Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dispelling Pre-Med Myths, The Real Deal: Secrets to Pre Health Success at U of C

If there's one thing that the University of Chicago prides itself on, it's myths. Many of us believe that if you step on the seal in the Reynolds Club, you won't graduate in four years. Some say that a UChicago professor provided the inspiration for the character Indiana Jones. And but of course, there's that trumpeting slogan that UChicago is the place "where fun comes to die." Now though whether or not you'll actually see Fun gasping for air in the middle of the Quad is still debated amongst the UChicago community, the rigorous work-load at the university doesn't really help abate the myth, especially if you're Pre-Med.

But as always, OMSA has your back. (Because that's what we do)

Dispelling Pre-Med Myths, The Real Deal: Secrets to Pre-Health Success at U of C
Wednesday, February 16th
5710 S. Woodlawn Avenue

An informal discussion that can give you insight on what it really takes to be pre-med at UChicago. And even better, we're providing lunch for you!

In the meantime, here are a few Pre-Med resources that you might want to consider if you haven't already.

Student National Medical Association - Minority Association of Pre-Med Students (SNMA-MAPS Uchicago)
The Student National Medical Association is the nation’s oldest and largest organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Membership includes nearly 6,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents, and physicians. The SNMA boasts over 35 years of committed service to communities and continues to advocate for improved health care services and education to meet the needs of minority and under-served populations. SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring culturally sensitive medical education and services, as well as increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students-of-color entering and completing medical school. SNMA chapters are for medical students and serve as hosts to the SNMA–MAPS chapters for undergraduate pre-medical students.

Chicago Careers in Health Professions (CCIHP)
CIHP provides students with the resources and support to develop a customized portfolio of knowledge, skills, and experiences required for advanced study in allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medicine, public health (MPH), dental (DDS) and podiatric (DPM) practice, veterinary medicine (DVM), pharmacy (Pharm. D), and health services research (PhD). CCIHP aims to empower students to achieve a high level of academic, professional, and personal success.

The Pre-Medical Student Association at Uchicago
The Pre-Medical Student Association provides academic, extracurricular, social, and support resources to pre-medical students at the University of Chicago.

Fun doesn't have to die. Grab the defibrillator. Clear!

-Aaron Talley
-Student Intern, Class of 2013