Sunday, December 04, 2011

Minutes from November 10th

Hey, everyone! In case you missed the meeting last Thurs, here are the minutes. We had a general information session about what will be happening next semester, so needless to say, it's going to be fantastic. Be sure to check out our speakers!

For MCAT books:
Stefanie Vamenta (, 601-562-0857): Examkrackers MCAT set for $45
Kelsey Layman ( set of Kaplan MCAT book set for $20

Stadium Cleanups

    *  Two left: THIS Saturday after the Alabama game (~10 pm) and after the Egg Bowl
    *  These are the last two. So if you would like to go on a medical school trip (UMMC for sure), then you must have attended 2 cleanups.
    * Also, these cleanups are a great opportunity for community service. Med schools will ask you how you have volunteered, and you can say you helped raise money for the Jackson Free Clinic!

Next semester:
·         Practice MCATs
·         Medical school trips
·         Volunteer opportunities
·         Speakers!
  •    Raymond Archambo with the USAF on 1/19
  •    Dr. Davis form UMC on 2/16 (Pathway to Medical School)
  •    Rosalyn Campbell with the Tupelo Shadowing Program on 3/22
  •    Dr. Case from UMC on 4/12 (Application Workshop)
  •    Officer elections on 4/17
·         New T-shirts! (or you can buy an old one for $5)

Thanks to all who came out! Remember that the Egg Bowl is our last cleanup opportunity!

Minutes from October 13th

Minutes for Oct 13, 2011
Hello everyone! Thanks to those who came out to here Dr. Jim Weir. We will be taking a medical school trip to WCU so be sure to sign up for that. We also have some community service lined up in the next couple of weeks.

Next Meeting: Nov. 11
Peer-to-Peer interactive meeting. BRING YOUR QUESTIONS!!!

Medical School Trip: Friday, Oct 28!!!
  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Must have attended 2 stadium cleanups
  • If you would like to go, contact Caleb:
Next Cleanup: South Carolina Game!!!
Come and support!!!

Volunteer Day: Oct 29
  • Safe Haven in Columbus, MS
  • 8 am - 12 pm
Sweet Potato Drop
  • Friday Oct 21 by Palmeiro Center
  • Help bag sweet potatoes
  • 8-11 am
Speaker: Dr. Jim Weir, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Why become a physician?
  • work with and help people
  • prestigious profession
  • high income
  • high demand
  • high-end technology
Why be an osteopathic physician?
  • They are fully qualified physicians licensed to perform surgery and prescribe medicine
  • Emphasized musculoskeletal system
  • Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy
  • Practice a "whole person" approach to medicine (treat a person, not a disease)
  • Preventative health care!
  • Work right along side MDs (equivalent degrees)
  • Four years of basic medical education and can specialize
How to get into medical school
  • How well you follow the WCU-COM Mission
  • Academics/Credentials (average GPA 3.4-3.5, however how you got that GPA matters)
  • Letters of Recommendations (two science faculty and one from a physician)
  • Personality Traits (ethics, professionalism, motivation...)
  • ACCOMAS Primary Application, Secondary Application, Interview, and Decision!
  • New state-of-the-art facility
  • Small class size ~100
  • Exceptional faculty
  • Teaching is the first priority
  • Unique curriculum
  • Average faculty member has over 25 years of medical teaching 
Masters of Biomedical Science
  • 1 year, non-thesis MS
  • take courses with medical students
  • does NOT replace MCAT
  • contact Dr. Bob Bateman or
For more information, visit:
Dr. Weir:

Thanks, everyone!