Thursday, July 9, 2020

Last Chance! Winning Med School Interview Strategies

Q: â€Å"Why do you want to come to our school?† A: â€Å"Because you’re the only school that invited me to interview!† DING! Looking for more answers to avoid and things NOT to do during your interview? What about a whole list of things that you SHOULD do to earn the respect and appreciation of your interviewer? We’ll share expert tips on the entire med school interview process during our free upcoming webinar, How to Nail Your Med School Interviews, on Thursday, August 15th at 5pm PT/8pm ET, presented by Accepted medical school admissions expert Cydney Foote. Your future medical career depends on this! Learn how to ace your interviews with a full hour of important tips. Register for How to Nail Your Med School Interviews now! Watch the webinar: hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "58291", formId: "cdabb9e3-9448-40e0-b810-dc715d990bd2" }); For 25 years, Accepted has helped applicants gain acceptance to their dream healthcare programs. Our outstanding team of admissions consultants features former admissions directors, admissions committee members, pre-health advisors, postbac program directors, and doctors. Our staff has guided applicants to acceptance at allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools, residencies and fellowships, dental school, veterinarian school, and physician assistant programs at top schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Penn, UCSF, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and many more.  Want an admissions expert  to help you get Accepted? Click here to get in touch! Last Chance! Winning Med School Interview Strategies Q: â€Å"Why do you want to come to our school?† A: â€Å"Because you’re the only school that invited me to interview!† DING! Looking for more answers to avoid and things NOT to do during your interview? What about a whole list of things that you SHOULD do to earn the respect and appreciation of your interviewer? We’ll share expert tips on the entire med school interview process during our free upcoming webinar, How to Nail Your Med School Interviews, on Thursday, August 15th at 5pm PT/8pm ET, presented by Accepted medical school admissions expert Cydney Foote. Your future medical career depends on this! Learn how to ace your interviews with a full hour of important tips. Register for How to Nail Your Med School Interviews now! Watch the webinar: hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "58291", formId: "cdabb9e3-9448-40e0-b810-dc715d990bd2" }); For 25 years, Accepted has helped applicants gain acceptance to their dream healthcare programs. Our outstanding team of admissions consultants features former admissions directors, admissions committee members, pre-health advisors, postbac program directors, and doctors. Our staff has guided applicants to acceptance at allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools, residencies and fellowships, dental school, veterinarian school, and physician assistant programs at top schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Penn, UCSF, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and many more.  Want an admissions expert  to help you get Accepted? Click here to get in touch! Last Chance! Winning Med School Interview Strategies Q: â€Å"Why do you want to come to our school?† A: â€Å"Because you’re the only school that invited me to interview!† DING! Looking for more answers to avoid and things NOT to do during your interview? What about a whole list of things that you SHOULD do to earn the respect and appreciation of your interviewer? We’ll share expert tips on the entire med school interview process during our free upcoming webinar, How to Nail Your Med School Interviews, on Thursday, August 15th at 5pm PT/8pm ET, presented by Accepted medical school admissions expert Cydney Foote. Your future medical career depends on this! Learn how to ace your interviews with a full hour of important tips. Register for How to Nail Your Med School Interviews now! Watch the webinar: hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "58291", formId: "cdabb9e3-9448-40e0-b810-dc715d990bd2" }); For 25 years, Accepted has helped applicants gain acceptance to their dream healthcare programs. Our outstanding team of admissions consultants features former admissions directors, admissions committee members, pre-health advisors, postbac program directors, and doctors. Our staff has guided applicants to acceptance at allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools, residencies and fellowships, dental school, veterinarian school, and physician assistant programs at top schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Penn, UCSF, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and many more.  Want an admissions expert  to help you get Accepted? Click here to get in touch! Last Chance! Winning Med School Interview Strategies Q: â€Å"Why do you want to come to our school?† A: â€Å"Because you’re the only school that invited me to interview!† DING! Looking for more answers to avoid and things NOT to do during your interview? What about a whole list of things that you SHOULD do to earn the respect and appreciation of your interviewer? We’ll share expert tips on the entire med school interview process during our free upcoming webinar, How to Nail Your Med School Interviews, on Thursday, August 15th at 5pm PT/8pm ET, presented by Accepted medical school admissions expert Cydney Foote. Your future medical career depends on this! Learn how to ace your interviews with a full hour of important tips. Register for How to Nail Your Med School Interviews now! Watch the webinar: hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "58291", formId: "cdabb9e3-9448-40e0-b810-dc715d990bd2" }); For 25 years, Accepted has helped applicants gain acceptance to their dream healthcare programs. Our outstanding team of admissions consultants features former admissions directors, admissions committee members, pre-health advisors, postbac program directors, and doctors. Our staff has guided applicants to acceptance at allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools, residencies and fellowships, dental school, veterinarian school, and physician assistant programs at top schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Penn, UCSF, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and many more.  Want an admissions expert  to help you get Accepted? Click here to get in touch!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Journey of a Tulane MD/MPH Student

