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MCAT 2015

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is changing for 2015. Students preparing for medical school now need to be aware of the changes and how may impact their preparation to medical school.

Sections on the 2015 exam include:
- Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
- Biological & Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
- Chemical & Physical Foundations of Biological Solutions
- Critical Analysis & Reasoning Skills

Read this article by the Minnesota Medical Foundation and learn more: New MCAT Looks for Heart, Soul, and Brains

Still want to learn more? Look here for short presentations on each section of the new MCAT by Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Have you heard about bioethics and want to know more? It's BioEthics week from 10/15 - 10/19. Learn more about a topic of interest to you on the topic of BioEthics!

Monday, October 15th
Ways of Thinking about Health and Science, Role of Different World Views
Craig Hassel, Ph.D.
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Akerman 209
Host: Undergraduate Physiology Society

Tuesday, October 16th
Ethical Issues Concerning Genetic Counseling
Bonnie LeRoy, M.S., C.G.C
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: STSS 312
Host: Biology Without Borders

Wednesday, October 17th
Ethics of Healthcare Laws and Patient Treatment
Pre-Med AMSA
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: STSS 320
Host: Pre-Med American Medical Student Association

Thursday, October 18th
Personal Reflections on Testifying Against a Physician for War Crimes
Steven Miles, MD
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: MCB 2-122
Host: Future Leaders Aspiring in Science and Healthcare

Friday, October 19th
Ethics Concerning Pharmaceuticals in Medicine
Steven Miles, MD
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Location: STSS 312
Host: Minnesota Medical Leaders/Pre-Pharmacy Club

Wondering about different aspects of medicine? Thinking about becoming a physician and want to learn from the professionals? The student group, Minnesota Medical Leaders, presents Med Fair: A Week Focusing on Primary Care

Check out this week-long event, filled with speakers, students and more!

Speakers and Events:

Monday 10/15 @ 6:00pm:
Dr. Grant Morrison on Sports Medicine

Tuesday 10/16 @ 1:00pm:
Dr. Laura Sisson on Behavioral Health

Wednesday 10/17 @ 1:00pm:
Dr. Stewart Speedie on Telemedicine

Thursday 10/18 from 10:00am-2:00pm:
FAIR on the front lawn of Coffman: attend and get a chance to win a FREE Kaplan course!
@ 5:00pm:
Michael Pipestone on Family Medicine Practitioners

For more information, visit:

Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Campus Visit

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) coming to campus and is bringing seven national D.O. Medical Schools with them. Staff from AACOM will host an a information session and give students the opportunity to learn more about Osteopathic Medicine.

- Meet with (DO) Medical School Admissions Officers
- Learn about osteopathic medicine and medical schools
- Discover the best ways to prepare for medical schools

Thursday, Oct 18
4:30 - 7:00pm
2-620 Moos Tower
Open to all - no reservations required

There will be a general information session, followed by a resource fair with different Osteopathic Medical Schools from around the country, including:

- American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
- AT Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Kirksville
- AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
- Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
- Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
- Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia & Carolinas
- Kansas City Univ. of Med. & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA & Bradenton, FL
- Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
- West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

This is one of the only on campus opportunities that U of M students will have to connect with this many different colleges of osteopathic medicine! Open to all - no reservations required! Don't miss it!

Sponsored by AACOMand the Health Careers Center at the University of Minnesota.

Studying for the MCAT? Here's a new resource

Spring is here, AMCAS is open, and pre-med students across the country are getting ready to apply to medical school for fall 2013 or beyond.

If you are a student who has not yet taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), here is a new resource available which might interest you.

For a fee, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is now offering "Self-Assessment Packages" to help you prepare for the MCAT. Different package levels can include self-assessments (to help you determine your strengths and weaknesses on the MCAT), practice tests (including an online format), the Official Guide to the MCAT Exam, and more.

Sound interesting? Look here for details:
The Official MCAT Self-Assessment Packages