Thursday, October 31, 2013

AMCAS Application for 2014 MSU CHM Enrollment Due Nov. 1st

If you can see the MSU College of Human Medicine as a possible home to pursue your MD degree come next fall, don't forget to submit your AMCAS® (American Medical College Application Service) application by Friday, November 1st.

AMCAS is a centralized application processing service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges available to applicants to the first-year entering classes at participating U.S. medical schools.

Many of the US medical schools whom grant Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees utilize AMCAS as a primary application method, thus requiring AMCAS submissions.

As stated on the AMCAS website, "Regardless of the number of medical schools to which you apply, you submit just one online application to AMCAS." However, "AMCAS does not render any admission decisions and does not advise applicants where to apply."

An overview of the 2014 AMCAS application including important information on coursework and transcripts, letters of evaluation, and criminal background checks can be found at

You can also find a video presentation for potential applicants below:

More information on the admissions process for the College of Human Medicine as well as information on how to become a competitive applicant can be found by visiting the official CHM Office of Admissions website.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Casting Clinic Provides CHM Students an Opportunity to Lend A Hand...Literally

The experience of being an MSU College of Human Medicine student is a challenging yet rewarding one. CHM students can have a lot on their plates journeying to become productive physicians who are respected across the state and country.
Naturally, there's much to learn at CHM and students regularly take advantage of opportunities to practice many of the procedures they'll be implementing one day as full-fledged Spartan MD's.

Clinics, lectures, exhibitions, demonstrations, and workshops are all great opportunities for students to get better insight into those procedures.

One such workshop was put on by the Family Medicine Interest Group last Tuesday evening. Students were invited to attend a special casting clinic to learn how to place an arm castsomething they may come to be very familiar with as family practitioners.

Experienced physicians from CHM and Sparrow Hospital were joined on the East Lansing campus by several Block I and II students at the Radiology Building Auditorium. After enjoying some pizza, the demonstration began as attendees were shown proper technique and given solid pointers to make the experience easier for them as well as their future patients.

CHM Students are first taught how place an arm cast before they pair up practice themselves.

Following the quick example by participating physicians, students were then given some supplies and instructed to partner up.

It was their turn!

With the instructors providing supervision, students were able to lend a hand in putting into practice what they had just been taught.

The aspiring doctors had fun in this informal session and did well in producing their own casts. Those who have the unfortunate circumstance of a future including an injured arm will, on the other hand (no pun intended), be fortunate to have any of these future physicians.

For more information on the College of Human Medicine Department of Family Medicine, please click here.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wear Your Black Tie. Bring Your Green Heart.

The area's most influential companies and individuals will be among doctors, alumni, donors, sponsors and friends alike when the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Black Tie/Green Heart Gala 2013 commences this Friday.

Yet perhaps playing the most pivotal role of the evening are the medical students, themselves. CHM's student-body naturally plays a major part in this special evening. Taking on host and hostess duties, students also wear the hat (or in this case, white coats) of ambassadors exemplifying the MSU College of Human Medicine mission.

As the signature annual fundraising event for the College of Human Medicine, the 2013 Black Tie/Green Heart Gala benefits local medical education and research. Since the first gala in 2008, the events have raised more than $1 million for student scholarships and research.
The gala hosts over 1,000 guests and will be held in downtown Grand Rapids along the beautiful Grand River at DeVos Place.

Ultimately, this is a great time for attendees to experience the mission-minded focus of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Watch this video below for a glimpse of a past gala. Two words: Flash. Mob.

Even Dean Rappley gets in on the fun at the 2011 Black Tie/Green Gala

For more information on the 2013 Black Tie/Green Heart Gala, click here.

Friday also kicks off Homecoming 2013 for MSU. While the festivites carry on back on campus, the strong Spartan spirit will be sure to make its way to Grand Rapids as the medical students actively engage attendees at this glamorous evening of dinner, drinks and entertainment.

Go Green!