This interview is the latest in an Accepted.com blog series featuring  interviews with medical school applicants and students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at  top medical schools and the med school application process. And now, introducing Ajibike Lapite†¦ Accepted: Wed like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and what did you study as an undergrad? Whats your favorite ice cream flavor? Ajibike: Hi all! I was born in New York City but I spent all but a couple of years in Monroe, Louisiana – a relatively small town approximately five hours north of New Orleans. I went to Princeton University (in Princeton, New Jersey) where I studied Molecular Biology and Global Health and Health Policy. I went to an ice cream shop in Denver and tried Rice Krispie ice cream. Absolutely phenomenal! Definitely my favorite flavor. Accepted: Congrats on your acceptance to Tulanes MD/MPH program! Why did you choose that program? How is it the best fit for you? Ajibike: Thank you! I wrote a blog post about what sparked my interest in the Tulane MD/MPH programs. I’ll share a few of those reasons here! (1) Tulane is close to home but not *too* close, (2) Tulane, like the city, has a very relaxed easy-going culture, (3) the first two years are pass/fail, and (4) the MD/MPH program is a four-year program. I know, awesome! Accepted: Now that schools begunhows it going so far? Whats your favorite thing about the program so far? Least favorite thing? Ajibike: Let’s start with my least favorite aspect of Tulane SOM. Here, we take anatomy as sort of an intensive course. From August until early October we took anatomy and embryology. It was super fast! Although I appreciated not having to deal with the smell of formaldehyde for an extensive period of time, I do think there is some benefit to studying anatomy alongside physiology. I love the flexibility here, and part of that is attributed to the supportive nature of administration as well as the pass/fail grading system. And so, I’ve been able to take two pretty exciting electives: (1) Sexual Health Elective and (2) End of Life Elective. Accepted: What do you think the advantages are of going straight from college to med school? Do you sometimes wish that youd taken time off?   Ajibike: A lot of people are unsure of whether or not a gap year is the right choice. For me, it wasn’t. I spent my senior year of college in a laboratory and knew that I did not want to spend an additional year in a laboratory and I was unsure of what I would want to do in a year (or two) after college. If you have an interest that you want to pursue before medical school begins, take the gap year and go for it! You’ll be glad that you did. Accepted: Had you ever lived in New Orleans before now? How do you like the city? Can you recommend a cozy coffee shop, or some other favorite place, where you like to study or hang out with friends? Ajibike: No I haven’t! Although my home town is not terribly far from New Orleans, I had only visited the city three times before I was an official Tulanian. The city is very musical and vibrant. There is *always* a festival in town and a reason to celebrate — I love this! It can definitely be a distraction but you totally learn to adjust. I study in an assortment of places. Sometimes at school (in the main library or group study rooms), sometimes at the School of Public Health, and quite often in coffee shops. I am a pretty big fan of Avenue Cafe but I have just started to explore additional coffee shops as well. Accepted: What do you plan on doing with your join MD/MPH degree? Ajibike: I’d like to be involved in global health infrastructure reform to some extent. To an extent, I am really interested in being hands on in global health infrastructure via organizations such as Doctors without Borders. At some point, I think involvement with the World Health Organization would be amazing. Accepted: Looking back at the application process, what would you say was the most challenging step? What did you do to overcome that challenge? Ajibike: I found it incredibly hard to click ‘submit’ on my applications. I would finish my essays, upload them to the portal, and spend far too much time worrying that the essays were not perfect (they never are). I don’t know if I ‘overcame’ it necessarily. My parents told me that I was ridiculous and convinced me to hit ‘submit.’ Accepted: What are your top three admissions tips with our readers? Ajibike: (1) Stay calm. (2) Stay focused. (3) Submit quality applications as early as possible. Accepted: Can you tell us about your blog? Who is your target audience? What do you hope to gain from the blogging experience? Ajibike: I started my blog as a way to stay sane during the application process. It transformed into a way to keep up with my family and now I’ve made quite a few friends in the online #almostdoctor community. I hope to (1) encourage applicants by sharing my journey, (2) give an insight into life as a medical student, and (3) continue to make dear friends who are on similar journeys. Accepted: Can you share some advice to incoming first year students, to help make their adjustment to med school easier? Ajibike: The sooner you realize that it is impossible to know everything, the less overwhelmed you will be. Study hard but don’t forget to take care of yourself! Take days off if you feel overwhelmed! Don’t feel guilty when you work out, it’s important! Sleep is a beautiful thing — don’t deprive yourself! Accepted: Do you have any other advice for our med school applicant readers? Ajibike: The application process is a nerve-wracking journey. It is definitely okay to feel overwhelmed! Make sure that you have a solid support system. For one-on-one guidance on your med school applications, please see our catalog of med school admissions services. You can follow Ajibike’s adventure by checking out her blog, Stilettos + Stethoscopes. Thank you Ajibike for sharing your story with us! Do you want to be featured in Accepted.coms blog, Accepted Admissions Blog? If you want to share your med school journey with the world (or at least with our readers), email us at bloggers@accepted.com. Related Resources: †¢Ã‚  Med School Secondary Essay Handbook: School Specific Tips †¢Ã‚  5 Fatal Flaws to Avoid in Your Med School Essays †¢Ã‚  Med School Rankings Numbers: What You Must Know

