Presentation on theme: "Connecting with Healthcare Admissions"— Presentation transcript:
1 Connecting with Healthcare Admissions PRESENTERS:Kerry Mortenson Midwestern University Michelle Adams Elmhurst CollegeShaun KeatingRoosevelt University Jean Shelton Rosalind Franklin University
2 Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois Study in suburban comfort and safety as you create a great life at Midwestern University's Downers Grove campus, only 25 miles west of Chicago's metropolitan center. Our beautiful, wooded, 105-acre location feels just like home, with several housing options, clubs, activities, and organizations that provide a great environment for your success.
3 College of Dental Medicine-Illinois Fast Facts Degree: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)Length: 4 yearsClass Size: 125Application Service: Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)
4 College of Dental Medicine-Illinois Admissions To be eligible for enrollment:An applicant must earn a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or universityPossess a science and cumulative GPA over 2.75* (although 3.20 will generally be competitively necessary) on a 4.00 scale.A bachelor's degree must be completed before starting the program.
5 Completion of the prerequisite coursework CDMI Admissions cont.Completion of the prerequisite courseworkBiology with lab Semester 12 QuarterGeneral Chemistry with lab 8 Semester 12 QuarterOrganic Chemistry with lab 4 Semester 6 QuarterAnatomy with lab* Semester 6 QuarterMicrobiology with lab Semester 6 QuarterPhysics with lab Semester QuarterPhysiology* Semester 6 QuarterBiochemistry Semester 4 QuarterEnglish Composition Semester 9 QuarterAll science prerequisites must be courses designed for science majors. No survey courses will count to fulfill science requirements.
6 CDMI Admissions cont.Competitive exam scores on the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT)Scores in the area of 18 or higher will be expected for the Academic Average, Reading Comprehension, and Perceptual Ability sectionsOnly DAT exam scores earned from tests taken no more than 3 years prior to matriculation are acceptableThree letters of recommendationOne must be from either a pre-dental/pre-medical advisory committee or a science professorCDMI prefers other letters from either someone with a D.O./M.D. or D.D.S./D.M.D. degree and/or professionals who can testify to the integrity and ethical standards of the applicant
7 CDMI Curriculum Integrated basic, behavioral, and clinical sciences Preclinical simulationLecture, small-group and case-based educationPractical clinical dentistryCommunity clinical rotationsIn the first two years:CDMI’s professional education will consist of dental medicine classroom instruction and laboratory work emphasizes anatomy, microbiology, biochemistry, physiology, clinical sciences, and laboratory techniques.During the last two years:Students will treat patients under the supervision of licensed dentists. Licensure is required for professional dental practice.
8 CDMI Career Opportunities General dental practiceGraduate education in any of the dental specialtiesArmed services (military)Public Health Service or Indian Health ServiceDental industryDental educationAdministration2010 Median Pay $146,920 per year /$70.64 per hourJob OutlookEmployment of dentists is expected to grow by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Dentists will continue to see an increase in public demand for their services as studies continue to link oral health to overall health.Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics
9 Who is CDMI looking for?: If you have students that have good visual memory; excellent judgment regarding space, shape, and color; a high degree of manual dexterity; scientific aptitude; good business sense; self-discipline; good communication skills; and they enjoy knowing a diverse range of people from different backgrounds, a career in dental medicine may be just right for them.
10 Elmhurst College Nursing Preparation, AdmissionandCareer Opportunities
11 Preparation High School Level Solid in math and science courses Anatomy/Physiology and ChemistryStatistics show correlation between ACT score of 22 and passing the NCLEX-RNAP exams in Statistics, Psychology, Calculus and Chemistry fulfill nursing prerequisitesIf interested in BSN, CNA classes are not required, but can provide practical training
12 Preparation College Level Knowing your major before entering college is keyExact advising, especially if transferringA and B grades in all prerequisite coursesC or better in all nursing coursesC- or below can mean dismissal from the programTime management, working under pressureDo not count on admission to a programTreat your studies like a full time job – 40 hrs/weekPlan to work less – Over 20 hours a week can negatively impact coursework
13 Students should think about… Do I want this for reasons other than just helping people?Am I prepared for the challenging road ahead?Am I ready to focus on my career even during my college years in terms of determination?Do I understand the commitment that the nurse makes to the profession?Long daysWorking weekendsWorking holidaysPhysically and emotionally demanding
14 Characteristics of a Nursing Program Candidate Academically strongGood with math, science, thinking analyticallyProblem solving and ability to troubleshootObservation and assessment capabilitiesQuick on one’s feetPhysically healthyMust be able to have weight bearing on limbsMust be able to execute certain movements for patient careLeadership skillsCommunication and collaboration
15 Admission Two types of admission All are competitive in nature Direct admitSeparate application requiredAll are competitive in natureStrict GPA requirementsCumulativeWithin the science prerequisitesEntrance examsLetters of RecommendationPersonal StatementNursing is a scientific profession, not just helping people
16 Career Outlook BSN vs RN BSNs are hired at a greater level than RNs Many upper tier hospitals have received magnet status meaning they must hire BSNs due to the level of care requiredBSN in Ten – proposed law for IL in which RNs will have 10 years to complete the BSN or will no longer be allowed to practiceStatistics show lower mortality rates within hospitals where most nurses possess BSN degrees
17 Career OutlookAnywhere from community settings to private corporationsHospitalsRehabilitation centersNursing homesClinicsSchoolsPhysician officesMasters/Doctoral OpportunitiesNurse PractitionerExpert in Health Care InformaticsNurse ResearcherNurse Educator
18 Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy Commitment Competence Compassion
19 Pharmacy PreparationStudents can begin preparation for pharmacy doctoral programs in high school.AP classes that count towards undergraduate requirements: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Stats, Economics, EnglishHealthcare related work or volunteer experience.Job shadowing.Pharm Tech License when a student turns 18.High School Explorers at Midwestern and UIC.Roosevelt Pharmacy Lab Days and Pharmacy Camp.HS Students should look for dual admission or articulation agreements.
