What is AMSA? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8OcCQj yIhI What does AMSA offer YOU? • Our goal is to turn YOU into a competitive medical school applicant • How? – MCAT Resources – Mentorship Program (with current Med students) – Volunteering Opportunities – Networking Opportunities – Class Resources MCAT Resouces • Discounted Kaplan MCAT prep program for AMSA members • Free practice tests • Kaplan Course auctions (AMSA only) • Seminars on tips and strategies • Connections with upper-classmen who have already taken the MCAT Mentorship Program • Junior and Senior AMSA members receive a student mentor from IU School of Medicine West Lafayette – The Med student is there to help you • Under-classmen have access to older members for help in classes Volunteer Opportunities • Purdue AMSA is working closely with several local organizations to provide members with volunteer opportunities – Food Finders Food Bank – Mobile Pantry – Local Soup Kitchen – Free clinic (in the works) • Upper-classmen can also be a resource for other volunteer opportunities Why Volunteer? • 8% of med school applicants with 3.8-4.0 GPA and MCAT of 39-45 were TURNED DOWN because of a lack of volunteer work* • 18% of applicants with a 3.2-3.4 GPA and MCAT of 24-26 were accepted because of extracurricular work* • Medical Schools want volunteer experience *recent study by Association of American Medical Colleges We can help your GPA • Older members of AMSA have taken the same classes you are taking • We have notes, tests and quizzes and are willing to help guide younger members through pre-med classes Networking Opportunities • Through our events and meetings, AMSA members have the opportunity to meet and network with current physicians, as well as Directors from a handful of Medical Colleges – Mark Bauman, MD IU School of Medicine – Josh Mugele, MD Ebola Expert – Directors from IU School of Medicine and Marian College of Medicine Upcoming Events Other Events this Year • • • • Affordable Care Act seminar Talk from Ebola Expert, Dr. Josh Mugele Indianapolis Colts team physician, Dr. Tom Klootwyk All Member Meetings with Guest Physicians from all different practices • Associate Director of Admissions, IU School of Medicine, Renee Akins • MCAT 2015 speakers • Meet and greet with current medical students What makes AMSA different? • We are a NATIONAL organization – – – – – National conferences Recognized by all medical schools Networking opportunities Annual AMSA convention Scholarship Potential • We focus on making your medical school application more competitive • We know what it takes to get into medical school, and we can help you get there Fees • One time $75 fee to AMSA National to be a member for 5 years – This carries over into Medical School • Only $20 per semester for our chapter – Most likely will decrease as our fundraising efforts continue How to join • Pay your local dues before Sept 25th and provide proof of national membership – AMSA.org • Join our boilerlink page • You will be enrolled in our point system to make sure you stay an active member Social Media • Follow us on social media – Facebook Purdue AMSA – Twitter @PurdueAMSA • Visit our website PurdueAMSA.com Questions?