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Admission Staff Discussing Personal Statement In Upcoming Facebook Live Stream

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The College of Human MedicineOffice of Admissions is excited to announce that we'll be hosting another Facebook Live stream on Wednesday, April 26th at 3pm (ET).

The topic of discussion for our second live stream chat is the personal statement. Admissions Counselor, Brian Ulrich, will be on hand to offer in-depth tips that touch on essay structures and topic ideas among additional information.

Mark your calendars!


With the AMCAS set to open in a few short months, a timely discussion on the personal statement for the next crop of applicants could be helpful for the next crop of applicants. Students across the country are working to finish their applications for submission and the personal statement is a topic for which we receive many questions.

The office's initial Facebook Live stream was held last December and took an overall look at the admissions process timeline.

Once again, followers can submit questions at any time leading up to the event via our Facebook page, Twitter …

Office of Admissions Hosting Facebook Live Stream Discussion

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The College of Human Medicine (CHM) Office of Admissions is hosting a Facebook Live stream on Wednesday, December 7th from 7pm-8pm (EST).


Representatives from the admissions office will be on hand to discuss the college and selection factors, while also offering admissions tips and a Q&A. Staff will answer questions directly from personal submissions.

Followers can submit questions any time prior to the stream via our Facebook page, Twitter page, or through email. Viewers tuning in during the event will be able to post additional questions and comments on the stream's comment section.

What is Facebook Live?
Facebook Live is a streaming service on the social media platform that allows users to broadcast live video to their news feed.

How can you participate?
Simply "Like" and follow our Facebook page. Send us your questions and tune in on Wednesday! Once the broadcast has ended, followers can view the recording on our page.

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Admissions Office Hosts First Facebook Live Discussion, Q&A; More Sessions to Come

The College of Human Medicine (CHM) Office of Admissions used Facebook Live to hold the department's first stream this week. Admissions staff used the live broadcast to connect with potential applicants and thoroughly discuss the medical school application process, from A to Z.

Elizabeth Lyons, Admissions Counselor, detailed the different phases of the application and also offered tips and advice for students who may potentially apply to medical school.

Along with providing that overview, Elizabeth also talked about factors that make applicants competitive and traits that sit well with the College of Human Medicine, in particular.

Joined by Francisco Velazquez, Communications Coordinator, the staff members also facilitated a quick Q&A. The Office of Admissions had asked Facebook and Twitter followers to submit questions for a week prior to the stream.

The team also announced that they will be going "live" again in the new year. Follow the Office of Admissions on Fac…

Office of Admissions Discusses The Personal Statement In Latest Facebook LIVE Stream

The College of Human Medicine (CHM) Office of Admissions hosted its second Facebook Live stream last week, purposefully touching on a timely topic.

While the first stream, held last December, spoke generally about the entire admissions process, admissions counselor, Brian Urlich, joined the chat this time around to speak specifically about the personal statement.

With the AMCAS application opening this month, many applicants are currently working to organize their application and finish up their personal statement. In particular, Brian offered tips and insight on how to write an effective statement, giving consideration to theme, frame, and structure among other things. He also offered some do's and don'ts to follow as well. 

Admissions staff will be utilizing the widely-used social media platform's LIVE function to broadcast directly to potential applicants and offer in-depth insight on various themes and topics.

Following the initial stream's format, this broadcas…

CHM: 50 Years (And Beyond) of Innovative Thinking

Today marks the last day of 2014, officially closing out a very special year for the MSU College of Human Medicine (CHM)—our 50th Anniversary.

Green. White. Golden.


MSU College of Human Medicine 1964–2014 from MSU MD on Vimeo.

As national pioneers of community-based medicine, the trait that Dean Marsha Rappley feels is most commonly associated with the College is innovation. And through innovative thinking, our goal has always been to prepare future physicians to meet the ever-changing needs of the medically underserved.

A main way to do that is naturally through curriculum. With so many medical advancements in the last half-century, CHM has always understood that thoroughly preparing our students means being continuously self-aware in regards to updating the curriculum through time.

From emphasizing new angles on primary care and family practice to growing the concepts of problem-based learning, medical students have had the opportunity to get actively involved in consuming the scie…

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…