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GUEST POST: Opportunities for Women Mean Opportunities For Everyone

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September is Women in Medicine Month and we celebrate those who offer their support to advance women with careers in medicine. While there are still ways to go, women have made great strides in the field.

In terms of medical school students, the AAMC has reported that in the decade from 2006-2016, female first-time applicants have steadily increased from under 15,000 to about 20,000 applicants. In fact, the number of female enrollees reached a 10-year high in 2016. 


Most recently at the College of Human Medicine, women made up the majority in four of our last five entering classes and averaged over 54% of the classes in that span.

As the month comes to a close, we reached out to our Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, Dr. Dianne Wagner, to discuss a bit of her story and the changes she has witnessed for Women in Medicine.

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It is a great time to be a woman in medicine.

I often talk about how “internal medicine chased me down.”  As a third year medical student, I pondered my futu…

Fall 2017 Admissions Office "Twitter Talk" Chats Set With Dates For September, October

The College of Human Medicine Office of Admissions has announced their two fall Twitter Talk sessions of the 2017-2018 cycle.

Those interested in learning more about the college and/or admissions process can join us on Wednesday, September 27th at 8pm ET/5pm PT and Thursday, October 12th at 7pm ET/4pm PT. It is the third straight fall the admissions office has planned the initiative, a platform allowing curious and potential applicants to chat with the college and ask any questions they may have on a variety of topics.

Admissions staff will once again be joined by a panel of Early Clinical Experience (ECE) and Middle Clinical Experience (MCE) students. The chat on Sept. 27th will feature students from our Grand Rapids community campus while the chat on Oct. 12th will switch over to East Lansing.

Last year, students touched on several topics including the innovative Shared Discovery Curriculum and the college's community campuses.

"Our fall Twitter Talks allow current an…