Need to Spend This Summer Saving Money and Working at Home?

Need to spend this summer saving money and working at home? Don’t worry – even if the experience isn’t directly related to medicine, it is still a valuable opportunity to gain transferable skills.

A med student blogs about how working in a restaurant prepared her for practicing medicine. She writes:

As I stood in front of the patient room and prepared to knock, I told myself, “This is it, it’s really happening! All of my hard work over the years was to get to this moment.” Yet, I had a sense that I had done this before. I know now that what had really prepared me most for that moment had not taken place in medical school or even college, but back in my hometown, in Maine.

In my family, there was always an expectation that you had to work. This meant that while my fellow classmates spent their summers during college working in high powered research labs or traveling the globe on service projects, I spent my five summers working as a server at a restaurant on the coast of Maine and taking classes at the local branch of our state university.

To read more, click here.


Ever Wonder What It’s Like to Be a Medical Scribe?

Check out this Aspiring Docs Diaries blog written by a premed student about her experience scribing in an emergency department and the lessons she learned. She writes:

Becoming a medical scribe for an Emergency Physician has taught me more about medicine, about passion, and most importantly about the patient, than ever before… I had heard that becoming a medical scribe allows you to accumulate clinical experience, gain exposure that helps with medical school interviews, and write a stronger personal statement. This has rung true as many of my coworkers have left to matriculate to medical school, and credit, in part, their experiences as a medical scribe for their acceptance.

To read more click here.

For opportunities to become a scribe yourself, check out GVSU Scribe Academy  or Scribe America.

MSU EAP Application Available Tomorrow

To any students interested in applying to Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Early Assurance Program, the application opens tomorrow, Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 AM.

The application may be found here:

It will be due Friday, February 10 at Midnight. Please note that this is earlier than the date posted by MSU CHM.

To apply, students will need to create a User Account in order to log-in to the EAP portal.

  • To create a User Account, they will need to click on the “Early Assurance Applicant” at the bottom of the log-in screen.
  • This will give them instructions on how to create a user account.
  • An AAMC ID is required to create a user account, which can be initiated by registering for the MCAT exam.
  • They will not be able to begin creating an account until the application goes live on Dec 15th

Graduating seniors are welcome to apply for EAP, with the two stipulations as follows:

  • You cannot have a current AMCAS or AACOMAS application, or have applied through AMCAS in the past.
  • You cannot have graduated when they submit their application. So –  a senior who graduated this December 2016 would NOT be eligible, but a senior graduating in May 2017 would be eligible.

Deadline Approaching for MSU CHM Pipeline Program


Attention all GVSU Pre-Med Students: if you are interested in getting involved in MSU College of Human Medicine’s Pipeline Program, there’s still time to apply!

The program is for high school students from Grand Rapids Innovation Central High School. These students will be matched wtih 15 qualified GVSU undergraduate students for the duration of the program. GVSU students will also be connected to current medical students. Special consideration will be given to GVSU students who come from a disadvantaged background, but applications from all those interested are welcome.

The program will run from January 20 – March 22, 2017, meeting every Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:30 PM at the Secchia Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Transportation is not provided, but parking will be validated for the ramp below the building.

During the first 30 minutes of each session, medical students, undergraduate students, and high school students will meet together informally. Formal sessions will begin at 3:30pm. During the sessions medical students and undergraduate students will co-instruct and collaboratively lead the sessions.

Sessions will include interactive activities and discussions to work on existing academic skills, introduce new professional skills and increase health and science knowledge. As a mentor in the pipeline program, you will participate in several activities including medical and public health activities, guest speakers, and creative projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to impact the lives of high school students as well as gain important experiences that will be valuable to your personal growth and development as a future medical student!

To apply, please fill out the application form and submit it by December 5, 2016 at 5:oo PM

MSUCHM EAP Information Session

In case you haven’t already heard, we will be holding an information session about our Early Assurance Program with Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Tomorrow,  November, 2, from 7-9 PM in Loutit Lecture Hall 101.

This event is geared toward students who are planning to start medical school in Fall of 2018, and are interested in working with underserved populations and communities, and/or specializing in Family Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics or Internal Medicine.


What Successful Pre-Meds Do Freshman Year

Ever wonder what successful Pre-Med students do their freshman year?

As a Freshman it is really hard to try and get everything lined up for the next couple of years especially since you are just starting a new school. Many medical students remember it being really hard to figure out what they needed to do during their first year in college to prepare as a premed student.

Check out this blog by PreMedLifeStaff to find out what you should be doing to prepare!

MSUCOM “See The Sights”

Saturday, October 29th, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) will be hosting their annual “See The Sights.”

This event is open to prospective students and will take place from 9:00 -12:00 PM in Macomb  and 1:00 -4:00 PM in Detroit.


It will include student-led tours, faculty presentations, a tour of the Manipulative Medicine Lab and a meeting with admissions. Parking is free and there is no pre-registration required.

For more information contact: