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We offer a variety of workshops to educate you and disseminate information pertinent to Pre-Health students. There are several workshops, which include information for first and second year students, competitive application information, small group application preparation, writing personal statements, the interview process, the application process, summer medical and dental opportunities, volunteer and research and much more!

These workshops are held in a variety of locations and most healthcare professions workshops are held at least once each semester in the academic year. You will need to register for each workshop you attend. If you need to cancel your reservation, please inform us 24 hours in advance so another student can attend.

Registering for Workshops

Some of our Pre-Health workshops are live and require registration, which you may do on our workshop registration page. A full list of our available workshops, including online workshops, is below.

Online Workshops

Pre-Health 101 Workshop

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This workshop is geared towards first year and second year students who, for the first time, are interested in going on to professional health care programs of medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, veterinary and podiatric medicine. This workshop is designed to ensure students have learned the basic information and can begin meeting the requirements for competitive application. Topics include:

  • Academic Expectations
  • Prerequisite courses
  • Timeline
  • Characteristics of a Competitive Applicant
  • Health care experience opportunities
  • The Application Process

Academic Tips

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Application Workshops

If you are planning to apply to professional school for the next application cycle, watch the application workshop specific to your profession. We also offer live workshops on AMCAS/AACOMAS, AADSAS, and CASPA during the SPRING semesters, usually in April. In the workshops below you will find out about the following:

  • Timing of application
  • Centralized and online application services
  • Secondary (formal) applications
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statements

Specific Workshops

Are You a Competitive Applicant?

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This workshop will examine what professional schools are looking for in applicants, and will help you assess your own strengths and weaknesses. We will also discuss how to move forward once you’ve decided whether or not to apply in the upcoming application cycle. You may use our Pre-Health Assessment worksheet in conjunction with this workshop.

Growth Year Planning

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This workshop is for students who are considering taking one or more years off after graduating. What should you do during that time? What are your academic and non-academic options? When should you apply? The links mentioned in the workshop can be found on our Growth Year Planning page.

How to Choose a School

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This workshop will also take a look at criteria to be considered when selecting professional schools. Such topics as mission statements, location, curriculum, grading will be explored.

Letter of Recommendation

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A brief workshop about the types of letters you will need when applying to professional schools.

Preparing for Interviews

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This workshop assists students to prepare for professional school application interviews. Topics such as: what to wear, how to prepare, typical questions, etc will be addressed.

Résumés and Letter of Recommendation

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This workshop will look at how to construct a Pre-Health résumés for the purpose of sharing the résumé with recommenders and in preparation for the application process. Find out what professional schools are looking for in a good letter of recommendation. Learn how to ask for letters of recommendation and understand what is meant by a strong and supportive letter. Samples of letters of recommendation will be provided for review and discussion. Only those students applying in the upcoming application cycle to medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy veterinary, podiatry, physician assistant schools may attend this workshop. Students considering applying to the Junior Honors Medical Program (second year) or the Combined B.S.-D.M.D program (first year) may also attend.

Writing Components of Health Profession Applications

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Learn how to work with application content, writing components, and additional personal characteristic descriptions that professional schools are looking with their application processes. You’ll also learn more about creating your own Personal Statement, including how to professionally detail aspects of your values, strengths, goals, knowledge, experience, and empathy.

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