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  • AtulGawande speaking at Politics and Prose, photo by Emil Chuck.
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/15/education/15medschools.html
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/15/education/15medschools.html
  • http://www.aamc.org/data/facts/applicantmatriculant/table24-mcatgpa-grid-3yrs-app-accpt.htm
  • Wirtzberg quote: http://www.aamc.org/opi/holisticreview/resources/witzburg.pdf Taken from www.creid.ed.ac.uk/events/disabledlearners.../LTA_healey_roberts.ppt .
  • Source: http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa224/tcschell1260/Peeps.jpg .
  • April 5, 2003, UNC ballroom dance club practice with RobertasMaleckis (personal copy: Emil Chuck)
  • Title: Assessment of Medical Student Professionalism Development,MedEdPORTAL ID#: 1091Nowacek G , Blue A, Swick H, Crandall S, Luecht R, Eldridge C, et al. Assessment of Medical Student Professionalism Development. MedEdPORTAL; 2010. Available from: http://services.aamc.org/30/mededportal/servlet/s/segment/mededportal/?subid=1091
  • Title: Assessment of Medical Student Professionalism Development,MedEdPORTAL ID#: 1091Nowacek G , Blue A, Swick H, Crandall S, Luecht R, Eldridge C, et al. Assessment of Medical Student Professionalism Development. MedEdPORTAL; 2010. Available from: http://services.aamc.org/30/mededportal/servlet/s/segment/mededportal/?subid=1091
  • Multiple intelligence theory
  • Those students have mentioned what they have done for the interviews, what they wore, what types of questions the deans were asking and other types of information which I found very useful.The panel of accepted applicants was my favorite, because it allowed me to see the process more realistically in light of others who had already successfully passed through it. It was encouraging for me to see students from Mason getting into their dream schools. Most of the panelists highlighted the importance of other strengths aside from those that are academic in order to show oneself as a well-rounded individual.It enlightened me on some of the things I should do during pre and post application to medical student.
  • Career Services Workshops1) I found the podcast about interviewing skills very helpful as it discussed different strategies on how to prepare and what to do during and after the interview.2) I use the information to brush up on interviewing skills while practicing interview questions.MSAC InsightsI found the conversation with the prehealth committee interviewers to be most helpful. I already understood the importance of this interview but I did not realize the preparation that should go into it. I found it interesting that some of the interviewers come into the interview knowing your background and others choose to do a blind interview such as those done for residency programs. This changes my attitude towards the interview because not only do I have to justify my candidacy I also have to be an advocate for myself. Using this information I will research more about interview topics and make sure I have a good idea of how to answer these questions. Also I will setup mock interviews before my actual interview so I can refine my communication skills and make sure that I am clear and concise in my answers.Tell Me About YourselfThis track teaches how to summarize every important aspect of yourself in one minute. I will use this helpful information in my future presentations in research. Before I begin my presentation, I can concisely state my biosketch before going into my presentation. Thus, giving the audience some sort of familiarity with me.The track showed me ways to cut down my otherwise long resume in to something that I can share with others in one-minute. I often participate in seminars in which I present my research interests. Sometimes I find it difficult to say everything about me to fellow researchers within such a time frame, and I found the exercises and techniques on this track to be quite helpful in improving my one-minute biosketch.
  • http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2010-08/55569444.jpg
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  • 1. Picture Your Future in Medicine
    PrehealthConvocation
    Thursday September 2
    Research I first floor
    5pm resource fair
    7:30pmStudent Organizations introductions
    7:45pm Convocation address by Dr. Chuck
    Mandatory for new and competitiveprehealth/premeds.
    prehealth.gmu.edu
    Summer 2009
    Fall 2009
    Spring 2010
    Summer 2010
    Fall 2010
    Spring 2011
    Summer 2011
    Fall 2011
    Spring 2012
    Summer 2012
    Sponsored by the Health Professions Advising Office (Student Academic Affairs & Advising), and the Office of University Life.
  • 2. The Competency Manifesto
    Prehealth Convocation 2010 September 2
  • 3. The usual “getting into medical school content”
    Prerequisite classes and grades
    Entrance exam performance
    Volunteering and shadowing
    Community service
  • 4. It’s time for a checklist!
