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MSIII: VSAS tokens

Categories: MS3

Just a heads up—we’ve been getting a lot of questions about VSAS tokens. Tokens will be distributed in January and will come from Summer Eggen from the Office of Student Affairs & Admissions. What is VSAS, you say? It is a service of the AAMC and it stands for the Visiting Student Application Services. It […]

MSIV: Residency interviews

Categories: MS4

Are you concerned that you may not have received enough residency interviews? There could be several reasons for this, but you should talk to your campus dean or to Dr. Dorscher to help you figure it out. It is possible that there are not a lot of interviews being issued in your field at this […]

Odds and Ends

Categories: Odds & Ends

Know Your Acronyms MSPE: The Medical Student Academic Performance Evaluation, commonly referred to as “the dean’s letter,” is a letter of evaluation. Although the Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Admissions collects most of the data and signs the letter, the only section our Office develops is the “Noteworthy Characteristics” portion of the letter. This […]

Something for Everyone

Categories: Uncategorized

Congratulations to our new Alpha Omega Alpha Nominees: Haley Amoth, James Evers, Jacob Greenmyer, Ellen Kronzer, Jordan Lindholm, Shirin Nour, John Stacy, Annika Strand, Alexandra Streifel, and Ashley Wood (plus one more student we were unable to contact after several attempts). Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society is an honor society in the field […]

MSI

Categories: MS1

Volunteer to assist future med students! The SMHS Office of Student Affairs & Admissions will be asking for volunteers to take care of the admissions table on our behalf as we conduct medical school applicant interviews in the next few months. We need volunteers for all but one weekend in November, the first weekend in […]

MSIII

Categories: MS3

Personal Statements You probably won’t be writing your personal statements for a few more months, but you can prepare yourself to do it. One of the best ways of doing this is to journal. It need only be a notebook or a place on your computer where you write something nearly every day–just a line […]

MSIV

Categories: MS4

This is an exciting time. Enjoy it! You’ve worked hard to get this far, but remember that you are interviewing the program as much as they are interviewing you. Be yourself, but don’t forget that everything is part of the interview. It may seem like a friendly dinner with just you and the residents, but […]

From the Associate Dean

Categories: From the Associate Dean

Happy autumn, everyone. Fall is an exciting time, although it seems to have come too quickly this year. I hope your year is off to a great start! We’ve gotten the paperwork for our 2019 grads completed, and are currently working on dean’s letters for our fourth-year students. And because it is mid-September, we just […]

MSII

Categories: MS2

Volunteer to assist future med students! The SMHS Office of Student Affairs & Admissions will be asking for volunteers to take care of the admissions table on our behalf as we conduct medical school applicant interviews in the next few months. We need volunteers for all but one weekend in November, the first weekend in […]

Campus Updates: Sept. 2019

Categories: Campus Updates

Fargo The Southeast Campus made it through the first proctoring of shelf exams on August 23 with the help of our VA Medical Center neighbors, who pitched in when UND lost their network connections across the state. All staff and students handled the glitch in the system well, and with the exception of starting a bit […]