Overview of Medical Careers: SLS2311C (exam 2)

Approximately how many hours will you be spending at the MCAT test site?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 5
d. 7
e. 8
7
In an open-file interview, the interviewer has no previous knowledge of your application material.
True.
False.
False
Th current total numeric maximum score for the 2015 MCAT is:
– 515
– 523
– 528
– 532
– None of the above
528
Which of the following categories is completely new to the current MCAT?
– Psychological, Social, and Biological Behavior
– Biological and Biochemical Sciences
– Chemical and Physical Sciences
– Critical and Verbal Reasoning
– None of the above
Psychological, Social, and Biological Behavior
The MCAT in 2015 will be approximately 2 hours longer than the old MCAT.
True
False
True
Which of the following are considered M.D. medical school programs?
– Combined M.D./Ph.D. programs
– Early decision M.D. programs
– Combined M.D./High School programs
– First two named above only
– All named above
First two named above only
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A Bachelor’s degree needed for admission into an Allopathic medical program

True
False

True
From your course pack notes on Letter Types, which of the following are ways by which letter writers can send Letters of Recommendations to AMCAS for M.D. school admissions?

– Virtual Evaluations
– Interfolio
– U.S. Mail
– A & B
– A, B, and C

Virtual Evaluations, Interfolio, U.S. Mail
From your course pack notes on Medical School Program types, a “Deferred” Matriculation type is one in which accepted applicants may delay their matriculation to the following year if given permission by the medical school

True
False

True
From your course pack information, how many accredited Allopathic medical schools are there in the nation?

– 134
– 144
-154
– 164
– 174

144
According to the Application Service Fact Sheet, how many osteopathic schools and brach service participate in AACOMAS?

– 24
– 28
– 36
– 44
– 47

44
According to the Application Service Fact Sheet, how many pharmacy programs participate in PHARMCAS?
– 60
– 72
– 80
– 87
– 114
114
According to the Application Service Fact Sheet, how many physician assistants programs participate in CASPA?
– 105
– 132
– 145
– 151
– 185
151
How many chiropractic schools are there in Florida?

– 1
– 2
– 3
– 4
– 5

2
How may pharmacy programs are there in Florida?
– 2
– 3
– 4
– 5
– 6
6
How many Podiatry Schools are there in Florida?
– 1
– 2
– 3
– 4
– 5
1
Which of the following is the name for the application service for osteopathic medicine?
– AMCAS
– AACPMAS
– AACOMAS
– CASPA
– None of the above
AACOMAS
Which of the following health professional careers share the SAME national admission test?
– Podiatry
– Osteopathy
– Optometry
– First two careers above
– All of the above careers
First two careers above
Which of the following health professional careers national application services accept applications beginning in June?

– AMCAS
– AADSAS
– AACOMAS
– All of the above
– None of the above

All of the above
Which of the following is a difference in the handling of applications for Allopathic programs versus the handling of applications for Osteopathic programs, at the relevant national application service?

– Month of initial application submission
-Receipt of national test scores
– Receipt of Letters of Recommendation
– Only the first two above are different
– Only the second and third above are different

Receipt of Letters of Recommendation
Optometrists are required to work under the supervision of an ophthalmologist.

True
False

False
Admission to Optometry School requires:

– A bachelor’s degree and a GPA of 2.5
– A bachelor’s degree and a GPA of 3.0
– A bachelor’s degree and a GPA of 3.2
– A bachelor’s degree and a GPA of 3.5
– No bachelor’s degree

No bachelor’s degree
How many schools of optometry are there in the U.S. including Puerto Rico?

– 16
– 19
– 21
– 27
– 32

21
Female students make up approximately what part of most optometry classes [based on 2011 statistics]?

– 1/3
– 1/2
– 2/3
– 3/4

2/3
Which of the following Florida schools DOES NOT have a Pharmacy program?

– University of Florida
– Palm Beach Atlantic
– Florida Gulf Coast University
– Florida A&M
– Nova Southeastern

Florida Gulf Coast University
Which of the following is minimally required by the majority of pharmacy programs?

