PreMedical

Announcements: 

THE MCAT EXAM REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO MEDICAL SCHOOL HAS A WHOLE NEW LOOK AND WILL TAKE EFFECT IN APRIL 2015.

  • Natural sciences sections of MCAT2015 reflect changes in medical education. Addition of the social and behavorial sciences section, Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior, recognizes the importance of sociocultural and behavioral determinants of health and helath related outcomes. And the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section reflects the fact that medical schools want well-rounded applicants from a variety of backgrounds.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MCAT2015, visit: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/mcat2015/

If you are a Rutgers-Camden student or alumnus with an interest in medical, dental, veterinary science, podiatry, optometry or related Allied Health fields, please register with Cheryl Hallman, Health Professions Advisor in the CAREER CENTER, Lower Level of the Campus Center.  Registering with the Health Professions Advisor will put you on the email list to receive information on medical and allied health fields, Open Houses /Special Programs, internship / volunteer opportunities and more.    Questions, call 856-225-6046
Health Professions Registration form 2014-2015.pdf                                                                                                                                                    REGISTRATION FORM TO REGISTER WITH PREMED/HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISOR                                                                                                                   PRINT OUT, COMPLETE AND RETURN TO THE FRONT COUNTER OF THE CAREER CENTER

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WITH THE RETIREMNET OF JAMES MARINO, FOR THE NEAR FUTURE,  PLEASE FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING PROTOCALL.

If you need curriculum advising for health related programs,

  • HONOR'S COLLEGE STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT Laura Collins, Assistant Dean, Rutgers Honor’s
    College, 319 Cooper Street – 856.225.6670  (Honor’s College Students), laura.collins@rutgers.edu
  • SCIENCE MAJORS OR OTHER MAJORS SHOULD CONTACT Francis Clark, Assistant Dean, Academic Advising
    Office, 311  Cooper Street – 856.225.6060 (All other students), francis.clark@camden.rutgers.edu

If you are in an application process for the entering class of 2015 or beyond, PLEASE CONTACT: Cheryl Hallman at the Career Center, lower level of the campus center.  856.225.6046, challman@camden.rutgers.edu

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Health Professions Program At a Glance

PREMEDICAL CURRICULUM AT RUTGERS.pdf  (Course requirements and other important information)

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Centralized Application Services

The following are the two main centralized services for applying to medical schools. You can apply to both allopathic and osteopathic school in a given application cycle.

Allopathic Medical School  (American Medical College Application Service)

Osteopathic Medical School (American Association of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service-AACOM)

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS:  Foreign Medical Schools.pdf

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Standardized Test Information

Medical School: The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)  is required for allopathic and osteopathic schools.  The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills in addition to the examinee's knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in each of the following areas: Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences.  For more information on the MCAT Exam: visit :www.aamc.org/mcat

NOTE : The MCAT will undergo changes in the spring of 2015.  Basic changes include the dropping of the Writing Sample, and requiring Biochemistry and more course in human services (Psychology/Sociology). Please visit the website for specifics.

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Associations

American  Medical Student  Association
This is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Members are medical and premedical students.  RUTGERS/CAMDEN has an affiliated chapter membership with this group. 
For more information, email our Student Chapter:  amsaruc@camden.rutgers.edu
To become a friend of AMSA on Facebook - CLICK HERE

Minority Association for Prehealth Students (MAPS is the undergraduate equivalent of the Student National Medical Association-SNMA) and serves as a pipeline organization to increase the number of minority students in the medical professions.  Rutgers University Hosts a MAPS chapter.  

National Society for Nontraditional Premed and Medical Students
The National Society for Nontraditional Premedical & Medical Students, Inc., better known by our website name, OldPreMeds.org aaaaaaaaor simply OPM, is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) professional/pre- professional society and educational conduit for non-traditional students who seek to become Physicians.

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JOINT 7 YEAR PROGRAM FOR FRESHMAN APPLICANTS FROM HIGH SCHOOL

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Premed Volunteer Program - University of Pennsylvania

Volunteer Matching Website

Campus Philly Non-Profit Guide to Volunteer Opportunities

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Other Sites of Interest

ExploreHealthCareers.org  Find health careers that fit your interests, education and salary goals. Locate pre-health internships and summer programs to brgin preparing for your future. Search for scholarships and loans to help pay fo school.

The Student Doctor Network
Great info for Premed, medical students  with links to the best sites. Also has a section to hep you review interviews from Allopathic  and Osteopathic Medical Schools.

AspiringDocs.org is a free website and online commmunity designed to help you achieve your dream of becoming a doctor. Created by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

MDapplicants.com
is a not-for-profit site designed as a service to premedical and prospective premedical students. The aim of this site is to share the experiences of past applicants with current, as a rough guide to what they may expect or the type of preparation they may require.

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Summer Research Opportunities

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