  • 5. How “the public” views admissions
    “Peter Allen applied to 30 medical schools after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh last year. Twenty-eight said no. …
    “His pre-med adviser told him that with his 3.3 grade-point average, he should apply only to osteopathic schools, but he persisted, and was admitted to The Commonwealth and New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y.”
    “Expecting a surge in U.S. medical schools” by AnemonaHartocollis (Feb 14, 2010 NYT)
    Peter Allen and Jessica Sidari, first-year students at The Commonwealth Medical College, a first-year school in Scranton, Pa
    Credit: Niko J. Kallianiotis for The New York Times
  • 6. How prehealth advisors(?) view admissions
    Comment #184: “I must laugh at the credentials that this white student has. As an advisor for pre-med students at an Ivy-league school, my Asian students with 3.7-3.8 GPAs in the sciences have a rough time even getting interviews. A 3.3 GPA is a laughable GPA and even more laughable coming from a school like Pitt.”
    “Expecting a surge in U.S. medical schools” by AnemonaHartocollis (Feb 14, 2010 NYT)
    Peter Allen and Jessica Sidari, first-year students at The Commonwealth Medical College, a first-year school in Scranton, Pa
    Credit: Niko J. Kallianiotis for The New York Times
  • 7. AAMC GPA/MCAT (2005-2007 accepted %)
  • 8. “The system produces the result for which it was designed.”Bob Witzberg MD, Boston University SOM, AAMC Holistic Review Project
  • 9. Becoming a physician
    It’s like growing your own garden… (like Farmville).
  • 10. Your Growth as a Prehealth Professional
    Transplanting you to a new soil and a new environment.
  • Not all premeds (coffee beans) are the same.
    Coffee beans from around the world.
    Hawaii
    Yemen
    Ethiopia
    Colombia
    Indonesia
    Guatemala
    Kenya
    Brazil
    And more…
  • 18. Becoming a physician?
    Really: how do you stand out?
  • 19. Competencies and Learning
    April 5, 2003, UNC ballroom dance club practice with RobertasMaleckis, Credit: Emil Chuck (personal)
  • 20. Attributes of professionalism
    Subordinate one's self-interest to the interest of others
    Adhere to high ethical and moral standards
    Evince core humanistic values, including honesty and integrity, caring and compassion, altruism and empathy, respect for others, and trustworthiness
    Incorporate self-reflection about one’s actions and decisions
    Exercise accountability for oneself and for others
    Deal with high levels of complexity and uncertainty
  • 21. Attributes of professionalism
  • 22. The future MCAT and admissions
  • 23. Evaluation applicant characteristics
    Members of the MR5 Innovation Lab Working Group (ILWG) described a survey it administered to the Associate or Senior Deans of Admissions for medical schools about the importance of the following characteristics to medical students' success:
    Integrity and ethics: behaves in an honest and ethical manner; adheres to ethical principles and follows rules and procedures; resists peer pressure to engage in unethical behavior and encourages others to behave in honest and ethical ways
    Reliability and dependability: Consistently fulfills obligations in a timely and satisfactory manner; takes responsibility for personal actions and performance; has a service orientation; Demonstrates a desire to help others and a sensitivity to others' needs and feelings; demonstrates a desire to alleviate others' distress
    Social and interpersonal skills: Demonstrates an awareness of others' needs, goals, feelings, and the ways that social and behavioral cues affect peoples' interactions and behaviors; adjusts behaviors appropriately in response to these cues and treats others with respect
    Desire to learn: Sets goals for continuous self-improvement and for learning new concepts and skills; assesses own strengths and weaknesses; solicits and responds appropriately to feedback
    Resilience and adaptability: Demonstrates tolerance of stressful or changing environments or situations and adapts effectively to them; is persistent, even under difficult situations, recovers from setbacks
  • 24. Goals of competency-based evaluation
    Criteria should align with articulated technical standards of admissions (based on multiple personality theory).
    “Legal compliance” arguments tend to have more resistance to acceptance.
    Criteria should be transparent and independent of professional degree pursued by applicant to should reflect qualities desired for an interprofessional health care workforce.
    Can compare pools of applicants in the same year for different paths.
