Health Quarter 2014

Interested in applying to one of the health professions? Learn about various health career options, attend one of the workshops for applicants to medical or pharmacy school, consider international med schools, complete a post-bac program if your application needs a boost, learn how to write a personal statement and collect letters of reference, and visit with reps from more than 80 health professional schools at the Health School Fair. All of these events happen during Spring quarter, with a special emphasis on health careers.


WEEK 1:
Post-bac Programs for Medical School and other Health Professions
Wednesday 4/2 | 3-4PM | Horizon Room, Career Services Center
Thinking about a post-baccalaureate program to boost your GPA for medical school?  Academic enhancement programs are just one of several types; there are others for career changers, URMs, and disadvantaged students.  And there are some that are geared toward pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, and pre-vet students.

WEEK 2:
Pharmacy School: What Applicants for 2015 Admission Need to Know
Thursday 4/10 | 2-3:15PM | Horizon Room, Career Services Center
If you want to apply this summer to enter pharmacy school next year, this session is for you!  Find out how the admissions process works, how to prepare your application, how schools select you and how you can choose schools.  Learn about services to help you get an edge in the process.

WEEK 3:
2014 Health Professional School Fair
Wednesday 4/16 | 11AM-2PM | Price Center Ballroom West
Meet with representatives from medical, dental, pharmacy, public health, optometry, physical therapy, nursing, veterinary and other schools, both foreign and domestic.

WEEK 4:
International Medical Schools: Know your options
Tuesday 4/22 | 2-3:15PM | Horizon Room, Career Services Center
Could attending medical school abroad be the right choice for you? Find out what constitutes a strong foreign school, discover options that are good alternatives to U.S. MD programs, and learn how to become qualified to practice in the United States.

WEEK 5:
Medical School:  What Applicants for 2015 Admission Need to Know
Thursday, 5/1 | 2-3:15PM | Horizon Room, Career Services Center
If you want to apply this summer to enter medical school next year, this session is for you!  Find out how the admissions process works, how to prepare your application, how schools select you and how you can choose schools.  Learn about services to help you get an edge in the process.

WEEK 6:
Writing Your Personal Statement for Health Professional School
Wednesday, 5/7 | 10-11AM | Horizon Room, Career Services Center
Come to this session if you’re getting ready to apply to a health professional school.  Learn about the purpose of the statement, the content to include and how to organize it.  Learn the do’s and don’ts to be competitive and get started writing it!

WEEK 7:
Obtaining Letters of Reference
Monday 5/12 | 3-4PM | Horizon Room, Career Services Center
Learn about how to obtain letters of recommendation/reference to enhance your graduate or professional school application.

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