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News and Events

Stay informed about events happening in the College of Health Sciences and events related to Pre-Health fields.

Events

  • Interview Workshop on Monday April 26th, 5-6:30pm. The Pre-Health Advising office is happy to host an interview workshop for students who are currently applying to health professional schools OR planning to apply in the next year. More interview workshop information and zoom link.

  • Registration for the AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair on April 22,  Demystifying the Application Process in the Era of COVID-19, is now open. This fair is free to all attendees and participating medical schools and associations. At this time, 90+ medical schools and associations are confirmed to participate. The virtual event will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET (9 am to 2 pm Mountain time) on April 22. For those who can’t attend the live event, the fair platform and all included materials will be accessible until May 22. 

  • The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Washington in Seattle is holding an informational session titled “What is an MD/PhD and is it right for me?” about their MD-PhD program on May 10 at 7:00pm MST, led by several current UWash. MSTP students. They will give some background on the program and MD-PhD career trajectories, as well as answering audience questions. Any interested students can join by RSVPing via https://forms.gle/pZcPGuwfrnb99oV88. This program is ideal for those interested in both caring for patients and engaging in research to improve health outcomes.

  • The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) is hosting a new virtual session, "Discussion with the Dean" on May 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MST. Join Dr. Mohr, ICOM Dean and Chief Academic Officer, to participate in a question and answer session with individuals interested in ICOM! Topics of Discussion (but not limited to): student life at ICOM, future plans for ICOM, Dr. Mohr's background and experiences, preparing for medical school and medical school and COVID-19. Bring your questions and RSVP Here!

  • On behalf of the WAAHP Regional Meeting planning committee, we invite students to join us at our first West Coast Health Professions Conference, a student-focused virtual event on May 27, 3-7pm MST, featuring workshops on a variety of health professions and an exhibitor fair with more than 60 exhibitors, including medical schools from across the nation. Registration is $5 and can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-west-coast-health-professions-conference-tickets-129767033691

  • Save the date! Inland Northwest Pre-Med Summit on June 25, 2021. Online registration opens May 1.

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Scholarships and Competitive Applications for Experiential Learning

  • The University of Utah School of Medicine Office of Health Equity Diversity and Inclusion (SOM OHEDI) would like to invite all pre-med students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply to our Medical Admissions Preparatory Program (MAPP), previously known as MCAT Summer Scholars Program. The MAPP is designed to assist premedical students from underrepresented backgrounds to strengthen their medical school application and prepare for the MCAT. This is an eight-week program that runs from mid-June to mid-August, 2021. Students applying should be committed to taking the MCAT and applying to medical school by Spring 2022. Students are afforded opportunities in research, patient exposure, volunteer opportunities, the Kaplan course, and writing seminars. Students are competitively selected in the spring for summer admission and upon selection are expected to attend weekly meetings with the cohort and staff advisors. The deadline to apply is April 30. More information about the application process and requirements.

  • Due to the decrease in COVID-19 infections and the increase in community vaccination, Ivinson Memorial Hospital has lifted its moratorium on observers. Observer candidates can begin the application process immediately. In order to apply, you must have confirmed with a provider that they are willing for you to observe them. When you contact them, they may ask for an updated resume and information about your particular interest in their field, so be prepared. Contact information for providers and departments can be found here: https://www.ivinsonhospital.org/students. Contact the IMH Education Office (e-mail available on the website linked above) or UW’s Pre-Health Advising office (hsadvise@uwyo.edu) to discuss your intention to shadow (with confirmation of the provider who has stated you can observe them) and to receive the necessary application documents. If you are a pre-health student, the Pre-Health Advising Office can usually turn these letters around within 2 business days, as needed. And if you haven’t yet discussed the experiential preparation for any of the health professions listed on this page, feel free to schedule an appointment with a pre-health advisor.



Connection in the Community, Job and Volunteer Opportunities

  • Summer Internship Opportunities at Feeding Laramie Valley. We are excited to share the news of our available positions for this summer! We have positions available for our Shares team, Kids Out to Lunch team, Event and Program Planning team, and our Action Resources International team. Applications and job descriptions are open and available through our website at https://www.feedinglaramievalley.org/jobsandinternships. The application deadline is on Saturday, May 1, 2021 by midnight. With so many programs to offer, we can work together to find the right position for you! Call us at 307-223-4399 for questions.

