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CHM Kicking Off 2nd Annual Gran Fondo: Rolling Party Benefits Skin Cancer Research

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The College of Human Medicine (CHM) kicks off its second annual Gran Fondo this Saturday with proceeds once again going towards skin cancer awareness, prevention, and research.

The Gran Fondo is a non-competitive cycling event for riders of all skill levels. Beginning in downtown Grand Rapids, participants can choose between four different routes ranging in distance, including a scenic 80-mile trek to Lake Michigan on the state's gorgeous west coast.

Along the routes, riders can also enjoy catered rest stops offering the area's finest cuisine.

Riders will return downtown after snaking through the cityscape and West Michigan countryside, as the event culminates with the Finish Line Festival. The public can welcome back riders outside the B.O.B. at this post-ride celebrationcombining live music, craft brews, wine, and great food.

Italian for "Big Ride," Gran Fondos are typically long distance, mass participation cycling events and have become increasingly popular…

4 Ways for Potential Applicants to Maximize The Summer Months

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Sure, getting in some relaxation over the summer to recharge should be on the agenda. Yet keep in mind that the summer months can be vital in acquiring the exposure and/or training necessary to pursue higher degrees in any competitive field.

If you're thinking about applying to medical school next year, consider this a great time to springboard yourself into the school year and, ultimately, the medical school application process.

The med school application process is competitive. The majority of applicants hold impressive academic profiles each year. Factors like experience and the personal statement are great ways candidates set themselves apart.

While it's understandable that carving out time to gain a good amount of experience can be difficult to do, prospective applicants should not feel like they need to gain really extravagant experiences from summer months, as some may not be able to afford taking the summer off to travel. Others may need to work to support the…