Thursday, May 17, 2018

Opportunity: The Brown University Gateways Program

Application deadline is June 1. Classes begin July 2018.

Gateways to Medicine, Healthcare and Research at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University provides a rigorous academic program that prepares students for either careers in these fields or doctoral-level training. The program offers either a Master of Science in Medical Sciences, or a Certificate in Medical Science. Benefits include:
  • A small class size that ensures individualized attention.
  • A robust curriculum on par with the first year of an Ivy League medical school.
  • Career mentoring and advising.
  • Access to Brown University facilities and resources.
Classes begin in July for master's degree candidates. Encourage your advisees to learn more about this program and apply to meet the June 1 deadline.

We look forward to helping your students achieve their career goals.


Gowri Anandarajah, MD, FAAFP
Gateways Program Director
Professor of Family Medicine and Medical Sciences, Clinician Educator

Opportunity: Atlantis programs this summer and University Partnerships for next year

Dear Thea,  
We wanted to touch base with you as summer approaches. If you have students who have not filled their summers with opportunities that will prepare them for pre-health school applications, The Atlantis Fellowship is an option to consider. We are still accepting applications for programs ranging from 2 to 8 weeks.

With heavy, specialized credit loads, we know how difficult it is for your students to find time to get a significant volume of shadowing hours. We also know how difficult it can be to travel abroad while fulfilling pre-health curricula. Our hope is to help your students get both shadowing hours and to give them an opportunity to better understand international healthcare systems. 
Atlantis Fellows get 20 hours/week of ethical, AAMC-compliant shadowing hours in an international healthcare system, experience a new culture, and connect with future colleagues in the medical professions. There is no application fee, and the application can be found here. We have programs at the beginning, middle and end of summer in countries such as Italy, Spain, Greece, Hungary, and Ecuador.

While the majority of our Fellows independently sign up for programs, we also have custom group Fellowship options available for universities that wish to bring their own group.
Custom programs, in the past, have allowed for students to get credit, take classes while abroad, and still get all of the benefits that a student attending individually would receive. For more information on custom group programs, please schedule a call with me using this link:

Kind regards,

John Wulsin
Institutional Relations Manager
The Atlantis Fellowship

Opportunity: MCAT Prep Early Enrollment Deadlines

Between now and August, Altius is offering tuition discounts for two groups, those taking the MCAT this summer, and those testing in 2019. Students qualify for significant tuition breaks based on their date of enrollment. As an added bonus, premed students receiving this email qualify for an extension. Using Coupon Code: NAAHP EXT, any deal scheduled to expire on May 15th will remain valid through Monday, May 21st.
Taking the MCAT in 2019? Get up to $1000 OFF your tuition by enrolling early. See our Early Enrollment tuition table at the end of this email. You'll access the best tuition price of the entire 2018-19 school year by enrolling before May 21st.
Taking the MCAT this Summer? Enroll before May 21st for maximum savings. Please note that all Altius Summer Full-Immersion Programs include a 14-Day Trial Period after classes begin. We also guarantee our Platinum or Gold Summer Full-Immersion Programs will improve your MCAT score by a minimum of 10 points! Last year, many students improved by 15-20 points or more ( results/). 
Save an ADDITIONAL $2,000! Those who qualify for our Mentor-In-Training (MIT) Scholarship Program receive up to $2,000 off select programs--that is in addition to the early enrollment discount. Call (435) 671-5783 for full details.
The following table gives the 2018 Summer Tuition Discounts based on enrollment date. Explore the differences between the Platinum and Gold packages here: http://altiustestprep. com/summer.

We are pleased to announce the following Early Enrollment Tuition Discounts for the 2018-19 school year. Learn more about these programs here: http://altiustestprep. com/programs. To claim these discounts, enter the appropriate COUPON CODE during checkout (before the expiration date).

Affordable payment plans are available for all programs, with no interest or finance charges. Summer programs are available in Utah, Kansas, Oregon, or anywhere in the world via MCAT Everywhere, our live, streaming webinar platform. Space is strictly limited. Call today to see if seats are still available for the program of your choice.
Warm Regards,
Lauren K. Curtis
Founder & CEO
Altius Test Prep
Office: 435.671.5783
Cell: 801.599.2524

*Compare to $16,227 for a shorter summer program, similar tutoring hours, and admissions help from our competitor: $9,499 for their 6-week program, plus $5,999 for 35 additional tutoring sessions, plus $749 for their basic admissions package. You save over $11,000.
**Compare to $13,498 for a shorter summer program and similar tutoring hours from our competitor: $9,499 for their 6-week program, plus $3,999 for 15 additional tutoring sessions. You save over $9,000.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Announcement: New Traffic Rules for 2019 Application Cycle from AAMC Newsletter

New protocols (“traffic rules”) have been approved to guide how medical school admissions officers and applicants should interact and share information during the medical school application cycle. The protocols go into effect for the 2019 admissions cycle. The protocols for admissions officers and for applicants were approved by the AAMC Council of Deans Administrative Board this week, following feedback from the admissions community—represented by the GSA Steering Committee, the GSA Committee on Admissions, and the new Ad Hoc Working Group on Admissions Tools and Resources.
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Glide Year Job Opportunity: Department of Ophthalmology at Montefiore Medical Center

My name is Joyce. I am a recent Barnard graduate who will begin medical school this year. For my GAP year, I worked in the Department of Ophthalmology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.

We are looking for a replacement!

In addition to the Job description I've attached below, this position also entails conducting clinical research with Ophthalmologists.

Interested students can contact me directly ( for more information.


Joyce Tang

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Event: Research Symposium on Advances in Drug Delivery by Touro College of Pharmacy

Touro College of Pharmacy invites you to join Dean Henry CohenDr. Zvi LoewyDr. Mariana Babayeva and other leading scientists in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry as well as in academia for a Research Symposium addressing advances in drug formulations and delivery.
On May 24th you will learn about:
·         Getting Large Molecules Across the Blood Brain Barrier
·         Functional Pharmaceutical Excipients for Skin Delivery
·         Targeted Delivery of Adapalene to Hair Follicles for Treatment of Acne
·         Application of Hot Melt Extrusion Technology in Development of Solid Dispersion Systems for Poorly WaterSoluble Drugs
·         Innovation in ControlledRelease Liquid Dosage Forms
·         Past, Present and Future Transdermal Delivery Technology, Three Generations of Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems

Please RSVP by May 22nd.
Heidi Fuchs
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management
Touro College of Pharmacy
O: 929-333-8360

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pre-Health Walk In Advising Hours Today!

Dean Cohen will be hosting walk in hours today from 1pm-2pm  on the 2nd floor of Elliott Hall. Please remember to check in when you arrive.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Announcement: Your Advice needed for the class of 2022

Want to procrastinate a little by helping someone?

Remember how the Guide to Your First Year at Barnard College offered helpful tips from the previous class? 

Now you are the experts on the Barnard first-year experience! 

Please help next year’s incoming class by offering them the benefit of your experience. 

What's a piece of advice that helped you acclimate to Barnard’s academic or residential or social worlds? 

What's something you wish you’d known? 

Many of your tips will be selected for the new edition of the Guide.  

To share your wisdom:
  1. Log into myBarnard/gBear.
  2. Click this link
  3. Fill it out as many times as you have pieces of advice!* 

*Please note: By entering your full name and submitting the form, you indicate your permission to print your advice, with attribution.

Announcement: Study Spaces available through May 10th

The Study Rooms Schedule has been confirmed for the following dates:

May 2 through May 10     
Barnard Hall   Rooms 406 and 407