– B.A. degree
– B.S. degree
– 60 credit hours
– 90 credit hours
– A.A. degree

60 credit hours
A typically preferred undergraduate major for most pharmacy programs is:

– Chemistry
– Biology
– Molecular Biology
– Biochemistry
– Any major

Any major
In years, how long are pharmacy programs?

– 2
– 3
– 4
– 5

4
PCAT stands for Pharmacy College Admission Time.

True
False

False
From your course pack, a Bachelor’s degree is not required for admission to Optometry school

True
False

True
UCF College of Medicine (requirements)
– Maximum students currently: 120
– Second largest VA hospital next to UCF medical school
– Minimum Undergrad GPA: 3.00
– Minimum Science GPA: 3.00 (include math classes)
UCF College of Medicine (interview)
What gets you the interview:
– significant and meaningful medical clinical activities
– physician shadowing
– consistent services to the community
– teamwork and leadership skills
– demonstrated interest in research
According to the Application Service Fact Sheet, how many dental programs participate in AADSAS?
– 44
– 58
– 65
– 75
-114
65
The first two years of medical school are devoted to the study of the:
sciences
You DO NOT need a bachelor’s degree to get in to medical school.
True
False
False
What is “Bedside Manner”?
A doctor’s effectiveness and relationship with the patient is determined by the doctor’s communication skills.
What are the 3 “O” in optometry?
1. ophthalmologist- Need an M.D. and D.O.
2. optician- 2 year training (licensed)
3. optometrist- Just need an O.D.
NOVA College of Optometry (requirements)
– Undergrad GPA: 3.40
– Science GPA: 3.30
– Admissions Test (OAT): 324 (average 50th)
Which of the following is the name for the application service for optometry?
– AMCAS
– AACOMAS
– CASPA
– OPTOMCAS
– AADSAS
OPTOMCAS
What are the career branches to pharmacy?
1. academia
2. ambulatory care
3. community/retail
4. consulting
5. federal/armed services
6. hospitals
7. informatics
USF College of Pharmacy (requirements)
– class size: 100
– no bachelor’s degree needed
– 72 pre-reqs
– GPA: 2.75
– PCAT- 65th percentile (*no calculus but more algebra)
Overview of Pharmacy School
PY1: service learning
PY2: community pharmacy
PY3: institutional learning
PY4: Research Project
Degree for Allopathic Medicine
M.D.
Degree for Osteopathic Medicine
D.O.
Degree for Dentistry
D.M.D. and D.D.S.
Degree for Pharmacy
Pharm.D.
Degree for Veterinary Medicine
D.V.M.
Degree for Podiatry
D.P.M.
Degree for Optometry
O.D.
Degree for Chiropractic
D.C.
Degree for Physicians Assistant
P.A.-C
Admission test for Veterinary and Physicians Assistant:
G.R.E
Admission test for Allopathic, Osteopathic and Podiatry:
MCAT
Admission Test Optometry:
OAT
Admission Test for Chiropractic:
NONE
Admission Test for Dental:
DAT
Admission Test for Pharmacy:
PCAT
What state requires their own application services?
Texas
Dying with Dignity States- Doctor assisted suicide
– New Mexico
– Montana
– Oregon
– Washington
– Vermont
TMDAS stands for:
Texas Medical and Dental school application services
The number of Chiropractic schools in Florida and the U.S.
Florida-2
U.S.- 11
Responsibility of a Pharmacist
– Delivering products
– Co-Managing patients with primary care provider
– Recommend medications/dosage and controls medication.
Years of Optometry school and residency years
Optometry school- 4 years
Residency- 1 year optional, can go directly to practice
Which school does not offer PHARMCAS
FAMU
Secondary application for medical school requirements
– Students must meet the schools minimum criteria before getting the secondary application.
Describe what the Integrated Approach
-Mixes the basic medical sciences and clinical discussion components.
“Problem-Based” learning
Purpose: integrating basic and clinical materials through analysis and patient cases
The course that needs to be taken before you can take the new MCAT?
Biochemisry