Global Health Film “A Walk to Beautiful” – November 9th!

The Global Health Committee is hosting the film “A Walk to Beautiful”, which follows women living with Obstetric Fistula. This event will take place Friday November 9th, 2012 @ 8-10pm in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. If you would like to donate popcorn, nachos, hot chocolate, or baked goods for this event, please contact Jabari Allen at jaa3224@truman.edu.  Also check your email for a googledoc to sign up for what you will be donating.

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Dues Collected and AMSA Movie Night is October 21st!

Attention members! AMSA dues were collected tonight.  If you were not able to either attend the meeting or give Kyle Smith, the AMSA Treasurer, the money for dues, you MUST contact him either this week or the beginning of next week to pay them.  You can contact him at kss5826@truman.edu to arrange a time for him to collect them.  They are $20 for new members and $15 for returning members.

Once last announcement, there will be an AMSA Movie Night on Sunday, October 21st, 2012 @ 5:45 pm.  The movie shown will be “Gattaca” and will be held in the West Campus Multi-Purpose Room .  Sign up by putting your name and pizza preference on the google.doc that should be sent to your email.  The deadline to do this is by Sunday, October 21st.  Thanks!

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Medical School Admissions Doctor

Hey AMSA!

Veritas Prep’s team of medical school admissions consultants answer tons of your admission questions including topics such as how to pay for medical school and what a day in the life of a first year med student is like. I highly recommend checking this out!

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/medical-school-admissions-doctor

-Kristina

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Summer Enrichment Program at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Hey AMSA,

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois is pleased to share information with students interested in a career in medicine about our Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), which seeks to help students understand healthcare disparities and the importance of promoting equity in healthcare. Please refer to our website at www.stritch.luc.edu/sep for program specifics and contact information if you or your students have additional questions.

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Sarah Shay is selling MCAT books

Message from Sarah:

I am selling a set of brand new Princeton review MCAT books! The set includes a verbal reasoning, physics and math, biology, organic and general chemistry book. Like I said, they are brand new… Literally haven’t opened them up. It also includes 2 full length practice tests online. If any one is interested, contact me sds7666@truman.edu.

Thanks!

-Sarah Shay

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5 Ways for Premeds to Maximize Physician Shadowing

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/medical-school-admissions-doctor/2011/12/26/5-ways-for-premed-students-to-maximize-physician-shadowing

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Summer Research!

A.T. Still contacted us, and the deadline for applications to the Still Research Institute summer internship program is Dec. 31st. The program is great, and the faculty there really enjoy working with Truman students. If you would like an application for the internship, e-mail Josh Wilson at jbw3725@truman.edu.

Here are the sites that were highlighted last night at the meeting for Summer Research:

http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/premed.htm

http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm

Have a great Winter Break everyone!

AMSA exec.

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How Doctors Die: It’s Not Like the Rest of Us, But It Should Be

Great article I found for those interested in medical ethics, palliative care, and/or euthanasia. Also gives a good viewpoint for anyone interested in medicine in the approach doctors have to end of life scenarios. Check it out!

http://zocalopublicsquare.org/thepublicsquare/2011/11/30/how-doctors-die/read/nexus/

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Kaplan Black Friday-Cyber Monday discount

Hey AMSA! Just passing along a message from our Kaplan representative, Molly Russell: 

Because you are a valued partner, we would like to take this opportunity to give you a sneak peek at our upcoming promotion, which will begin on Black Friday.  Starting Friday, students will have the opportunity to receive $200 off*of select Kaplan courses.  Anyone taking the MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT, or GRE* in 2012 should take advantage of this opportunity to save.

Kaplan’s Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale runs from November 25th through November 28th.  Invest in yourself this season with a prep course from Kaplan, the industry leader.  Kaplan offers personalized learning with adaptive technology, top-rated faculty—by students‡ and the best guarantee in the industry: get a higher score or your money back.**  This special offer ends Monday November 28th, so don’t delay – sign up for your Kaplan class today.

Classes are starting soon online:

MCCM12304A: December 1st meeting on Tuesdays & Thursdays Live, online

MCCM12304C: January 19th meeting on Tuesdays & Thursdays Live, online

MCCM12303A: November 30th meeting on Mondays & Wednesdays Live, online

To enroll in Kaplan’s exclusive Classroom AnywhereTM  just sign up, log in, and you’re there. To learn more, visit www.kaplangmat.com or call 1-800-KAP-TEST.

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Thanks everyone,

Kristina                            

 

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MCAT at Truman

These are the test dates set up at Truman for the MCAT.
January 27 at 8am
January 28 at 1pm
March 24 at 8am
April 13 at 8am
April 28 at 1pm
May 19 at 8am
May 31 at 1pm
June 21 at 8am & 2pm
July 14 at 8am
July 26 at 8am
July 27 at 8am
August 10 at 8am
August 16 at 1pm
August 23 at 1pm
September 6 at 2pm
September 11 at 1pm
At some point if MCAT students are not registered for a test date, the date becomes available for other test takers such as the GRE or Praxis Series test takers to schedule into.  If you have any other questions, please contact me.
Nancy
Nancy Asher
Coordinator of Testing & Reporting and Associate Budget Officer
Truman State University
Assessment & Testing Office
1130 Violette Hall
100 E Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501
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