    Applicants should become familiar with competency-based evaluations as it will be a facet of their professional training and practice.
    Criteria should assist students with self-evaluation and references with confirmatory evaluation (360-evaluation)
    Quantitative measures should inform advising, program evaluation, and admissions outcomes.
  • 25. GMU Prehealth Evaluation Rubric
    Compare to technical standards of admissions
    Academic foundation (science and non-science breadth/rigor)
    Scholarship and lifelong learning (problem-solving, research, entrepreneurship)
    Social intelligence (interpersonal, teamwork, mentors)
    Personal awareness (maturity, ethics, resiliency)
    Managerial experience (time, financial, project, leadership)
    Aesthetic or observational skills (art, music, literature)
    Kinesthetic dexterity (lab methods, sculpture, electronics)
    Communications skills (written/oral English, other)
    Knowledge of the profession and health care system
    Evaluators usually cannot comment on specific fitwith institutional mission and culture!
  • 26. Competencies and Recommendations
    Newcomer: just starting out.
    Novice: follows instructions without questioning.
    Intermediate: memorizes steps, needs more practice.
    Proficient: can perform the tasks satisfactorily (minor difficulties).
    Competent: fluent; can improve the task/outcome by making minor adjustments.
    Expert: tests improvements to tasks in a systematic manner.
    Master: honored for exceptional skill development.
    No/Concern: general newcomer/novice to competency concepts.
    General: generally satisfactory/proficient in competencies
    Strong: shows additional development (competent) with competencies
    Enthusiastic: generally expert in competencies
    Highly: consistently honored (especially by peer review processes) to be exceptional
  • 27. How do you rate yourself?
    Annual survey 2010/2011 self-assessment
  • 28. Advisees Pipeline
  • 29. Academic foundation
  • 30. Emotional intelligence
  • 31. Reapplicants should re-interview.
  • 32. Likelihood of success
    Solicited professors
    MSAC Interviewers
  • 33. Competencies and Recommendations
    Newcomer: just starting out.
    Novice: follows instructions without questioning.
    Intermediate: memorizes steps, needs more practice.
    Proficient: can perform the tasks satisfactorily (minor difficulties).
    Competent: fluent; can improve the task/outcome by making minor adjustments.
    Expert: tests improvements to tasks in a systematic manner.
    Master: honored for exceptional skill development.
    No/Concern: general newcomer/novice to competency concepts.
    General: generally satisfactory/proficient in competencies
    Strong: shows additional development (competent) with competencies
    Enthusiastic: generally expert in competencies
    Highly: consistently honored (especially by peer review processes) to be exceptional
  • 34. Average GPA’s (EY 2010 applicants)
    PRELIMINARY admissions decisions (GMU) as of August 29, 2010
  • 35. Average GPA’s (AADSAS EY 2010)
    PRELIMINARY AADSAS 2010 admissions decisions (GMU) as of August 29, 2010
  • 36. Average GPA’s (AMCAS EY 2010)
    PRELIMINARY AMCAS 2010 admissions decisions (GMU) as of August 29, 2010
  • 37. EY2010 application results
  • 38. How GMU advisees use prehealth resources
  • 39. Required reading
    AAMC Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR)
    Chapters 1-14.
    AACOM College Information Book
    ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools
    Chapters 1-5.
    Health Professions Admissions Guide
    On reserve in JC library
  • 40. Typical communications I get…
    Hi, Dr. Chuck. I’m a premed at Mason and I wanted to know what classes I needed to take. Should I really major in biology?
    When should I take the MCAT/DAT/PCAT/OAT?
    Where should I volunteer? How many hours?
    Where/When/What is prehealth convocation?
  • 41. Prehealth Advising
    Website is the online “handbook” for all prehealth advisees and alumni who intend to apply.
    Updated occasionally
    Advisees (those who have not completed prerequisites)
    Preapplicants (those preparing applications; need committee letters)
    Applicants (those who submitted applications and pursue interviews/offers)
  • 42. Comments by preapplicants
    The Pre-Health Advising site is an under viewed gem. It is a resource that has the potential to make or break your acceptance into medical school.
    All of the links under Advisees are very useful in providing information or sources of additional information.
