desired date of attendance, your name, email address and phone number to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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