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Title: The Nathan Smith Society


1
The Health Career Experience and Advising at
Dartmouth
The Nathan Smith Society
Veterinary Medicine
Dental Medicine
Public Global Health
2
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3
Speakers
  • Lee Witters, Director, Health Professions
    Program Faculty Advisor, Nathan Smith Society
    Professor, Biology/Medicine/Biochemistry
  • Jon Kull, Professor of Chemistry
  • Carl Thum, Academic Skills Center
  • Roni Nitecki 11
  • Jared Bookman 11

Special Introduction Sarah Berger, Pre-Health
Advisor, Health Professions Program
4
A To-Do List
  • Join the Nathan Smith Society one of three ways
  • Sign sheets on clipboards being passed around
  • Enroll on NSS web site
  • Blitz nss

5
Nathan Smith Society Events Spring Term 2010
  • DHMC Shadowing Program
  • Community Veterinary Shadowing Program
  • Community Dental Shadowing Program
  • Dartmouth Ears (a patient visiting program at
    DHMC)
  • Dinner with a Doc/Vet/Dentist Program
  • NSS Research Opportunities Database
  • DMS Interest Groups Alumni Workshops
  • Take a Med Student to Lunch Program
  • Mock Admissions
  • Paying for Medical School (DMS Financial Aid
    office)
  • Senior Night
  • DC/DMS Night
  • Dance for a Dream (annual fund-raiser for
    selected charity)
  • Workshops on Medical/Dental/Vet School Application

6
A To-Do List
  • Join the Nathan Smith Society one of three ways
  • Sign sheets on clipboards being passed around
  • Enroll on NSS web site
  • Blitz nss
  • Visit the NSS web site (www.dartmouth.edu/nss)
    and review the document entitled Advice for
    Entering Students
  • While there,self-enroll on NSS Blackboard site
    (instructions on NSS home page)

7
A To-Do List
  • Join the Nathan Smith Society one of three ways
  • Sign sheets on clipboards being passed around
  • Enroll on NSS web site
  • Blitz nss
  • Visit the NSS web site (www.dartmouth.edu/nss)
    and review the document entitled Advice for
    Entering Students
  • While there,self-enroll on NSS Blackboard site
    (instructions on NSS home page)
  • Hang onto the info sheets being passed out
  • Key points of contact and advice for curricular
    and extracurricular decisions

8
Six Helpful Hints
9
Six Helpful Hints
  • 1. Dartmouth does not have a specific pre-med or
    pre-health curriculum. Major in what you enjoy
    and are interested in, but bear in mind that you
    must be able to demonstrate scientific aptitude
    and excellence. A wide experience in the
    humanities and social sciences is a real asset to
    a health career, as well.

10
Six Helpful Hints
  • Most Dartmouth students initiate application to
    med/vet/dental school at end of senior year or as
    alums, rather than spring of junior year,
    creating one or more gap years.
  • EVERYONE SHOULD CONSIDER THIS OPTION TO SEE WHAT
    IMPACT THIS WOULD HAVE ON YOUR DARTMOUTH
    EXPERIENCE
  • (examples course flexibility, FSP/LSA,
    curricular/major options, avoiding doubling up,
    building your credentials, athletics)!

Later is greater?
11
Six Helpful Hints
  • 3. Choose your first year courses (and especially
    your fall term courses) carefully with the advice
    of someone familiar with you, the courses and
    with the pre-health requirements.
  • Should I ease into a college science-based
    curriculum or not?

Chemistry Course?
Biology Course?
Math Course?
Physics Course?
?More than one of above
?None of the above
12
Speakers
  • Lee Witters, Director, Health Professions
    Program Faculty Advisor, Nathan Smith Society
    Professor,Biology/Medicine/Biochemistry
  • Jon Kull, Professor of Chemistry
  • Carl Thum, Academic Skills Center
  • Roni Nitecki 11
  • Jared Bookman 11

13
Math Options
  • General requirement Two math courses (calculus,
    statistics)

Have Math 3 Credit? Wait??
Math 3 Introduction To Calculus
Math 1/2 Calculus With Algebra (by invitation)
Math 8 (Variable Calculus) OR ABOVE
Take a Math course if needed for beginning
chemistry sequence!
14
Chemistry Options
  • General requirement Two terms general chemistry
    with lab
  • Two terms organic chemistry with lab
    biochemistry (some)

Chemistry 2 Quantitative Reasoning in
Chemistry (by invitation)
Chemistry 5 General Chemistry (Second term is
Chem 6)
Math 3 (or Math 3 credit or Math 1/2)
Pre-Req
Pre-Req
Chem 5 also available in winter term (Chem 6 in
spring fall)
Chem 10 (by exam) counts for 2-term general
chem requirement
15
Physics Options
  • General requirement Two physics courses (with
    labs)

