Monday, February 17, 2014

College of Human Medicine Premedical Day Announced for March 14th

The weather may not be alluding to it much lately, but season's will be changing soon enough here in Michigan. As spring approaches, it is that time for many premed students to begin thinking about the medical school application process.

This stage can come with many questions that we would like to help clear up. The MSU College of Human Medicine (CHM) Office of Admissions has announced the date for our Spring 2014 Premedical Day.

Taking place at the Secchia Center in Grand Rapids, undergraduate pre-med students can enjoy a great opportunity to meet the College of Human Medicine on the afternoon of March 14th. Registration is required.

However, this event is not only open to #premed students. Non-traditional* applicants seeking information on how to apply to CHM are also welcome to see what the MSU CHM application process is all about.

Upon check in, Dr. Joel Maurer, Assistant Dean of Admissions for CHM, will be discussing The Makings of a Great Applicant.  Admissions counselor, Brian Ulrich, will follow with a presentation on Writing An Effective Personal Statement.

A number of current CHM students and student ambassadors will also be on hand to offer great insight as part of our student panel, where attendees can ask questions about what it is like being a student at one of the nation's pioneer community-based medical education institutions.

A tour of the gorgeous Secchia Center, a relatively new addition to downtown Grand Rapids' "Medical Mile," will occur thereafter with CHM student guides leading the way.

Dr. Maurer and Ulrich will also be joined by both Jay Bryde, Admissions Officer, and Elizabeth Lyons, Admissions Counselor. Staff will be present to allow attendees the opportunity for individual discussion regarding CHM and the application process.

Those interested in attending may register here. Space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Click here for a detailed agenda and more information. Driving directions and parking information can be found here.

*We define non-traditional students as those who have completed an undergraduate degree.