UMass Pre-Med Society

UMass Pre-Med Society The UMass Pre-Med Society provides information, activities, opportunities, and connections for pre-health professional students.

Remember to follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/umasspremed Spring 2012 Tentative Meeting Dates All Meetings are from 7-8pm. Locations are TBD. Thurs, Feb 2nd - Med Student from Tufts Med, Campus Center Room 101 Tues, Feb 28th - Osteopathic DO Tues, March 13th - American University of Antigua & Ross University Wed, March 28th - Boston University School of Medicine Monday, April 9th - MCAT Competition Game Night Thurs, April 19th - End of Yr Banquet

Mission: The mission of the University of Massachusetts Premedical Society is to provide useful information, activities, and connections for those students with an interest in the health sciences.

02/20/2017
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02/02/2017

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a smooth start to the semester.

Our first meeting of the semester is tonight at 7:15PM in Campus Center room 165-169. Pre-med alumni Keenan Mahan and Mike Kalfopoulos will be speaking tonight about their lives post-graduation.

Hope to see you all there!

12/12/2016

Just a reminder that elections for the 2017-2018 Pre-Med Society executive board positions are tonight at 7:30 PM in Campus Center room 162-75. Come by and hear what the people running have to offer!

Hope to see you guys there!

11/09/2016

Just a reminder that Jessica Capri will be holding a Medical Talk on Optometry and Ophthalmology tonight, November 9th, at 7:30 PM in Campus Center room 905-909.

Hope to see you all there!

11/01/2016

There was a mix up with office hours today, but we will be holding additional office hours tomorrow, November 1st, from 4PM to 5PM in room 406F in the Student Union.

If you were not able to hand in dues at office hours today, don't worry! We will be accepting dues at office hours Wednesday, November 2nd, (12PM to 1PM in room 406F of the Student Union) as well as at the next meeting.

Have a good night!

10/27/2016

We have two upcoming events:

Jessica Capri will be holding a Medical Talk on Optometry and Ophthalmology on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:30 PM in Campus Center room 905-909.

There will also be a KapTalk on preparing for the MCAT on Thursday, November 17th at 6:00 PM in Campus Center room 165-169.

Also, don't forget that dues ($5 per semester) are due by November 1st! You can drop them off to any of the officers during office hours (Mondays 5:30PM-6:30PM and Wednesdays 12PM-1PM in room 406F in the Student Union).

Hey everyone! The Life Sciences Internship and Career Fair is coming up next week. It is a great opportunity if you are ...
10/19/2016

Hey everyone! The Life Sciences Internship and Career Fair is coming up next week. It is a great opportunity if you are interested in securing a summer internship or a potential job post-graduation.

It will be held Tuesday, October 25th, in the Campus Center Auditorium Lounge from 12PM to 4PM. Professional dress is encouraged!

09/16/2016

Hey everyone!

Our first meeting of the semester is Monday, September 19th at 6:00 PM in ILC S211. The pre-health newsletter listed our first meeting as Monday, September 26th, but this is incorrect.

Hope to see you all there!

10/18/2015

There are LIMITED SPOTS for Pre-Med Society students tomorrow this coming Monday, October 19th at 6 PM in the Suffolk Room in the Campus Center. We'll be having Jennifer Gabbard, a Navy Officer, discuss Navy scholarships for medical/dental students.
Unfortunately, this is the largest room that we could get and it only seats 20. Because of this, we can only allow for a maximum of 14 students from Pre-Med.

Email [email protected] to be added to the list! First come first serve.

ALSO, DO NOT WORRY IF YOU ARE NOT ONE OF THE 14. We will be having more meetings in the future, this is the only "limited spot" meeting that is happening!

What an awesome first meeting with a great turn out we had last Wednesday! Thank you to Mr. Kevin Lombardi for giving va...
09/28/2015

What an awesome first meeting with a great turn out we had last Wednesday! Thank you to Mr. Kevin Lombardi for giving valuable pre-medical advice. As he said, "deeply follow your passion, whether it be research or volunteering, and be able to clearly present it in your medical school application." We are very excited for a fantastic school year ahead.
Mark your calendars for our next meeting, Oct 8! An amazing doctor of osteopathic (D.O) medicine will be giving a presentation.
If you have any questions/are not on the mailing list, please email [email protected]!

