Last Day to Drop Classes

This week marks the middle of the semester! Hard to believe right? With that being said, today at 8pm is the last day to drop classes with no grade reported.

If a class isn’t going as well as you had hoped it would, dropping the class may be something to consider. Like I mentioned, today is the last day to drop it without it affecting your overall GPA but you will not get the money back for those credits dropped.

If you are reading this and it’s too late to drop or you can’t for other purposes, don’t panic. There is still plenty of time in the semester left to get your grades up to where you want them to be! But now is the time to start considering all the resources available to help you succeed such as the Learning Resource Center, Math Learning Center, Writing Center, and help rooms. Also, going to professors office hours is not only a good way to better understand the material taught in class, but also a good way to build relationships for those letters of recommendations you’ll be needing!

Again, there is still so much time let this semester to bring those grades up! Use the resources provided here and put the hard work in!

Good luck on midterms and happy studying!

~Tarah

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Science Research Conference

If you were at the Graduate School Fair last Wednesday, you may have heard about this opportunity. But if not, its okay! I am going to share with you all a little of what I learned while speaking with a Van Andel Research Institute representative.   Continue reading

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Undergraduate Summer Research

Are you interested in finding a summer research opportunity, but not sure how? The Undergraduate Research Office is hosting a workshop to help YOU!

REUs, Research Experience for Undergraduates, are programs held at universities across the country that can help students apply what they learn in class and also expand their professional network. This workshop will focus on discussing what REUs are, why do one, how to find the right one for you, and the application process.
The workshop will be held in Bessey 316 on October 28 from 7:00-8:00pm. For more information, contact The Undergraduate Research Office by email at ugrsrch@msu.edu.

Make the most of your week, Spartans!

~Meg

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Undergraduate Research Panel

Are you interested in getting research experience during your time here at MSU? If you are, I highly recommend you attend this event!

The BLD (Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics) Student Association is sponsoring an Undergraduate Research Panel on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 pm. in South Kedzie Hall, room 107.

At this event, three undergraduate researchers will talk about their own research experiences and answer any questions. Light refreshments will also be provided and everyone is welcome!

Research is a great way to prepare yourself for professional school and beyond. If you are unsure about how to get involved in research, attending this event is a great way to start!

Go Green!

~Emily

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COM Open House

Are you interested in going to DO school? MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is having an open house for their Macomb and Detroit sites on Saturday, November 1st.

The site visit in Macomb will be from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Macomb University Center 4, 44575 Garfield Rd. Clinton Township, MI 48038

The Detroit site visit will be from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Detroit Medical Center, 4707 St. Antione St. Detroit, MI 48201.

You will have the opportunity to see the facilities, meet students, hear faculty, learn more about osteopathic medicine and much more! For more information, contact com.admissions@hc.msu.edu.

Have a great weekend everybody!

~ Meg

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Reminder of upcoming events!

Graduate and Professional School Fair: October 8th, 2014

Location: 4th floor of Spartan Stadium Office Tower from 3-6pm

Health and Science Career Fest: October 9th, 2014

Location: 4th floor of Spartan Stadium Office Tower from 2-6pm

*Opportunities for both employment and internships will be available at both events. See previous blogs for more detailed information!

 

 

We hope to see you there,

Michelle

 

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Medical and Dental School Application Preparation Seminar

If you are planning on attending medical or dental school starting in the fall of 2016, I highly suggest that you attend the Medical and Dental School Application Seminar presented by The College of Natural Science!

Applying to medical or dental school can be an extremely confusing process. Let the preprofessional advisors demystify it! By attending this event, students receive guidance on the full time line of the application process, starting from the preparation and extending all the way through to your choice of where to go.

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Medical Ethics in London!

Are you interested in studying medical ethics and health policy? Wouldn’t it be awesome to do so in London?!

An informational meeting for Medical Ethics & Health Policy in London Summer 2015 Study Abroad is coming up on Tuesday, October 21, 7 – 8 pm in 112 Bessey and Wednesday, October 29, 7 – 8 pm in 107 Bessey.

The meeting will cover information about the curriculum, as well as the application process. Stop by for more information!

Have a great weekend, Spartans!

~ Meg

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Michigan Medical Education Day

Are you a sophomore or junior interested in medical school? Do you want to learn more about all the AWESOME medical schools in Michigan?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, I highly recommend you attend the Michigan Medical Education Day!

Michigan Medical Education Day is a conference for pre-medical students to learn about the medical school admission process from deans and directors from all seven medical schools in Michigan! It will be held on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Registration for this event is required. Students may register at the Michigan Medical Education Day website: http://www.mimeded.org/

Conference topics include:

*The application process

*Interviewing

*Medical student and young docs panel

*Personal statements and letters of evaluation

*MCAT

*Meaningful experiences

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact your premedical advisor or visit the Michigan Medical Education Day website listed above.

This is an awesome event, and I highly recommend attending!

~Emily

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Get ahead of the STRESS!

So you’re finally getting settled into your classes, and all of the sudden you have exams, in what seems like every class, conveniently ALL  at the same time. And on top of that you have a million and three things to do for that club you’re in, and you haven’t done laundry in three weeks, and who even knows when the last time you were able to hit the gym was. If this is you, because it’s definitely been me, listen up! Continue reading

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