Weekly Newsletter - December 16

New GRE Resource

When studying for the GRE, having some structure definitely helps keep students accountable and better prepared for test day. Along with our test prep, we offer a variety of free resources for students.
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Online Courses

The University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a few exciting online undergraduate courses in the upcoming Spring semester that are specifically geared towards students interested in Veterinary Medicine.   Students at other Colleges and Universities can sign up for these classes.  

If you are interested in taking one of the classes, registration is now open for the Spring semester.

The Dog

Students that successfully complete the class will learn about a number of different topics that will be covered in more detail in Veterinary School and Veterinary Technical Programs. These include the musculoskeletal system, endocrinology, reproduction, neuroscience, evolution, medical case studies, shelter medicine, reproduction, and various canine diseases. Emphasis also will be placed on the various roles of dogs in society as well as social problems. This class will use ProctorU for online proctoring services for the three exams. ProctorU is an online proctoring service that allows exam takers to complete their assessment at home while still ensuring the integrity of the exam for the institution. *the costs for the ProctorU service are covered in the tuition of the class.
The Dog

The Horse

At the end of this course students will be able to:
  • Describe some common health issues in horses
  • Recognize at a basic level healthy versus unhealthy conditions in horses
  • Recognize the critical components of the scientific method in peer reviewed journal articles
  • Characterize and distinguish major aspects of equine natural history, anatomy, and physiology

This class will use ProctorU* for online proctoring services for the three exams. ProctorU is an online proctoring service that allows exam takers to complete their assessment at home while still ensuring the integrity of the exam for the institution.

The Horse

Aquatic Wildlife Health Issues

A 3 credit course which introduces students (upper level undergraduate and graduate) and professionals (with an AA or higher degree) to the natural history, anatomy, physiology, behavior and common health issues of aquatic species: whales and dolphins, seals and sea lions, manatees, sea turtles and crocodilians.
Aquatic Wildlife Health Issues

Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Histology

This course is intended to introduce the basic histology of clinically normal fish, bivalves, and corals, and to demonstrate common histopathology of diseased specimens. We include striped bass, pinfish, and common carp as our fish models, but other species may be used or substituted as needed. Bivalve models will include economically important species and coral species will vary.
Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Histology

Letter Packet Application

Are you applying to medical school, dental school, optometry school, or vet school next summer?

Prehealth Advising will no longer be providing a committee evaluation.  In its place however, a letter packet will be available and an overall USA GPA of 3.00 is all that is necessary to receive one.  The deadline to submit an application to receive a letter packet is Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 5:00 pm.
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Huntsville Rural Pre-Medical Internship
UAB School of Medicine  - Huntsville Regional Medical Campus

June 2-July 16, 2021


The UAB School of Medicine, Huntsville Regional Medical Campus, is pleased to announce the 2021 Huntsville Rural Pre-Medical Internship Program (HRPI).  HRPI provides pre-med students from rural Alabama exposure to how primary care physicians address the health care needs of rural Alabama.

The Huntsville Rural Pre-Medical Internship provides in-depth experiences for students who will have completed at least 4 semesters of post-high school course work and are interested in medical school.
  • Five weeks of shadowing and other experiences in Huntsville in a variety of healthcare settings (clinics, hospitals, rehab centers, etc.); and two weeks of shadowing a hometown family physician.
  • Students are provided a $2,500 stipend to cover housing and expenses.
  • Students must be residents of Alabama.
  • Students from rural communities are given first consideration in the selection process, roughly defined as communities of less than 25,000 population.
If you need any additional information, please contact the Office for Family Health Education and Research at (256) 551-4609.
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