  • The Dementia Support Center is looking for volunteers for the Caring Companions program. Our companions meet with people with dementia or chronic medical conditions for two hours each week. Respite time helps reduce caregiver stress, and care receivers can socialize and engage in enjoyable activities.

    • Excellent clinical experience

    • Valuable community service

    • Enhance your resume or CV

    If you’re interested in more information about making a difference in the lives of others, gaining valuable experience, or how you can get involved with the Dementia Support Center, contact: DSC@uwyo.edu

  • AmeriCorps Gap Year in Alaska. Are you looking for a fulfilling gap year or unsure of what is next on your plate? Juneau AmeriCorps is now taking applications for the 2021-2022 service term in Juneau, AK. Come serve in a vibrant community in a beautiful location and receive the perfect mix of adventure and professional development. I have enjoyed my year in Juneau immensely and would highly recommend it to anyone! Please reach out if you want to know more about my experience as an AmeriCorps member in Juneau. jebersbe@uwyo.edu or 307-202-2869.

  • Summer Internship Opportunities at Feeding Laramie Valley. We are excited to share the news of our available positions for this summer! We have positions available for our Shares team, Kids Out to Lunch team, Event and Program Planning team, and our Action Resources International team. Applications and job descriptions are open and available through our website at https://www.feedinglaramievalley.org/jobsandinternships. The application deadline is on Saturday, May 1, 2021 by midnight. With so many programs to offer, we can work together to find the right position for you! Call us at 307-223-4399 for questions.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters: In these times of uncertainty, the importance of strong relationships has never been more clear. You can help make a difference by becoming a mentor. Being a Big is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you’ll ever do. You can help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do like hiking Medicine Bow peak or going to a UW football game. We are actively recruiting volunteers to mentor youth in Laramie. Head to wyobbbs.org/volunteer to become a part of something bigger. Contact haley@wyobbbs.org with any questions!

 


Entrance Exam Preparation

  • The AAMC Fee Assistance Program provides financial assistance to individuals who, without this aid, would find it difficult to take the MCAT, apply to medical schools that use AMCAS, and fulfill other application obligations. The 2021 Fee Assistance Program application opened on Feb. 8, 2021.Here are some resources to help you apply and get the most out of the program:


 Fall 2021 Course Opportunities

    • The Pre-Health Advising Office will be piloting a 1-credit upper-division MCAT prep course for Fall 2021: HLSC 4990-01. This course, taught by Craig Vaske, will focus on understanding, developing and applying the reading and logical abilities to evaluate the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section of the MCAT (medical college admissions test). The course will NOT engage in content review for the other MCAT sections, but the basic reading and evaluation tools can apply to the passages presented in those sections as well. Additionally, these skills are helpful in evaluating the news, advertising and research that you will encounter in both your everyday and professional lives. This course is a pilot, so students should come prepared to participate, provide constructive feedback and complete the assignments.  No guarantees are made about future MCAT scores but at a minimum the course will motivate you to read and think about MCAT style CARS questions. The students who will probably benefit the most would be those who will be taking the MCAT between late fall of 2021 and summer of 2023.

    • FCSC 5101: Families Across the Lifespan is a graduate-level seminar providing an in-depth examination of lifespan human development within the family system. The course is online this fall.

    • Upper-Level Elective Public Health Courses: Kinesiology and Health is offering three 4000 and 5000 level courses in public health in the fall. All classes are open to high performing undergraduates as well as graduate students:

      • HLED 4020/5020 (fully online, asynchronous). Food Health & Justice. Taught by Dr. Christine M. Porter.

      • HLED 5586-40 (fully online, asynchronous). Unlocking the Potential of Public Health. Taught by Dr. Alisa Siceloff

      • HLED 5586-41 (fully online, asynchronous). Increasing Support for Public Health Projects. Taught by Ph.D. Candidate Lacey Gaechter

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Laramie, WY 82071

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Email: hsadvise@uwyo.edu

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