Many pre-health students defer physics till
later, since it, unlike Bio 11 Chem 5, is not a
pre-req for other required pre-health courses
Math 3 and 8 Pre-requisite (or concurrent Math 8)
Math 3 Pre-Requisite
?
Physics 3 General Physics I
Physics 13 Introductory Physics I
Physics 4 General Physics II Offered winter
spring terms
Physics 14 Introductory Physics II Offered winter
spring terms
?Usually taken by intended physics/math majors or
with strong background in physics math
16
Biology Options
  • Minimum required 2 Biology courses with labs

2 offerings in fall (Biology in the News DNA
to Disease) 1 offering in winter (LUCA The
Last Universal Common Ancestor) 1 in
spring (Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Biology 11 The Science of Life (no lab)
Biology 2 Human Biology (no lab)
Pre-Req
More strongly recommended
17
Taking More Than One. or None Among Math, Chem
Bio Courses?
  • Should I ease into a college science-based
    curriculum or not?

MATH
MATH
OTHER
MATH
BIO 2
BIO 11
CHEM 5
CHEM 2
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
MATH?
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
OTHER
CHEM 5
CHEM 5
CHEM 5
BIO 2
BIO 11
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
PHYSICS 3
Many combinations possible (only some shown)!
18
Taking More Than One. or None Among Math, Chem
Bio Courses?
  • Should I ease into a college science-based
    curriculum or not?
  • Take-Away Message
  • Have a conversation about YOU and your
    specific goals, aspirations and scholastic
    background with a knowledgeable advisor before
    committing to a specific class schedule and keep
    on talking to knowledgeable advisors as you
    proceed through Dartmouth!
  • Your first year faculty advisor
  • A pre-health advisor
  • (Walk-in D-plan help Monday Sept 20, 900 AM-400
    PM 125 Haldeman new group every 30 minutes) and
    in HPP office (11 Parkhurst) weekly (hours to be
    e-mailed posted on home page of Nathan Smith
    Society)

MATH
MATH
OTHER
MATH
BIO 2
BIO 11
CHEM 5
CHEM 2
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
MATH?
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
OTHER
CHEM 5
CHEM 5
CHEM 5
BIO 2
BIO 11
Writing 5 (or 2) or lst Yr Seminar
PHYSICS 3
Many combinations possible (only some shown)!
19
Where is the Pre-Health Advising at Dartmouth?
I must be at the rear entrance to Parkhurst!
Weekly walk-in office hours (to be announced)
20
Six Helpful Hints
  • 4. Get to know your professors (as mentors
    future letter writers)
  • USE OFFICE HOURS!

21
Six Helpful Hints
  • 5. Learn to write well! The process of
    med/vet/dental school application will emphasize
    your verbal reasoning skills and ability to write
    well-structured and reasoned essays (MCAT
    applications to schools). In addition to working
    with professors, use the Student Center for
    Research, Writing, and Information Technology
    (RWiT) whenever you have the opportunity.

22
Six Helpful Hints
  • 6. Participate in extracurricular activities
    that abut on the health care profession and
    service to society sustain your involvement, so
    that your humanity, creativity and impact are
    evident.

23
Evaluating Beyond Grades,MCAT/DAT/GRE Scores and
Prior Experiences in Health
Skills Abilities
Personal Professional Characteristics
  • Resiliency
  • Integrity/Judgment
  • Adaptability
  • Persistence
  • Motivation
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Empathy
  • Altruistic service
  • Active listener
  • Problem solver
  • Communicator (oral, written)
  • Critical thinker
  • Multilingual

24
Speakers
  • Lee Witters, Director, Health Professions
    Program Faculty Advisor, Nathan Smith Society
    Professor,Biology/Medicine/Biochemistry
  • Jon Kull, Professor of Chemistry
  • Carl Thum, Academic Skills Center
  • Roni Nitecki 11
  • Jared Bookman 10

25
Speakers
  • Lee Witters, Faculty Advisor, Nathan Smith
    Premedical Society and Professor of
    Biology/Medicine/Biochemistry
  • Jon Kull, Professor of Chemistry
  • Carl Thum, Academic Skills Center
  • Roni Nitecki 11
  • Jared Bookman 11
  • Susanna Kurnick 11 , Rachael Labitt 11 and
    Athena Aicher 11 (Pre-Veterinary interest)
  • Allison Clark 12 (Pre-Dental interest) and Dr.
    Robert Keene (Pre-Dental Advisor)

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Lee Witters Sarah Berger will be available to
assist you in choosing your fall courses on
Monday, September 20, from 900 AM to 400 PM,
125 Haldeman (new group every 30 minutes on the
hour half hour)
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