    The "Advisees" section of the Mason Prehealth website had a great amount of valuable information regarding professionalism, careers, volunteering, etc.
  • 43. Pre-applicants use of website
  • 44. Website hits (2009-2010)
  • 45. Prehealth Website
    This page outlines all the initial steps new advisees must take to begin their prehealth journey.
    Advisees > Orientation
  • 46. If you have questions:
    Undecided majors or adding minors: Academic Advising Center
    Allied health careers: Academic Advising Center
    Declared majors on coursework: Department major advisors
    Academic study skills: Academic Skills Center, Counseling Services
    Mathematics skills: Mathematics Tutoring Center
    Writing skills: Writing Center
    Scientific research, volunteering, postbaccalauareate opportunities: Health professions advisor (MasonWiki)
    Sophomore entry programs: Health professions advisor (Prehealth website)
    This information is on the Advisees Orientation page on the website.
  • 47. Sidebar
    Short information for advisees interested in a specific career option.
  • 48.
  • 49. Science Foundation:
    It’s NOT about taking the prerequisites!
    It’s about applying the knowledge from your classes.
  • 50.
  • 51.
  • 52. Prehealth.gmu.edu website
    Applicants
    Steps Before Applying (Timeline)
    Entrance Exams (Test Prep Options)
    Sophomore Entry Programs
    George Washington University Early Selection
    Virginia Commonwealth University Guaranteed Admission
    Centralized Application Processes
  • 53. New “reapplicants” page.
    Based on popular questions asked, a page on the questions most reapplicants ask about the committee evaluation process has been created.
  • 54. The MCAT (or DAT, OAT, PCAT, GRE, etc.)
  • 55. Prehealth.gmu.edu website
    Communities
    Combined Degrees (Add a PhD)
    International Applicants and Schools
    Non-Traditional
    Reapplicants
    Transfers
    Underrepresented
  • 56. Prehealth.gmu.edu website
    Evaluators
    Holistic evaluation and rubric
    Medical Sciences Advisory Committee
    Recommendation Letters
    Administrators
    Visiting campus (for recruiters)
    Institution profile
    Diagnosis Reports
  • 57.
  • 58. Communication strategy
    Listservs, Facebook, and iTunes
  • 59. Communications
    Must subscribe to prehealth listserv.
    Emails and open house/recruitment events.
    Facebook “fan” GMU Prehealth Advising.
    Interesting articles, event reminders.
    Facebook “fan” GMU Undergraduate Research.
    Research careers, Undergraduate Apprenticeships
    Should receive Constant Contact periodic email.
  • 60. Weekly (more or less) newsletter
    PREHEALTH-L@listserv.gmu.edu
    ALSO be added to Constant Contact
    email to receive weekly newsletter.
  • 61. courses.gmu.edu “WebCT/Blackboard” site
    Must be manually enrolled by Dr. Chuck with your GMU email address!
  • 62.
  • 63. Facebook “fan” page
  • 64. Facebook fan page interactions
  • 65. Other Facebook fan pages
    AAMC
    AMCAS
    Aspiring Docs
    SMDEP
    ADEA
    NIH
    PharmCAS
    Optometry program admissions offices
  • 66. Podcasts.gmu.edu
    Log to launch iTunesU for GMU.
    Also open iTunes and search for George Mason Prehealth.
  • 67. iTunesU site
    41/172 claimed to have subscribed to the GMU PrehealthiTunesU.
  • 68. Favorite iTunesU tracks
    Accepted Students Panels
    EY2009, NEAAHP 2007, AACOM 2010
    Application Services Presentations
    Convocation Addresses
    The First Lecture (2008)
    Great Expectations (2009)
  • 69. iTunesU site
    If you logged into podcasts.gmu.edu:
    iTunesU site will show a “GMU-only files” tab.
    EY2010 Accepted Students Panel (4/30/2010).
    This recording will move over to “Others’ presentations” in October/November.
    AED/VCU Consortium discussion (4/13/2010).
    This recording will move over to “Others’ presentations” in October/November.
  • 70. AMCAS 2010 presentation (2009)
    Q&A with potential AMCAS 2009 applicants.