09/21/2015

Hi all, we look forward to seeing you this Wednesday at 6:30 in Campus Center 163! Kevin Lombardi, a UMASS alum, a medical student at George Washington School of Medicine and the director of YourStory International, will be coming to speak. He will be talking a bit about his Pre-Med Mentorship Program, as well as how the AMCAS application (medical school application) is reviewed. He is a great resource for all pre-med related questions!

09/17/2015

WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!!
A great school year awaits us. Our very first meeting of the year is next Wednesday (9/23) at 6:15pm, in Campus Center Room 163 (down the escalators). If you are new or old friends of the Pre-Med Society, we welcome you this semester to join us to learn more about the health professional field, explore career options, network with alumni and professionals, volunteer in the area, hear incredible guest speakers, prepare for medical entrance exams (the MCAT, namingly), understand what health professional schools are actually like, and bond with fellow pre-meddles in the face of tough courseloads (we're talking about you, Orgo). This is an awesome to get involved at UMASS! Bring your friends! We can't wait to meet you/see you again! :D

Please email [email protected] with any questions!

Great volunteer opportunity!!"I have attached a flyer to this email for anyone in the Society (especially those with an ...
03/31/2015

Great volunteer opportunity!!

"I have attached a flyer to this email for anyone in the Society (especially those with an interest in the obgyn field) that might be interested in a volunteer opportunity where they are hands on with patients. It is the doula program run through Heywood Hospital in Gardner. The doulas are labor support for pregnant women at Heywood's maternity unit. The hospital provides training on birth and an opportunity to become a certified doula. There is a fee for the training, but the experience is amazing. They are still currently taking applicants for their spring training and there is more detailed information about the program on the hospital's website. If anyone is interested in applying please contact the number on the flier."

03/24/2015
UMass Pre-Med Society

Reminder that we have a meeting tomorrow (3/24) at 7pm in campus center rm 165!!

Hi all!!

The next meeting of the UMass Pre-Medical Society will be held on Tuesday, March 24th, at 7pm in room 165 of the Campus Center. John Mauro, president of the New England Ataxia Chapter will be coming to discuss spinocerebellar ataxia and share his own personal experience with this disease.

Hope to see you all there!!

03/18/2015

Hi all!!

The next meeting of the UMass Pre-Medical Society will be held on Tuesday, March 24th, at 7pm in room 165 of the Campus Center. John Mauro, president of the New England Ataxia Chapter will be coming to discuss spinocerebellar ataxia and share his own personal experience with this disease.

Hope to see you all there!!

03/04/2015
UMass Pre-Med Society

Reminder that we have a meeting tonight at 7 pm in campus center Rm 163!!!

Hi all!!

The next meeting of the UMass Pre-Medical Society will be held Wednesday, March 4th at 7pm in the Campus Center - room 163.

Keenan and Mike, returning officers (President, Vice-President), and Harvard Med/ UMass Med studs, respectively, will be returning to discuss anything and everything med school; an open forum! This is an awesome opportunity to ask fellow pre med society graduates anything you please.

Hope to see you all there!

03/02/2015

Hi all!!

The next meeting of the UMass Pre-Medical Society will be held Wednesday, March 4th at 7pm in the Campus Center - room 163.

Keenan and Mike, returning officers (President, Vice-President), and Harvard Med/ UMass Med studs, respectively, will be returning to discuss anything and everything med school; an open forum! This is an awesome opportunity to ask fellow pre med society graduates anything you please.

Hope to see you all there!

02/24/2015

Hey all!!

We'll be having our next meeting tomorrow (Wednesday), 2/25 in Campus Center 174!

We're excited to be hosting this event with The UMass Student Alliance For Israel, and we are pleased to present Dr. Abe Lebenthal, a Thoracic Surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He will be discussing the universal health care system in Israel.

