August 2019

Welcome!

Welcome!

Greetings, Medical Students, and welcome to the inaugural issue of the SMHS Office of Student Affairs & Admissions newsletter Grand Rounds. Our office will now send out a semi-monthly newsletter designed to provide “just in time” information or (even better) information just slightly before you need it concerning everything from financial aid and curriculum news to admissions updates and policy …

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Getting to know you...

Getting to know you...

Hello and welcome, MSI students! We are all very excited to get to know you and your classmates. The following are the Student Affairs & Admissions staff who are working every day to make your life easier: Hello! My name is Cindy Stromme, and I am an administrative assistant in the office. I currently work with excused absences, student groups, …

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Financial Aid / Resident Tuition

Financial Aid / Resident Tuition

North Dakota resident tuition Monday, August 26, 2019, is the last day to apply for North Dakota residency for tuition purposes for the 2019-2020 academic year. If granted, you will have to reapply for the 2020-2021 academic year (and every year after). Residents of North Dakota and their dependents may attend a North Dakota state institution of higher learning and pay …

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Campus Updates

Campus Updates

Fargo Late spring/early summer is a dynamic time for rising third-year students; the time for seeing patients and working and learning on the wards is finally here. It's what each student has been waiting for since deciding to become a physician and apply to medical school. For rising fourth-year students, thoughts of career choices, residency matching, and elective rotations (here …

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What I wish I would have known

What I wish I would have known

MS 1 What I wish I would have known: Take the time to get to know your classmates, and go out on a limb. Because you will meet some truly great people and develop lifelong friends AND get into a good studying habit as early as possible. MS2 What I wish I would have known: Secondhand stress is a thing. …

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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Know your acronyms AOA: Alpha Omega Alpha is the medical honor society. Students are generally chosen for this society in their junior and senior year. There is a very specific number of individuals that can be inducted from a given class. Dr. Cornelius (Mac) Dyke is the advisor. Stay tuned for more information on exactly how the students will be …

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The HOST Program

The HOST Program

What is the HOST program? HOST stands for Housing Our Students as they Travel. This program matches fourth-year medical students traveling across the U.S. for residency interviews with medical school alumni willing to provide lodging, transportation or general information regarding residency programs. The program has operated for more than eight years and in that time has made 21 successful lodging matches …