  • 71. Central Admissions Officers presentations (Chicago 2008)
    Presentations to advisors from administrators representing PharmCAS, VMCAS, AACPMAS, and PTCAS.
  • 72. Favorite iTunesU tracks
    Interviewing Skills
    Career Services Workshop Presentations
    Insights from Medical Sciences Advisory Committee
    Tell Me About Yourself: The One Minute Biosketch
  • 73. On reserve (JC library)
    Test Prep sample textbooks
    Admissions guides
    Writing Sample guides
    Interviewing Prep
    Admissions brochures & DVD’s
    Career guides
    Recommended books to read
    NEW: DVD of Kaplan Medical School Insider Webinar (2010)
  • 74. If you don’t want my advice…
    The not-comprehensive set of sites I have used…
    Other than:
    • Application Services links (AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS, etc.)
    • 75. Student Doctor Network
    • 76. OldPremeds.org
    • 77. Explore Health Careers.com
    • 78. AspiringDocs.org
    • 79. SMDEP website
    • 80. Other prehealth advising office websites
  • University of Chicago Pritzker Podcasts and Chats
    Produced by medical students (Ben Ferguson MSTP) and admissions staff.
    Also on iTunes, with a blog and transcripts.
    http://pritzkerpodcast.com
  • 81. Radio Rounds webcast and podcast
    Student-produced at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University
    Episode 402: About the White Coat Ceremony.
    http://www.radiorounds.org/
  • 82. Teach for America
  • 83. NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education
    http://training.nih.gov
  • 84. NIH OITE Prior Events Archive
    https://www.training.nih.gov/events/prior
  • 85. NIH Training Programs Office
    https://www.training.nih.gov/programs
  • 86. “The Top Premed”Dr. Sean Amos
    The “Pre Med Show” with Sean
    (thetoppremed.com)
    Immediate past episodes
    • How to Excel in School (Exams)
    • 87. Three things I wish I had known before starting medical school
    • 88. Getting into medical school without spectacular MCAT scores and GPA
    • 89. Make This Year a Great Year
    • 90. Sexy Premed “Porsche Instead” (music video)
    • 91. Do You Have to Volunteer to Get Into Medical School?
    • 92. College & Med School Dating Rules (for the Guys)
  • Science and health policy
    www.nationalacademies.org
  • 93. The cutting edge of policy
  • 94. The cutting edge of policy
  • 95. National Academies workshops
  • 96. Erich Jarvis presentation (2007)
    NSF Waterman Award recipient, HHMI Associate Professor of Neurobiology Erich Jarvis gives a presentation at GMU.
  • 97. HHMI Dialogues of Discovery lecture (2008)
    Nobel laureate and then-outgoing HHMI president Tom Cech discusses his research.
  • 98. Gerstner Sloan Kettering PhD advisor visit 2009
    Nobel laureate and GSK program president Harold Varmus (former NIH director)
    May 2010: named to direct the National Cancer Institute.
    “Varmus majored in English Literature at Amherst College, earned a master's degree in English at Harvard University, received his medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and was trained in internal medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.” (New York Academy of Sciences).
  • 99. Virginia GovernorBob McDonnell
    Town Hall meeting at Center for Innovative Technology, Herndon, Virginia
    (August 24, 2010)
  • 100. Meeting Dr. Anthony Fauci (2010)
    Cosmos Club presentation (DC)
  • 101. AMCAS 2011 presentation (2010)
    Presentation of AMCAS 2011. to GMU prospective applicants.
  • 102. How to get great science LOR’s
    Krasnow Institute seminars
    Mondays at 4pm (Fairfax campus)
    Chemistry/Biochemistry seminars
    Thursdays at 4:30 pm
    Molecular/Microbiology seminars
    Fridays at noon (Prince William campus)
  • 103. Other opportunities to grow
    NYCDC AIDS Ride (September 23-26)
    We’re supporting Dr. Yuntao Wu and his research lab by raising $200,000 to accelerate their work to decode how the AIDS virus destroys T cells.
    http://www.nycdc.org/
    Science, Medicine, and Islam (October 20)
    USA Science & Engineering Festival
    “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance
    GMU players (March 31 to April 10)
  • 104. Resources Mason Offers
    Making Yourself a Better Applicant/Candidate
  • 105. Skills Development at Mason
    UNIV 100 (and similar UNIV classes)
    Academic Skills Workshops
    Certificate in Academic Skills
    http://caps.gmu.edu/learningservices/workshops.php
    • Multiple choice exams
    • 106. Advanced reading skills
    • 107. Scheduling & Time Mgmt
    • 108. Motivation & Goal-setting
    Don’t wait until you get a lower-than-expected grade on an exam.