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

4 Icebreaker Activities for Use Year Round

A positive school climate improves outcomes for students, especially those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. A positive school climate also contributes to academic achievement. Creating a positive school climate that offers such benefits can start in the classroom, and one way to start is by using icebreakers. Although icebreakers do not outwardly appear academic, they are a first step to building a positive classroom climate. According to researchers  Sophie Maxwell et al. in their report The Impact of School Climate and School Identification on Academic Achievement in Frontier Psychology (12/2017), the more positively students perceived school climate, the better their achievement scores were in the numeracy and writing domains. Included in these perceptions were  connections to a class and  the strength of relationships with school staff.   Fostering feelings of trust and acceptance in relationships is difficult when students do not know how to talk to each other. Developing empathy and making connections come from interactions in an informal environment. An emotional connection to  a classroom or school will  improve a students motivation to attend. Teachers might use the following four activities at the beginning of school. They each can be adapted to refresh classroom collaboration and cooperation at various times of the year. Crossword Connection This activity includes visual symbols of connection and self-introductions. The teacher prints her name on the board, leaving some space between each letter. She then tells the class something about herself. Next, she picks a student to come to the board, tell something about themselves  and print their name crossing the teachers name as in a crossword puzzle. Students take turns by saying something about themselves and adding their names. Volunteers copy the completed puzzle as a poster.  The puzzle could be written on paper taped to the board and left up in the first-draft form to save time. This activity can be extended by asking each student to write their name and a statement about themselves on a sheet of paper. The teacher can then use the statements as clues for class names made with crossword puzzle software. TP Surprise Students will know you are full of fun with this one. The teacher welcomes students at the door at the start of class while holding a roll of toilet paper. He or she instructs students to take as many sheets as they need but refusing to explain the purpose. Once the class begins, the teacher asks students to write one interesting thing about themselves on each sheet. When students are finished, they can introduce themselves by reading each sheet of toilet paper. Variation: Students write one thing they hope or expect to learn in the course this year on each sheet. Take a Stand The purpose of this activity is for students to survey their peers positions quickly on various matters. This survey also combines physical movement with topics that range from the serious to the ridiculous. The teacher puts one long line of tape down the center of the room, pushing desks out of the way so that students can stand on either side of the tape. The teacher reads a  statement with either-or answers such as, I prefer night or day, Democrats or Republicans, lizards or snakes. The statements can range from silly trivia to serious content. After hearing each statement, students agreeing with the first response move to one side of the tape and those agreeing with the second, to the other side  of the tape. Undecided or middle-of-the-roaders are allowed to straddle the line of tape. Jigsaw Search Students especially enjoy the search aspect of this activity. The teacher prepares jigsaw puzzle shapes. The shape may be symbolic of a topic or in different colors. These are cut like a jigsaw puzzle with the number of pieces matching the desired group size from two to four. The teacher allows students to select one puzzle piece from a container as they walk into the room. At the designated time, students search the classroom for peers who have puzzle pieces that fit theirs and then team up with those students to perform a task. Some  tasks might be to introduce a partner, to make a poster defining a concept, or to decorate the puzzle pieces and make a mobile. The teacher may have students print their names on both sides of their puzzle piece in order to facilitate name learning during the search activity. The names could be erased or crossed out so the puzzle pieces can be reused. Later, the puzzle pieces can be used as a way to review subject content, for example, by joining an author and his novel, or an element and its properties. Note: If the number of puzzle pieces does not match the number of students in the room, some students will not have a complete group. Leftover puzzle pieces can be placed on a table for students to check to see if their group will be short members.