20 Pharmacy Preparation for Under-Grads Most Pharmacy Programs do not require a student to have earned a BS/BA for entrance into a doctoral program. However, the typical applicant to Pharmacy Doctoral programs will follow a Biology or Chemistry degree tract prior to applying to a PharmD. Under-Grads face a competitive application process: 22,000 applications for under 9,000 seats (aacp.com 2011)
21 Pre-Pharmacy Course Work Classes listed below are the “typical” classes an undergrad needs to complete before entering into a PharmD program.Natural Science – 37 semester hours minimum General Biology I with Laboratory General Biology II with Laboratory Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory Anatomy and Physiology II with Laboratory ***Microbiology*** General Chemistry I with Laboratory General Chemistry II with Laboratory Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory Physics with Laboratory Math and Economics – 9 semester hours minimum Calculus ***Economics (micro or macro)*** Statistics (general or biostatistics) Written and Oral Communication – 9 semester hours minimum English Composition I English Composition II Speech Communication General Education Electives – 12 semester hours minimum ***Humanities Courses (no studio or performance)*** ***Social and Behavioral Science Courses***Other recommended classes: Medical Terminology, BioChemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Microscopy, Medical Ethics,
22 Pharmacy AdmissionApplicants are reviewed for an interview on the following criteria (in no particular order):Competition of PharmCAS Application **Completion of Supplemental Application Cumulative grade point average Science and math grade point average Completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) score (required) Letters of recommendation (required) Candidate essays Health related work experience (preferred, not required) Community service (preferred, not required) Completion of a baccalaureate degree or higher (not required)
23 Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy Unique 3 year PharmD curriculum- Students learn on 10 week quarters.- New class starts each summer in a cohort.- Students assigned study groups for 2 years.Small class size 68Student to Faculty Ratio 10:1Student-centered educationPhilosophy of Teaching Learning AssessmentModular approach to coursesIntegration of academic disciplines
24 Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy Pharmacy “Mentor” & Faculty AdvisorIntegration of experiential education in all years - Experiential education begins during the fall of a students first year. - Includes Inter-Professional Experience with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. - Students graduate with 1,920 rotation hours.Use of instructional technologies (e.g. laptops)Include Service LearningApplied research conducted in both departments.
25 Pharmacy Career Outlook Pharmacy is more then just Retail or Hospital… Academic Pharmacy… Teaching, research, public service, and patient care. Ambulatory Care… Treating patients on site along side doctors and nurses in an urgent care setting. Consultant… Working in nursing homes or long term care facilities. Federal-Armed Services & Public Health… Work in federal and state medical facilities, serve during national emergencies. Informatics… Information technology, managing data for the safe delivery of optimal medication outcomes. Managed Care… Working with insurance and benefits management companies. Pharmaceutical Sciences/Industry… Development, research, clinical trials.
26 Pharmacy Career Outlook 4.1 BILLION prescriptions filled in 2010.Second largest healthcare profession…A Growing and Aging population will require more consistent and readily available access to healthcare providers…17% expected growth in the need for Pharmacist by 2018 (faster then the average for all other occupations)$106,410 average median pay of US Pharmacist
27 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
28 Quick Look at RFUMS The Chicago Medical School Allopathic MedicineThe Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric MedicinePodiatric MedicineThe College of PharmacyDoctor of PharmacyThe School of Graduate and Postdoctoral StudiesPhD ProgramsThe College of Health ProfessionsPhysical TherapyPhysician AssistantNurse AnesthesiaNutritionPathologists’ AssistantBiomedical SciencesPsychologyHealthcare Administration and ManagementWomen’s Health1,932 currently enrolledAlum nationwide
29 Unique Feature of RFUMS Leader in Interprofessional EducationGreat location – North Chicago, IllinoisCore ValuesCivilityDiversityExcellenceIntegrityScholarshipTeamworkCommunication between different professionals. HMTD course. Shared basic science courses.
30 Preparing for a Career in the Health Field ExploreShadowing, volunteering or working in the fieldAcademic preparationPre-requisite coursework & standardized testsExtracurricular and volunteer activitiesHealth related & non-health relatedNetwork
31 Professional OutlookBureau of Labor Statistics – “Wage and salary employment in the healthcare industry is projected to grow 22% between 2006 – 2016.”PT +39% from 2010 to 2020 (BLS)DPM +20% from 2010 to 2020 (BLS)PharmD +25% (BLS)PA +30% from 2010 – 2020 (BLS)MD +24% (BLS)
32 General Application Requirements AdmissionGeneral Application RequirementsPrimary applicationSupplemental applicationLetters of recommendationTranscriptsTest scoresInterviewDo your research – every program is differentVisit schools if possibleStart earlyRFUMS is looking for the whole package – a student with grades AND experiencesAll are competitive!
33 Connecting with Healthcare Admissions Questions and AnswersKerry Mortenson Assistant Director of Admission Midwestern UniversityMichelle AdamsAssociate Director of Admission Elmhurst CollegeShaun Keating Assistant Director of EnrollmentRoosevelt University College of PharmacyJean Shelton Assistant Director of RecruitmentRosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science