BY LARISA MARIAN, News Editor

Pre-Health Advising at University of Michigan-Dearborn is an initiative for placing the Pre-Health Professional students in their respective careers. Pre-Health Advising provide personal advising and counseling for all students interested in the fields of Medicine (MD and DO), Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Optometry, Public Health and Veterinary.

On October 3rd, Dr. Debalina Bandyopadhyay, a Pre-Health advisor here at UM-Dearborn, made an announcement that the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released an Official MCAT2015 Sample Test for the new MCAT® exam.

This test is the first official full-length exam for practice available to students who plan on taking the new exam beginning in April 2015.

This low cost, $25 product comprises 230 questions written by the test developers and will simulate the computer-based testing environment. Some of the product’s features allow students to simulate the test experience with the same type and number of questions as the actual exam, customize how to practice by taking the entire test timed, untimed, or with solutions available during or after the test, identify patterns in test-taking skills, review and compare their answers to the solutions, and take the test up to 10 times.

Dr. Bandyopadhyay also wanted to make it aware to Pre-Health students that the 2014 Michigan Medical Education Day, MMED, is fast approaching, and registration is open. This event is for Pre-Medical Students to learn about the medical school admission process from Deans and Directors from all seven medical schools in the state of Michigan.

The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m. and last until 4:00 p.m. at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

This program is designed for current (2014/15) college sophomores and juniors, but more advanced students may attend if they do not have an active medical school application. Michigan residents and/or those attending college in the state of Michigan are particularly encouraged to attend.

Those who have or are in the process of submitting an AMCAS or AACOMAS application for the current application cycle are not eligible to attend this event.

The registration cost for this year’s conference is $10 and can be paid by PayPal. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided for participants. To register for this year’s event, please visit this website: http://www.mimeded.org or email Dr. Bandyopadhyay at debalina@umd.umich.edu.