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Magazines for female readers contain countless articles about weight loss, as well as advertisements promoting special diet foods and pills. Friends and even family members may send the message that fat is ugly and thin is beautiful. Research has shown up to date that body image shows that women are much more disapproving of their appearance than men much less likely to approve what they see in the mirror. Why are Women so much more critical about their appearance than Men? Women are judged on their appearance more than men, and expectations of female beauty are more considerably higher. Women are continually bombarded with pictures of the â€Å"ideal† face and body with constant of female beauty on television, magazines and billboards makes usual good looks seem normal. Many young women are concerned about how they look. Women want to be attractive and they want to fit in with society. Meeting society expectations for looking good is not always easy, especially for women. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Banning The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by...

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain might seem like a good book to have high school students read since it’s about a boy named Huckleberry Finn and his adventures through his life by dealing with the struggles that he has or when he finds a runaway slave, named Jim, who is on an island trying to stay hidden so he will not be sold as a slave. Throughout the novel the reader will see that Huck has an adventurous personality, comes to find out who is father is and tries to help Jim, the runaway slave, to live and hopefully see his family again. Also, there are people out there that might think Huck Finn may not be a good book to read and think that it should be banned from schools and libraries. The reason why people†¦show more content†¦Also, it was a liberal word that was used to describe African-Americans and Mark Twain was just using this word as to portray how the Southerners talked and wanted to maintain the reality of the book. 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Hannah Spivey PHI 240-401 Sean Riley 19 March 2016 Abortion Globally, abortion claims 2 billion lives each year and has costs the world untold value in the loss of scientist, artists, educators, and others who may have contributed to the cause of humanity. Abortion is defined several different ways but it ending a life no matter how soon it is done. Many laws have changed about abortions but also now they are considering letting someone wait until 36 weeks to have an abortion. At 36 weeks, that is a full baby that could be born into the world and survive and not have any complications it is absolutely insane that they would even consider this. Abortion is unsafe. Many of the procedures that are going on to let women have abortions is†¦show more content†¦Abortion should never be a choice. It is taking a life away an innocent life away from what could be a genius one day. I could never end a life because of any reason! Many think that life begins when you are born- that is not true life begins when you are conceived in those first few days. Even though you are not a fetus you still are a human. To declare a beginning of life at any point after the fusing of a wife’s egg and a husband’s contribution is irrational and an exercise in sophistical chicanery. A living human person begins to exist at the moment of conception, even though only as a cell. What is important is not the accident of size or weight but the essence – which is fully human. The unborn baby has a distinct, unchanging and unrepeatable genetic code, unique in all of history, from the moment of conception till death. Nothing is added except nutrition and oxygen. There are many types of abortions. During the first trimester, there is medical abortion procedure or after the first trimester there is surgical abortion. Surgical abortions is when instruments are used to cut the fetus into pieces and remove it f rom the uterus using a vacuum pump or just simple scraping and extraction. Medical abortion is with medications and it basically dissolves the child. The next two procedures have fallen out of use in modern times due to advances in pregnancy prediction and in ways to perform emergency C-sections without killing