The event for the meeting is linked below.

Hope to see you all there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1552327398373100/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

02/12/2015

Hi pre meddies!!

Our second meeting is coming up next week on Tuesday, February 17th at 7:15 pm in room 163 of the Campus Center.

We are very excited to have Joseph Homsi, a first-year medical student at UMass Medical School, come speak. Joseph graduated from UMass Amherst last year and is now returning to share his experiences transitioning from undergrad to medical school. He will also be sharing his insight into the medical school application process, including how to study for the MCAT, obtaining recommendations, and sharing parts of his Personal Statement from his application with us. Joseph will discuss what a typical day in medical school is like and how UMass Amherst prepared him for the rigor of medical school. In addition, he will be happy to answer ANY questions you may have, so come prepared!

Hello Pre Meds!!Hope you all enjoyed your breaks! We'll be having our first meeting tomorrow, Thursday Feb 5th at 7:30 p...
02/04/2015

Hello Pre Meds!!

Hope you all enjoyed your breaks! We'll be having our first meeting tomorrow, Thursday Feb 5th at 7:30 pm in Campus center Rm 174!

Dr. Lewis Kuchnir, a dermatologist with UMass Medical, will be discussing how you can make the most out of a gap year should you choose to take one. Snacks will be provided.

Attached is a flyer with details! Share if you'd like!

Hope to see you all there!

Also we have a message from Kaplan about some test prep. This is especially important with the new test change and it is...
12/17/2014
UMass Pre Med Best of 2014 - Formstack

Also we have a message from Kaplan about some test prep. This is especially important with the new test change and it is a great way to help us win a scholarship to give out at the Pre-Health Networking Dinner in April. Spread the word! The message is as follows:

Happy Holidays from Kaplan! As you are planning ahead for 2015, we are excited to share some helpful information you may have missed over the course of your busy semester. We’ve collected our Best {MCAT} Events of 2014—including our most popular Pulse episodes and our brand new MCAT 2015 Bootcamp—for you to enjoy at your own pace, on your own schedule. Just click here : http://bit.ly/135aNyo to access your MCAT playlist.

12/02/2014

Hey Pre-Meddies!! This is an important post, so stay tuned!

This Thursday, 12/4 is our LAST MEETING of the semester!! It will be at 6 pm in Rm 803 in the Campus Center! During this meeting, we will be holding elections for President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Events/ Activities Coordinator, or Public Relations Chair. If you want to run for one of these positions, check out the most recent Pre Med email for additional details.

In addition, we'll be taking down T-shirt orders! (YAY!) and talking about a few upcoming events that will be happening in the Spring.

So hope to see you all there! :)

Hi All! Kaplan recently sent us a great opportunity! Sign up using the link below! Kaplan Test Prep is giving away one f...
11/21/2014
Umass, Amherst pre med club - Thanksgiving 2014 GH - Formstack

Hi All! Kaplan recently sent us a great opportunity! Sign up using the link below!


Kaplan Test Prep is giving away one free course to an area student or Alumni in the month of November. Enter here: http://bit.ly/thanksgivingumasspm2014


The winner will be chosen in the afternoon on Wednesday, November 26th and notified by phone and email. The winner will receive a free Kaplan Advantage On site, Classroom Anywhere or On Demand course for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, DAT, PCAT or OAT. (Course value is up to $1999).

This Thanksgiving season, Kaplan Test Prep is giving back by giving away one free test prep course to one student in the area.

11/18/2014

REMINDER!!!: There is meeting TONIGHT at 7pm in Campus Center 168. Dr. Craig Longo, ER physician, will be presenting and answering questions.

Hope to see you all there! :)

11/16/2014

Hello, my favorite Pre-Meddies!! Hope the end of the semester isn't treating you too bad (and that you're all absolutely killin' it! :))

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November, 18th at 7pm in Campus Center 168. We'll be having Dr. Craig Longo, an ER physician, giving a presentation and answering any questions you may have.

Hope to see you all there!

10/21/2014

Just a heads up for those of you that knew about the event:
The Stanford School of Medicine Event at Smith College on Oct. 30th has been cancelled.