  • 109. Public Health & Policy at Mason
    Global and Community Health
    Information Sessions: Sep 22 (eve) and Oct 2 (morn).
    Global Health Students Beyond Borders
    MPH
    Health Administration and Policy
    MS in Health and Medical Policy
    Center for Health Policy Research & Ethics
    chpre.gmu.edu
  • 110. Evaluation applicant characteristics
    Members of the MR5 Innovation Lab Working Group (ILWG) described a survey it administered to the Associate or Senior Deans of Admissions for medical schools about the importance of the following characteristics to medical students' success:
    Integrity and ethics: behaves in an honest and ethical manner; adheres to ethical principles and follows rules and procedures; resists peer pressure to engage in unethical behavior and encourages others to behave in honest and ethical ways
    Reliability and dependability: Consistently fulfills obligations in a timely and satisfactory manner; takes responsibility for personal actions and performance; has a service orientation; Demonstrates a desire to help others and a sensitivity to others' needs and feelings; demonstrates a desire to alleviate others' distress
    Social and interpersonal skills: Demonstrates an awareness of others' needs, goals, feelings, and the ways that social and behavioral cues affect peoples' interactions and behaviors; adjusts behaviors appropriately in response to these cues and treats others with respect
    Desire to learn: Sets goals for continuous self-improvement and for learning new concepts and skills; assesses own strengths and weaknesses; solicits and responds appropriately to feedback
    Resilience and adaptability: Demonstrates tolerance of stressful or changing environments or situations and adapts effectively to them; is persistent, even under difficult situations, recovers from setbacks
  • 111. Honor Committee
  • 112. Prehealth Ally Safe Zone Training
    Fall 2010 sessions: Sep 21 (Tues), Oct 13 (Wed), Nov 16 (Tue), Dec 03 (Fri)
    Prehealth training session to be determined.
  • 113. Service Leadership Opportunities
    http://clce.gmu.edu/
    Leadership Mason Conference (Sep 25)
    Mason Volunteers Program
    AIDS Walk (Oct 2)
    Volunteer OpportunitiesPetsDC
    This organization assists pet-owning people with AIDS or HIV to keep their pets healthy and with them as long a possible.
  • 114. Multicultural Resource & Research Center with New Century College
  • 115. Prehealth Expectations
    Success depends on how you use these and other resources.
  • 116. Gotta know the rules, or ask for help
    Dustin Johnson, 18th hole, Sunday, PGA Championship 2010
    Was ahead by 1 shot when he grounded his club in a bunker. He was penalized 2 shots to become ineligible to playoff for championship (August 15, 2010).
  • 117. Deadlines are important.
    Take responsibility for not knowing the rules or deadlines.
    Don’t whine for more points, for extra credit, for deadline extensions UNLESS it is really warranted.
  • 118. Find a mentor,be a mentor.
    How are you perceived as a community leader? A spokesperson for George Mason University?
  • 119. Accepted Students Panel 2010
    GMU applicants who successfully received offers of admission from medical, dental, and pharmacy reflect on the past year.
  • 120. Goals of Prehealth Advising
    What fruit will you bear?
    • Exploring Career Options
    • 121. Discover your passion for health care.
    • 122. Select a major and well-rounded classwork.
    • 123. Become familiar with University resources
    • 124. Become informed of challenges to health care delivery.
    • 125. Developing credentials
    • 126. Understand the criteria for success.
    • 127. Identify mentors.
    • 128. Practice communications skills.
    • 129. Develop professionalism and cultural competency.
    • 130. Preparing the application.
    • 131. Evaluate academic opportunities.
    • 132. Understand the evaluation process.
    • 133. Understand the application process.
    • 134. Planning for the future.
    • 135. Seek financial aid information.
    • 136. Develop short-term professional goals.
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