SPRING 2017 HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE - INTERVIEWS and LETTERS of EVALUATIONS
for MEDICAL SCHOOL APPLICANTS
Registration Now Open!
The Whitman College Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) helps facilitate your application to MD and DO medical schools by offering the following services: an interview, a comprehensive Committee letter of evaluation, collection of individual evaluations, and submission of your letter of evaluation packet.
The HPC will be conducting interviews and evaluations for applicants from Feb.-April, 2017 for the following students:
- Whitman graduates from 2016 or earlier and planning to submit an application in Summer 2017
- Seniors graduating and leaving campus in May 2017 (even if you are NOT planning on applying in Summer 2017 you are eligible to participate in the interview process)
- Juniors (May 2018 graduates) planning to submit an application in Summer 2017
If you would like to schedule a Spring 2017 interview, you must contact Kimberly Mueller by Friday, January 6, 2017 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You will be contacted in late January / early February to set up an interview date & time. Required materials for the HPAC review and interview process are located at CLEo - Health Professions website. Alumni - please email Kimberly Mueller at email@example.com, to obtain the HPAC Interview and Letter of Evaluation Instructions Packet and Request for Letter of Evaluation Form.
ADVISING SESSIONS for SENIORS GRADUATING in 2017 and JUNIORS INTERESTED in MEDICINE (MD and/or DO)
Audience: For seniors graduating in 2017 (whether or not you intend to apply in 2017) AND juniors planning to apply in 2017.
Day/Time (Choose only 1 session):
Monday, December 5, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Hall of Science #142
Wednesday, December 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Hall of Science #159
Topics for Discussion:
- Spring 2017 Health Professions Committee interviews and letters of evaluation **** THIS IS CRITICAL***
- Gaining Experience and Knowledge of the Practice of Medicine (volunteering, physician shadowing, healthcare policy, patient exposure)
- Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students
- The Application Process, including...
- AMCAS/AACOMAS primary applications (soliciting letters of evaluation, Personal Statements, Experiences/activities)
- Questions about the sessions, please contact Kimberly Mueller, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can't attend, information presented will be posted on the Health Professions CLEo site.
ADVISING SESSIONS for STUDENTS INTERESTED in PURSUING a HEALTH CAREER
Audience: For first-year and second-year students (2019, 2020 graduates)
Day/Time: TBD - In January
Topics for Discussion:
- Courses (required and recommended)
- College Admission Test (MCAT, PCAT, GRE)
- Core Competencies for Entering Students
- Gaining Experience and Knowledge of the Practice in chosen health field (volunteering, shadowing, healthcare policy, direct-patient care)
Walla Walla Clinical Shadowing Program
The Walla Walla Clinical Shadowing Program,a collaborative program with the Walla Walla Valley Medical Society, Whitman College, Walla Walla University, and Walla Walla Community College was created in 2013 to facilitate pre-medical student shadowing in Walla Walla County. At a special gathering of physicians and students, Dr. Carol Teitz, Associate Dean of Admissions at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Bob Perna, Director, WSMA, joined Dr. Ken Isaacs and Olivia Ware (BBMB, '13) to unveil the new program and website.
If you are interested in learning more about shadowing opportunities, see: Walla Walla Clinical Shadowing Program or email Kimberly Mueller, email@example.com
Summer Enrichment Programs for Medicine and Dentistry
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.
For more details see: http://www.smdep.org/
SMDEP is a national program funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
with direction and technical assistance provided by
The Association of American Medical Colleges and The American Dental Education Association.
There are 12 sites nationwide, including U. of Washington, UCLA, Duke, and Columbia
Application Opens: November 1, 2015 (deadline is March 1, 2016)
Admission Decision Release Dates: February 15 and April 1, 2016
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Medical Practice & Policy
The Medical Practice & Policy program is designed for students with a serious, documented interest in medicine and have the required science background. The core course and study tours offer you a unique clinical course for pre-med students, not available in the US, valuable hands-on medical experience such as patient cases and clinical lab exercises, and insight into clinical practices and health provision in countries other than the US.
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Physician and Author
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