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NEW CHANGES FOR THE 2016 APPLICATION CYCLE:

1. We will no longer require a diversity course.

2. The letters of recommendation requirements have been reduced from 6 to 4. The required letters are as follows:

• 1 Science Professor – Letter must be from a faculty member who taught the applicant in a traditional lecture classroom setting and assigned them a grade in chemistry, biology or physics.

• 1 Professor – Letter must be from a faculty member who taught the applicant and assigned them a grade. May include science, and non-science courses including music, labs, dance, etc.

• 1 Other Supervisor or Research – Letter must be from a research supervisor or supervisor of the applicant’s choice.

• 1 Community Service or Patient Exposure – Letter must address the applicant’s community service and/or patient exposure.

NOTE: One letter may not be used to fulfill two requirements

3. Activities

Community/Volunteer Service hours have been adjusted.

Min: 36 hours completed within the last 4 years
Ave: 100 hours completed within the last 4 years

Research

Min: Part of a class where applicant answered or tested a hypothesis and received a grade. 
Examples: A writing project, laboratory work, etc.

NOTE: Research completed as part of a premedical course requirement will not be accepted.

Ave: Hypothesis based research that is supervised by an individual with verifiable research credentials. May include independent research or senior thesis.

4. MCAT

Scores will be accepted for tests taken in 2015, 2014, and 2013. For tests taken in 2013 and 2014 only, the best score for each section will be considered. If the 2015 test was taken, only the scores from this test will be accepted.
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Congratulations to our Bench-to-Bedside Competition winners! The ‪#‎UUSOM‬ recently hosted this annual innovative and entrepreneurial competition where some great ideas were displayed. Our medical students did a fantastic job and we look forward to seeing some of these inventions in the near future!
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A new podcast is available on iTunes!

When Jenn, a current first year medical student here at ‪#‎UUSOM‬ didn’t get into medical school on her first try, she chose to take that year to pursue a master’s degree in something that not only interested her, but would provide a path for another potential career. With a Master’s in Pharmacology from Georgetown, she is now more than half way through her first year of med school. We talk about ways that she strengthened her application before reapplying, what her experience thus far has been like, and finally, how you can apply Complimentary/Alternative medicine to Western Medicine.

So head on over to iTunes, look for "Talking Admissions and Med Student Life". It will be Episode 53!
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Congratulations to the Class of 2015 on a very successful Match Day!
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A new podcast is available on iTunes!

“In general pediatrics/primary care, we spend about 40% of our time dealing with kids who are healthy or coming in for well child visits and well child checkups. Getting to know that child and getting to know that family while being a part of their lives over an extended period of time, it’s hard to beat that.”

For Dr. Paul Young, a medical educator and pediatrician here at ‪#‎UUSOM‬, there have been many changes during the span of his career as a pediatrician. We discuss what changes he’s seen over the past 30 years, how he approaches talking to a concerned parent about vaccines and autism, and finally, what he sees in the future for pediatrics.

So head on over to iTunes, look for "Talking Admissions and Med Student Life". It will be Episode 52!
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Great article by the Washington Post on the severe physician shortage that the United States is facing. This is a national issue and all medical schools, professional organizations, and other advocacy groups have called on Congress to help fund more residency positions.

From the article:

"The organization called on Congress to raise the federal cap on slots for medical residents at teaching hospitals by 3,000 annually, at a cost it estimated would be about $1 billion per year. The government provides its $40,000 share of the cost of training each U.S. physician — estimated at about $152,000 annually — via the Medicare program. Currently, those hospitals train 27,000 to 29,000 doctors each year."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/03/03/u-s-faces-90000-doctor-shortage-by-2025-medical-school-association-warns/
As the nation's population ages, more specialists will be needed to treat chronic diseases of the elderly, the association says.
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The Office for Inclusion & Outreach (OIO) and the Health Science Multicultural Student Association (HSMSA) recently held their biannual Breaking Barriers Dialogue Series. Students enjoyed dinner while participating in an interactive Q&A panel with local community health center directors to learn about the healthcare resources available to undocumented immigrants living in the Salt Lake City area. A successful and informative evening for all in attendance.
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The Pediatric Medicine Interest Group (PMIG) recently hosted their annual Pediatric Roundtable Event.  Pediatricians in over forty specialties joined medical students for a #potatobar lunch followed by three 15-minute roundtable sessions.  Students heard about different pediatric fields and were able to sit down one-on-one with doctors to ask questions such as why they chose pediatrics, where and what residency was like, and their quality of life.  Congratulations on a very successful event!
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Starting in April, there will be new limits on taking the MCAT exam. For more information regarding the new policy, contact ‪#‎AAMC‬.
Starting in April 2015, there will be new limits on how many attempts you have to take the MCAT exam. Remember that you can only be registered for one seat at a time and that no-shows and voids count
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A new podcast is available on iTunes!

For Matt, a current first year medical student here at ‪#‎UUSOM‬, taking more than a year off before entering medical school was a decision based on his desire to work and gain knowledge within the medical industry. As an analyst for a healthcare consulting firm, he was granted access to the changing scene of health care policy and the transition into value based care and quality metrics. It was during this time that he began preparing to apply to medical school by writing his personal statement, compiling dates of volunteer work, and taking the additional steps necessary to build a strong application. I talk to Matt about how to start early in preparing for your medical school application, what he feels is the best thing about his first year of medical school, and finally, the different types of interest groups students can get involved in.

So head on over to iTunes, look for "Talking Admissions and Med Student Life". It will be Episode 51!
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The Health Sciences Multicultural Student Association (HSMSA) recently held a very successful blood drive on the Health Sciences campus.  Many #UUSOM medical students participated in between their classes and studies.  #Pleasegiveblood #AmericanRedCross
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