Pre-Health

Orientations and Workshops

Fall 2019

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Workshops

Pre-Health Summer Opportunities

Wednesday, October 30th, 5:00-6:30pm in Kuykendall Hall, Room 210

The summer is a great time to gain shadowing, volunteering, community service, and research, experience and learn more about your chosen health field and about yourself! A panel of students who recently engaged in various pre-health summer opportunities will share their experiences, advice and lessons learned. There will be time to speak with the panelists individually as well.

If you are not able to attend these orientations and/or workshops, then please schedule an appointment here or come in for a walk-in appointment.

Orientations

Pre-Medical Orientation

Wednesday, September 4th, 5:00-6:30pm in Kuykendall Hall, Room 210

Planning on becoming a physician? Attend this workshop and learn about the eight steps you need to take to be a competitive applicant for medical school. You will create your own timeline and learn about resources and engagement opportunities that will help you achieve this goal. You will also be provided an opportunity to speak with current medical students.

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Pre-Health Orientation

Thursday, September 5th, 5:00-6:30pm in Webster Hall, Room 113

Are you interested in a health career, but are uncertain of which health field to pursue? Career choice is one of the most important decisions you can make in life and often defines your niche in society; it is critical that you are able to choose carefully and wisely. This workshop will help you explore and identify possible fields of interest so you can make an informed decision about your professional objectives.

Workshops

Practice for Your Interview!

Wednesday, October 2nd, 5:00-6:30pm in Kuykendall Hall, Room 210

The interview is an integral component of the application process to many health professional schools. Interviewing tips and what makes a successful interview will be covered. You will also have a mock small group interview with a professional and gain invaluable individualized feedback on how you interviewed.

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The MCAT

Wednesday, October 9th, 5:00-6:30pm in Kuykendall Hall, Room 210

Your MCAT score has a significant impact on your medical school application. Learn what is tested in the MCAT and how to successfully prepare for it. Students who recently took the MCAT will share their experiences with preparing for and taking the MCAT.

Health Professionals Panel

Wednesday, October 16th, 5:00-6:30pm in Kuykendall Hall, Room 210

Learn about the various professions within the field of health! A panel of current health professionals will share their academic and professional experiences within their own health fields.

Shadowing and Networking Workshop

Wednesday, October 23rd, 5:00-6:30pm in Kuykendall Hall, Room 210

Learn about different shadowing and networking opportunities within the field of health. Information on how to make the most of these opportunities will also be shared.

Spring 2019

Free Practice Exams

Free Practice Tests for DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT, and PCAT
February 4th-27th. Dates and times vary depending on test type.

The Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center and Kaplan Test Prep are partnering to offer free practice tests live online.

There’s no better way to prepare for an entrance exam than by taking a practice test. It’s the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the test structure, timing, and question types. Plus, you’ll get an initial performance assessment, including a breakdown of your scores and practice areas for you to target, so you’ll know exactly where to focus your prep before test day.

Please click here to register for the practice exam.

Workshops

The Gap Year

Thursday, February 7th, 5:00-6:30pm in Webster Hall, Room 104

Thinking about taking a gap year before applying to health graduate or professional school? Attend this session to listen to pre-health students who are taking a gap year and those who are currently in their gap year on how they decided to take a gap year, what they are doing or planning on doing during their gap year, advice, and lessons learned. There will be time during the session to speak with the panelists individually.

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Applying to Medical School

Thursday, February 14th, 5:00-6:30pm in Webster Hall, Room 104

Applying to medical school this or next cycle? Come and listen to a comprehensive breakdown of important dates, procedures, and strategies so you can be ready to go when the application for medical schools opens in May.

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ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program

Thursday, February 21st, 5:00pm-6:30pm in Webster Hall, Room 104

Pursuing medicine? Planning to apply for medical school this summer? Attend this workshop and learn about the UHM John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Imi Hoʻola Post Baccalaureate Program. Acceptance into and completion of this program guarantees you a spot at JABSOM. Qualified students are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Applying to Health Professional School

Thursday, February 28th, 5:00pm-6:30pm in Webster Hall, Room 104

Applying to health professional school this or next cycle? Come and listen to a comprehensive breakdown of important timelines, procedures, and strategies so you can be ready to go when the application for health professional schools opens this year in the following fields:

  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Veterinary Medicine

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The GREs

Thursday, March 7th, 5:00-6:30pm in Webster Hall, Room 104

Your GRE score has a significant impact on your professional/graduate school application. Learn about what is tested in the GREs and how to successfully prepare for it.

If you are unable to attend these events, then please schedule an appointment here or come in for a walk-in appointment in our office with one of our pre-health peer advisors.