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March 2013

1. Editor's Corner

Carol Baffi-Dugan

Since the publication of the Scientific Foundations of Future Physicians in 2009, advisors have experienced a mix of reactions. Many of us were excited by the celebration of a broad range of knowledge, and diverse ways to acquire that knowledge.

2. The AAMC Admissions Initiative - 2013 Report

Susan A. Levy, MHA
Henry M. Sondheimer, MD

The AAMC Admissions Initiative began in 2011 with a commitment from the AAMC leadership to coordinate all of our admissions related efforts during this exciting period of the transition to Competency Based Medical Education.

3. Helping Students Prepare for the MCAT 2015 Exam: Competencies and Courses

Karen Mitchell, PhD,
en Page, MEd,
Rebecca Rice, MSB

The movement to competency-based education has gained considerable momentum in medical education. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Education has defined competencies for medical school graduates.

4. Preparing for the New MCAT: From the Perspective of Advisors

Ruth O. Bingham, PhD, Julie Chanatry, PhD,
Carol Baffi-Dugan, MA, Beverley Childress
and Susan A. Maxwell

The last time the Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT, was substantively revised was in 1991 -- ancient history to today’s pre-med students, most of whom had not yet been born, as well as to pre-med advisors, most of whom had not yet been hired. Changing the MCAT,

5. And Now for Something Entirely Different: The Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section of the MCAT 2015

Richard Lewis, PhD

In the spring of 2015, a new Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) will be released. This will be the fifth time the MCAT has undergone a major revision since it was first administered in 1928.

6. Medical School Prerequisite Courses Completed at Two-Year Colleges by Medical School Matriculants: an Analysis at the University of Central Florida

Erin Myszkowski, EdD
Rosa Cintrón, PhD

Applicants to medical school are sometimes advised by medical school admissions personnel and health professions advisors to avoid taking the medical school prerequisite courses at two-year colleges such as community colleges or junior colleges.

7. Use of Lecture Capture Technology in a Medical School Environment

Jennifer Whitney, PhD, Susan Mulroney, PhD,
Peter Barbee and Adam Myers, PhD

Undergraduate, graduate and professional schools are rapidly adopting modern “lecture capture” technology, which is used to create digital, multi-media recordings of classroom presentations.

8. News from the Regional Presidents

Suzette Combs
Elizabeth (Libby) Morsheimer
Debrah Beck
Phillip Scharf

9. Book Review: "An Irish Country Doctor"

Reviewed by Peter S. Van Houten, EdD

For a number of years I have reviewed books for The Advisor that are related to medicine with the primary goal of identifying themes and ideas that seemed to me to offer important messages for advisors. Recently I had the real pleasure of reading, An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor, MD, (2007),...


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