Archive for the ‘Web Resource’ Category

What’s on the MCAT 2015 Exam?

July 11, 2014

 

Straight from the Association of American Medical Colleges.  Tutorials, videos, sample questions and more.

 

Use this resource to find out everything you‘ll need to know to prepare for the new exam. Take a tour of the materials—watch video tutorials and view sample questions and explanations.

https://www.aamc.org/students/services/343550/mcat2015.html

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Free MCAT practice questions

March 28, 2013

Free

The key to mastering the MCAT is preparation.  The best way to start and to continue to learn is taking MCAT practice tests and answering MCAT-like questions.

The AAMC (those that create the MCAT) provide a FREE AAMC e-MCAT practice test and plenty of pay for practice questions.  We recommend starting here first.

There are also many sites that provide free daily MCAT questions.  Here are 3 sites that have good questions.

Kaplan question of the day FREE for 3 months

https://www.freequestionaday.com/

MCAT Question of the Day- Free

http://mcatquestionoftheday.com/

M Prep MCAT Question of the Day- Free

http://www.mcatquestion.com/

Good Luck!  Happy studying!

Premed of Color

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Do you need a pep talk? via Kid President

January 30, 2013

Internships/Volunteer Opportunities – Website Resource

April 26, 2011

Here are some tips for looking for internship/volunteer opportunities and some postings in California (please see link below):

There are many people, places and organizations that need interns and volunteers. Here are some tips for getting started:

  • Look around your community for health-care facilities: hospitals, community health clinics, dental clinics, outpatient surgical centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, private doctor’s offices and mental health clinics. Call or visit the facilities, tell them about your interests and ask if they need help.
  • Talk to someone you know who works in the field and find out if they can put you in touch with someone who needs an intern or volunteer.
  • Ask a career counselor at your school about opportunities.
  • Check local community college career centers and Web sites for internship and volunteer listings.

 

For more information:

http://www.healthjobsstarthere.com/resources/experience/find

Implicit Association Free Online Test

April 9, 2009

The IAT measures implicit attitudes and beliefs that people are either unwilling or unable to report. Check it out… what are you not willing to report. There are many tests you can take focusing on race to gender and they are very interesting. It should only take you less than 3 minutes or so. Enjoy!

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

Background
Psychologists understand that people may not say what’s on their minds either because they are unwilling or because they are unable to do so. For example, if asked “How much do you smoke?” a smoker who smokes 4 packs a day may purposely report smoking only 2 packs a day because they are embarrassed to admit the correct number. Or, the smoker may simply not answer the question, regarding it as a private matter. (These are examples of being unwilling to report a known answer.) But it is also possible that a smoker who smokes 4 packs a day may report smoking only 2 packs because they honestly believe they only smoke about 2 packs a day. (Unknowingly giving an incorrect answer is sometimes called self-deception; this illustrates being unable to give the desired answer).

The unwilling-unable distinction is like the difference between purposely hiding something from others and unconsciously hiding something from yourself. The Implicit Association Test makes it possible to penetrate both of these types of hiding. The IAT measures implicit attitudes and beliefs that people are either unwilling or unable to report.

Sent by Dr. Chris Young

Sol,

In my health disparities class on Monday, we learned about the Implicit
Association Test (https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/). Check it out. What do you think about having something about it in on the Premed Students of Color
website?

Chris

Sign up to receive the Hispanic College Fund Newsletter

February 23, 2009

Sign up for the Hispanic College Fund Newsletter

Sign up to receive the Hispanic College Fund Newsletter and have access to:

* Internship listings
* Career listings
* Scholarship alerts
* Feature articles on careers, role models, mentors, volunteering, and more!

http://www.hispanicfund.org/newsletter-sign-up/

HRSA – Find a Health Center- Web Resource for Patients with No Health Insurance

August 6, 2008

Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Health centers provide

1. checkups when you’re well
2. treatment when you’re sick
3. complete care when you’re pregnant
4. immunizations and checkups for your children
5. dental care and prescription drugs for your family
6. mental health and substance abuse care if you need it

Health centers are in most cities and many rural areas. Type in your address and click the ‘Find Health Centers’ button to find health centers near you.

http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/

101 Scholarship List- online resource

August 6, 2008

Many Premeds I’ve know teach a year or two before applying to medical school. For those of you interested I thought I would post this link for 101 Scholarship Just for Teachers.

It has scholarships broken down into many categories such as for minorities, those interested in foreign language teaching, university scholarships, and for current teachers (and much more). Check it out.

http://www.teachingtips.com/blog/2008/07/01/101-scholarships-just-for-teachers/

New site to help you find an internship opportunity!

July 31, 2008

Think Intern is a new website that helps students with everything relating to internships. From finding the right internship to answering questions you’ll have on the job, go to ThinkIntern.com to start your search and for more information.

Learn Radiology Website- Free

April 4, 2008

Check out this amazing website to learn basic and advanced radiology. On the right hand side there is a top 10 list of learning modules that visitors have clicked on.

http://www.learningradiology.com/index.htm

Surf the web and go diagnose some fractures!

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