MD ID 7240 (2024/2025) 07/01/2024-04/30/2025

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MD ID 7240 - Medical School Admissions Experience - MS4
Medical School Admissions Experience (MSAE) MD ID 7240 is an asynchronous variable credit (1-3) elective offered during any year of medical school, beginning in July 2024 and ending in May 2025 for MS2, MS3 and MS4 students. This course will guide medical students to understand the theory and practice of admissions and to further develop leadership and organizational skills. Medical students can use this gained knowledge during the residency application process, as well as for future leadership positions. Such information and training will also be beneficial to preparing for and thriving in diverse organizations as a higher education leader within academic medicine.

Course Objectives
As a result of successfully completing the MD ID 7240, you will be able to:
1. Develop a leadership and organizational framework to address academic medicine and community challenges.
2. Gain an understanding and appreciation of the medical school admissions process.
3. Understand the role of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the holistic admissions process.
4. Learn about, participate in, and contribute to the holistic admissions process and understand the reasons why and how our current medical school admissions policies, practices, and procedures exist.
5. Engage in and contribute to student recruitment and community outreach by actively participating in various experiences related to medical school admissions.

Medical students who enroll in the MSAE elective will gain social connection, collaboration, and leadership experience that will provide invaluable preparation for leadership positions within the academic medicine communities, such as serving as the Dean of Admissions or serving on a Residency or Fellowship selection committee. Additionally, the student will gain an understanding of the behavioral sciences behind the review and evaluation of prospective medical school applicants that may serve as valuable insight during the residency application process.
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Kassab,Maranda DC | maranda.kassab@hsc.utah.eduKULIK,TIERNEY DC |
Hurtado,Jessica DD |
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Phases 1-3 (MS4's only)

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