10/14/2014

Hey premeddies!!

We'll be having a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00pm in the Campus Center room 163.
A representative from Kaplan will be here to discuss MCAT changes and what they mean for you. This is going to be a great informational meeting for everyone wanting to know a bit more about the new MCAT!

Hope to see you all there!!

10/14/2014

Hey all!

This is just a final reminder that T-shirt designs are due this Wednesday, October 18th!!!!!! Winner gets a free T-shirt and have dues waived for the semester, plus you get to tell your friends that you designed a super cool shirt :)

Make sure to attach and email your design as a .jpg to [email protected]

Please, please, please get your designs in!! Looking forward to it!

10/01/2014

CALLING ALL CREATIVE AND ARTISTIC PRE MEDDIES!!!!!!!

We are holding a t-shirt design contest for this year's Pre-Medical Society shirts!!! So that's right, send your amazing designs to us, and we'll pick our favorite one!
The winner of the contest will receive a free t-shirt and have dues waived for the semester! (Plus bragging rights ;-) )
Please attach and email your design as an .jpg file by Wednesday, October 15th! Very excited to see some awesome submissions!!

09/17/2014

Don't forget, there's a meeting tomorrow night at 7:30 pm in Campus Center rm 163c. A representative from the US Air Force will be coming to discuss opportunities that the Air Force provides students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Food will be served!!

Hope to see you all there!

Hi all!! Here's the official message from Kaplan regarding the FREE MCAT practice exam! In addition, there will be a fre...
09/16/2014
Free Practice Test Events - Live and Online - Formstack

Hi all!! Here's the official message from Kaplan regarding the FREE MCAT practice exam!

In addition, there will be a free MCAT practice exam of the 2015 version offered soon as well!!

Again, this is a really, really great opportunity, so be sure to check it out!:


"Sign up for a FREE MCAT practice test at UMass Amherst on Sunday, September 21st (current version of the MCAT) or MCAT 2015 free practice test on Saturday, November 1st.

Register here for UMass tests: www.formstack.com/forms/?1828149-WsVml3kFPv

If you are unable to take the practice test on the date it is offered please visit: bit.ly/liveonlinepractice to take an online practice test. GRE/LSAT/MCAT/GMAT/DAT/OAT/PCAT are all offered as live online test on various dates.

Experience the exam under proctored conditions, receive a detailed score analysis, and learn exclusive strategies to improve your score.

Each submission will help your club earn a free Kaplan Prep course that will be raffled off as a fundraiser!"

Simply select a test date and fill out the boxes below. We'll send you a reminder before the exam with login directions and other important information. Good luck!

09/14/2014

Hi all!

Please take some time to read this if you're interested in some MCAT prep!

On September 21st Kaplan is running a FREE "old" MCAT practice exam! It will be at 1pm in the Campus Center, room 163C.
This is a great opportunity and hope you all can go!!

09/04/2014

Hello everybody! I hope that you all had a great summer and are ready to start a new semester!

That being said, I'm very excited to announce our first meeting of the year!! It will be held Monday, September 8th at 6:45pm in the Campus Center in room 163C. We will discuss general information that you need to know about the society this semester among other introductory matters. Additionally this will be an opportunity for you to meet your officers for the 2014-2015 academic year!

Hope to see all of you there!

04/15/2014

Hey guys! Don't forget, if you still want to keep your membership for Pre-Med Society, we have office hours this week! If you come, your visit will be worth one (or two) credit(s).
Also note, if you have enough credits and have not paid dues, this week will be your last chance to do so.
Our office is located in room 406 in the Student Union (if you come in through the main entrance, go up the staircase to your left, take you first left down the hallway and we are the second door on the left).

UMPS Office Hours 4/16-4/17

Wednesday 10:30am-1pm
Thursday 1:30pm-3:30pm

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411 Student Union, 41 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA
01003

Opening Hours

Monday 14:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00
Thursday 13:00 - 14:00
Thursday 11:00 - 12:00
Friday 15:00 - 16:00

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