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YSU BaccMed

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YSU-BaccMed is a new partnership with NEOMED which is geared towards students with a passion for primary care medicine, specifically in rural and urban settings, and, more generally in medically underserved communities. High school students will apply to Youngstown State University and also fill out a separate YSU‐BaccMed application (in formation) with essays describing their interest in primary care and their experiences with healthcare access; YSU students already on campus will simply fill out the YSU‐BaccMed application. In their second YSU year, students have the opportunity to apply to NEOMED for conditional admission to the College of Medicine for one of 35 medical school seats.

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YSU-BaccMed is a new partnership with NEOMED which is geared towards students with a passion for primary care medicine, specifically in rural and urban settings, and, more generally in medically underserved communities. High school students will apply to Youngstown State University and also fill out a separate YSU‐BaccMed application (in formation) with essays describing their interest in primary care and their experiences with healthcare access; YSU students already on campus will simply fill out the YSU‐BaccMed application. In their second YSU year, students have the opportunity to apply to NEOMED for conditional admission to the College of Medicine for one of 35 medical school seats.

YSU‐BaccMed students receive a world‐class B.S. preparation, and have newly expanded access to scholarships from various sources, as well as loan forgiveness programs offered by the Federal Government. It is recommended that applicants have, if possible, a 3.5 GPA, a 28 ACT Composite score, with Math and Reading subscores of 27; a student not meeting these standards will still be considered, particularly if their preparation can be improved through selected STEM courses from YSU‐BaccMed B.S. pathways. 

YSU‐BaccMed is recruiting now for Fall 2016, in concert with YSU‐BS/MD program starting to phase out in Fall 2016. Applications received by 15 March 2016 will receive priority consideration.

Anyone interested in more information should contact Mrs. Brett Kengor by phone (330‐941‐

1531) or email barovnyak AT ysu DOT edu.

Featured Faculty

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YSU STEM’s faculty are some of the best. Our faculty is always working hard, putting STEM on the map.

Most recently, Dr. Tom Wakefield, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

In order to receive this title, applicants must already be members of the Society of Actuaries, along with completing a set of education requirements and passing various exams and completing and presenting a project. Dr. Wakefield did his project on quantitative finance.

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YSU STEM’s faculty are some of the best. Our faculty is always working hard, putting STEM on the map.

Most recently, Dr. Tom Wakefield, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

In order to receive this title, applicants must already be members of the Society of Actuaries, along with completing a set of education requirements and passing various exams and completing and presenting a project. Dr. Wakefield did his project on quantitative finance.

According to the Society of Actuaries 2014 Annual Report, there are 15,729 Fellows worldwide.

“There are less than 150 Fellows employed at colleges and universities worldwide, and I am the only full-time faculty member in Ohio with this designation,” Dr. Wakefield said.

Dr. Wakefield said he thought it was important for him to experience the actuarial examination process since he is an advisor for students interested in actuarial science.

“I feel more knowledgeable about the process and now have this perspective which will be valuable when advising students. Fellows also have the opportunity to offer input into the content and design of the examinations, which will be useful to me as the profession changes,” Dr. Wakefield said. “One of the goals of the Society of Actuaries is to strengthen ties between academia and the profession and achieving this designation makes me feel more connected to the actuarial community.”

Featured Alumni

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In a series of articles, YSU STEM will take you through some of the most complex jobs out there. We will explore the hows, whys, and wheres of these jobs. For this second article, we will take a look at civil engineers.

Civil engineers create the framework for our world, literally. Civil engineers deal with the design and construction of important structures that we come into contact with every day. The road you drove on to get to class today is there thanks to a civil engineer. But civil engineering is more than just roads, bridges and buildings.

Mark McDonough, YSU STEM graduate in engineering and current Civil Engineering Project Manager in the Telecommunications Division for the GPD Group in Akron, talked with us and told us exactly what he does with his engineering degree.

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In a series of articles, YSU STEM will take you through some of the most complex jobs out there. We will explore the hows, whys, and wheres of these jobs. For this second article, we will take a look at civil engineers.

Civil engineers create the framework for our world, literally. Civil engineers deal with the design and construction of important structures that we come into contact with every day. The road you drove on to get to class today is there thanks to a civil engineer. But civil engineering is more than just roads, bridges and buildings.

Mark McDonough, YSU STEM graduate in engineering and current Civil Engineering Project Manager in the Telecommunications Division for the GPD Group in Akron, talked with us and told us exactly what he does with his engineering degree.

As a project manager, Mark oversees many other engineers who provide services to clients, such as site audits, design work and construction drawings.

“In the Telecom division of GPD Group, we ensure that all the various cellular carriers, local municipalities, tower owners and building owners receive top notch designs and structural analysis of their facilities,” Mark said. “Another component of my day to day work is developing strong client relationships.”

Mark said YSU was critical to his growth as an engineer.

“Not only does my education stack up with that of my peers, I find that my critical thinking and desire to continually learn was developed excellently,” Mark said. “Throughout my career, I have been excited to take on new tasks or role[s] and [have] been able to learn and adapt well thanks to my Youngstown State education.”

Being a civil engineer is starting to sound like a great career choice, but let’s go a little further. Many people and future employers will encourage you to pursue a graduate degree, but don’t worry, it will pay off. In 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that civil engineers in Ohio have a mean wage of $75,930. Not only does the pay look good, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 20 percent increase in civil engineering jobs by 2022; that’s almost 54,000 more jobs!

If there is a career or job you would like to see covered, don’t hesitate to let us know. We want to know what you want to read about, so shoot us an email, and we will get to work! You can read the first article of this series here.

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