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Fri Mar 15:  Competitive Candidacy Workshop: Unlocking the Doors to UCR School of Medicine with Admissions Dean Maurer

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Joel Maurer, MD 
Dean for Admissions and Career Advising 
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California, Riverside School of Medicine 
Friday, March 15, 2024, 
5pm-6:30pm PST

Click on the YouTube link below to view this webinar. Once you have viewed the presentation, you can log back in and take the Quiz for this event. A score of 70% or above will earn you a Certificate for 2 hours of Medical Mentorship.

Workshop Description:
Step into the Competitive Candidacy Workshop and unlock the secrets to becoming a standout applicant for the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. Hosted by the esteemed Dr. Joel Maurer, Dean for Admissions and Career Advising, this exclusive event is tailored for ambitious pre-med students from community colleges and universities who are determined to make their medical school dreams a reality. Dr. Maurer, with his profound expertise in admissions, will provide you with the strategic insights needed to craft a compelling application that resonates with UCR’s School of Medicine ethos. You will learn how to articulate your experiences, align your qualifications with the school’s expectations, and confidently navigate the admissions process. This workshop is your golden ticket to understanding the nuances of what UCR seeks in a future medical professional. Join us for a session that promises to elevate your potential and set you on a path to success in one of the most competitive fields.

About the Speaker:
Joel Maurer, MD is the recently hired Associate Dean for Admissions and Career Advising at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine (UCR SOM) and is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He received his bachelor’s degree in biology at Grinnell College and his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He completed two residencies:  the first in Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT and the second in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  
Prior to arriving at UCR SOM, he spent his previous 18 years at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine (CHM), during which he served as the Lead Clerkship Director for the multi-campus department.  He completed a faculty development fellowship (Academic Scholars and Leaders Program) offered by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics in 2008.  He also has numerous years mentoring medical students in women’s health- and LGBT+-related student interest groups.  
Throughout his time at CHM, Dr. Maurer was actively involved in medical school admissions, having served on and co-chaired CHM’s Committee on Admissions for a combination of 5 years, followed by his current role as Assistant Dean for Admissions for the last 13 years.  He has been a leader on a variety of regional and national Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) committees and is the current Chair-Elect of the AAMC Group on Student Affairs National Steering Committee.  He is excited to bring nearly two decades of experience in admissions and student affairs to the UCR SOM.

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Topic: Competitive Candidacy Workshop: Unlocking the Doors to UCR School of Medicine with Admissions Dean Maurer
When: Friday, Mar 15, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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