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The second week of my preceptorship brought many new experiences for me, and I can honestly say that each day I spend with my preceptor is better than the last. This week I focused on time management of a full patient load with continued documentation practice as well as admission and discharge procedures. I’ve had brief experiences in my past rotations assisting with discharge teaching and admission assessments however I have never been able to fully take charge and complete the process from start to finish, so this was a great learning opportunity for me. My first day with my preceptor this week (Wednesday October 26, 2011) was cut short due to a school obligation and personal situation. Although I only spent five hours on my unit, I did my best to make them count. I was particularly excited for my patient assignment today because I was caring for two infants which is truly my passion. We will write a custom essay sample on Nursing Journal Entry or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page My first patient was the same patient I had cared for the previous week, a now 21-day-old baby boy admitted with a positive urine culture and blood culture. I was glad to have this patient again because I was able to further build on my relationship with the patient’s Mother and reinforce the education I had provided previously. While caring for this patient I think I demonstrated the clinical competency of evaluating the effectiveness of the patient’s plan of care utilizing critical thinking and the nursing process and revising the patient’s plan of care. For example, this patient was responding well to his antibiotic treatment every six hours, as well as consistently taking in adequate amounts of formula with each feeding. While calculating the intake and output I noticed that the patient was urinating excessive amounts. After assessing the hydration status of the infant, I questioned the primary physician regarding the need for the client to be receiving maintenance fluid at a rate of 10ml/hr. The doctor agreed that this was excessive for such a small infant and requested the maintenance fluid be decreased to a rate of 5ml/hr. I felt really good about recognizing this issue and making sure the plan of care with this baby was as updated as possible. Another important clinical competency I experienced while working with this patient was identifying the necessity of constructive feedback from my preceptor and others. Specifically when it came to feeding practices by this patient’s mother who I felt was over-feeding the baby. I realized that after explaining the situation I was sounding judgmental, and that I needed to disregard my personal feelings about the mom’s feeding style and instead find opportunities to advocate for the patient and educate the mom further. With advice from my instructor and the help of Kathryn we then placed a phone call to the hospital lactation consultants and arranged a meeting for her to come and work with the mom to try and encourage breastfeeding and offer further education about proper feeding practices for her new baby. On my second day of clinical experience this week I focused a lot on time management and documentation for a full patient load, and also on the admission and discharge process. After taking report on all three of our patients, I began my initial morning assessments. It was clear that our 8-year-old post-operative appendectomy was ready to be discharged. My priorities were assessing her incision sites and ensuring the presence of bowel sounds, as well as making sure she did not have a fever and was tolerating a general diet. After completing my assessment and documenting in the computer, we received the discharge orders from the surgeon. In the past I have merely observed my preceptor and other assigned nurses complete all the discharge paper work, evaluate the medication reconciliation, and provide the teaching, but this time things were different. Instead, Kathryn wanted to observe me. I felt very excited that she trusted me with an important task, and although she was sitting next to me walking me through the entire process, it was still an amazing learning opportunity for me. I was able to manage the needs of my other two patients (a 22-day-old baby, and a 56-year-old pneumonia patient) and successfully complete the entire discharge process that included entering orders, reconciling the medications, administering a final dose of pain medication, and providing instructions and teaching to both mom and the patient before calling the departure. For the future I need to be a little more organized and have everything pulled together before going in to the room, for example this patient needed a note for her school, and mom had also requested a flu shot for her daughter before leaving. Kathryn told me I did well, but next time I will make it a goal to not have to run back and forth out of the room to obtain additional things. Almost as soon as we discharged our patient, we were notified by the charge nurse that we would be getting a new patient, a 41-year-old woman with a DVT and a heparin drip. When the patient arrived I was able to complete the entire health history and admission assessment. It was my first time having to interview the patient about every aspect of their health. I really enjoyed it, I was able to pull a chair over next to the patient and bring in a portable computer and have a great conversation about her health and reason for visiting. I think I did a great job documenting everything specifically and performing a very thorough and detailed initial assessment. In my opinion this was a great example of the clinical competency of providing an example of learning and professional growth. For next week, my goals will continue to be time management and documentation, with the added goals of keeping an open mind about all patients and doing my best to not sound judgmental.