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Pre-Health Newsletter: April 28, 2021

Pre-Health Advising

If you are planning to apply to a health professions program in this upcoming cycle and would like assistance with your application, please register for Application Boot Camp. Application Boot Camp brings together participants working on centralized applications to health professions programs, personal statements, and secondary applications. Participants meet in a Zoom room and actively engage in writing in a supported environment where they will receive guidance and feedback. Past participants have reported that committing to attending these times have helped to hold them accountable to getting work done on their applications in a timely manner.

I have been receiving numerous inquiries about shadowing opportunities. I just added another resource, the American Medical Women’s Association, to the URGO website.

I also added information on Pathologists’ Assistants which I recently learned of at the pre-health advisors regional conference I attended last week.

An alum also recently shared a post from Clinical Scribes where she and her sister, also an alum, worked. She said, “It was a great opportunity to learn medical terminology and get immersed in the Healthcare system.”

Lastly, good luck on finals and congratulations to graduating seniors!

Register for Application Boot Camp

U of M Your Journey to Medicine: a Conversation with BIPOC Faculty

The Offices of Admissions for the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses of the University of Minnesota invites premedical students to participate in their upcoming event on April 29th, from Noon-1PM (CST) via Zoom.

MD Faculty identifying as BIPOC will speak about their journey to medicine, medical education and how they identified their calling. This is a virtual professional development opportunity for those considering applying to medical school, and they hope to engage with you in conversation at this event!

Panelists include: David D. Hamlar, MD, DDS, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; Nersi Nikakhtar, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Tseganesh Selameab, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

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AAMC Situational Judgment Test: Examinee Preparation Webinar

A medical school you may be applying to is participating in the administration of the 2021 AAMC Situational Judgment Test (SJT) in the administration of the 2021 AAMC Situational Judgment Test (SJT).

To ensure that you are prepared for the SJT, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) invites you to attend the upcoming webinar, Everything you Need to Know to Prepare for the 2021 AAMC Situational Judgment Test, on Tuesday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will feature information about test administration policies and procedures, test preparation materials, what to expect on test day, and plans for score release.

Registration is now open for the AAMC SJT for the AAMC SJT and the exam will be offered at no cost to applicants during this application cycle. Throughout the upcoming 2022 application cycle, the following schools will strongly encourage or require all applicants to complete the AAMC SJT:

  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine
  • University of California Davis School of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities
  • Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences

You can find detailed information about the AAMC SJT on our website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

ADEA GoDental Virtual Fair

ADEA AADSAS® (Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) will open the 2021-22 cycle on Tuesday, May 11. We’re here to help you prepare; applicants and advisors are invited to register for free to join us for the 2021 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fair (#GDVF21) on Tuesday, May 18 – Thursday, May 20, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time!

2021 ADEA GoDental virtual fair: May 18-20. Register at

#GDVF21 connects attendees with 60+ U.S. and Canadian dental school representatives to learn about schools’ missions and values-without travel or registration fees.

During #GDVF21, prospective applicants will have the chance to:

  • Prepare to submit the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application by having questions answered by customer service.
  • Connect with admissions officers, dental school faculty and current students.
  • Learn how to put your best foot forward within the application and during interviews.

First Generation College Student Scholarship

The Kryder Law Group, LLC is offering a $1,000 scholarship to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are first generation college students. Applicants must submit an essay on a specific topic related to being a first generation college student. Must have a 3.0 GPA and write an essay. Deadline: June 15, 2022.

Read More and Apply Here

PCA Job Opportunity

Message from Alma Silver:

I am a recent graduate of St. Catherine University, and I live independently with a rotation of personal care attendants. I am currently seeking people to join my team of PCAs this coming summer, and I have previously had a lot of luck recruiting applicants through health-related degree programs in the Twin Cities area.

Below is a Job Description and contact information if you are interested.

Job Description