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January 18 , 2009
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In this issue:

  • Summer Premedical Enrichment Program (SPEP)
  • 2010 Veterinary Exploration Conference

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As snows threaten to bury the base forever, more than 8,000 artifacts—including butter and ketchup—have been revealed in the hut of ill-fated British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, according to preservationists.

Nearly a century after Capt. Scott explored the southern continent, experts are working to save the British explorer's wooden hut.

The sanctuary measures 50 feet (15 meters) long and 25 feet (7.6 meters) wide and was built to house up to 33 men.

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Summer Premedical Enrichment Program (SPEP)

The Summer Premedical Enrichment Program (SPEP) offered by the University of Cincinnati's Pathways to Health Careers is a six-week immersion into the world of medicine. SPEP allows undergraduate-level juniors and seniors, and postbaccalaureate students underrepresented in science or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Explore medical education in a small-group, personalized setting.

The program activities focus on strengthening a wide range of skilsl important to success in medical school, exposure to clinical medicine, mentoring by established physicians, and familiarization with the medical school admissions process.

SPEP students will receive a total stipend of $1,500, all books and materials needed for the program, reimbursement at university rates for travel expenses to and from the program, and housing costs. Undergraduates are provided housing in a student residence hall on the UC campus. Lunch will be provided Monday through Friday. Parking is free.

There is one integrated online application process for all of the Pathways to Health Careers programs which allows students to apply for more than one program on the same application form. To apply and for complete application instruction and recommendation forms, go to:



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2010 Veterinary Exploration Conference
February 27, 2010

The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is proud to introduce the Veterinary Exploration Conference and College Fair in conjunction with the Midwest Veterinary Conference. The event will be held on Saturday, February 27 in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel (350 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215).

This is a unique opportunity for students interested in pursing a career in veterinary medicine. Undergraduate college students are invited to register. Registration is complimentary and limited to the first 300 students. The Conference will feature informative modules. Guest speaker is Dr. Tess Kommedal of the Capital Area Humane Society.

  • Careers in Equine Medicine
  • Careers in Food Animal Medicine
  • Careers in Exotic Animal Medicine
  • Careers as a Veterinary Technician
  • Careers in Lab Animal Medicine
  • Non-Traditional Veterinary Opportunities
  • Choosing and Applying to Veterinary College
  • Veterinary School Admissions Process and Preparation
  • Writing Your Personal Statement
  • Economics of Veterinary Medicine

General registration information:

  • Registration is available online at
  • One form per person
  • Registration deadline is February 12, 2010

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