Orientations and Workshops
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ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program
Tuesday, March 13th, 5:00pm-6:30pm in Webster Hall, Room 203
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.
The Gap Year
Tuesday, February 13th, 5:00-6:30pm in Webster Hall, Room 203
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. A representative from Teach for America will also be there to discuss how this could be an option for you. There will also be time during the session to speak with the panelists individually.
Applying to Health Professional School
Tuesday, February 20th, 5:00pm-6:30pm in Webster Hall, Room 203
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:
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Veterinary Medicine
Tuesday, February 27th, 5:00-6:30pm in Webster Hall, Room 203
Your GRE score has a significant impact on your professional/graduate school application. Learn from a Kaplan Test Prep instructor what is tested in the GREs and how to successfully prepare for it.
Applying to Medical School
Tuesday, March 6th, 5:00-6:30pm in Webster Hall, Room 203
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.
Tuesday, August 29th, 5:30-7:00pm in Webster Hall, Room 113
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.
Thursday, August 31st, 5:30pm-7:00pm in Webster Hall, Room 103
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.
Health Professionals Panel
Wednesday, September 20th, 5:30pm-7:00pm in Webster Hall, Room 103
Learn about the various professions within the field of health! A panel of current health professionals including a physical therapist, physicians, a physician assistant, and a registered nurse will share their academic and professional experiences within their own health fields.
Practice for Your Interview!
Wednesday, September 27th, 5:30pm-7:00pm in Webster Hall, Room 103
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 current health professional and gain invaluable individualized feedback on how you interviewed.
Shadowing and Networking Workshop
Wednesday, October 4th, 5:30pm-7:00pm in Webster Hall, Room 103
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.
Wednesday, October 18th, 5:30pm-7:00pm in Webster Hall, Room 103
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.
Pre-Health Summer Opportunities
Wednesday, November 1st, 5:30pm-7:00pm in Webster Hall, Room 103
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. A representative from Study Abroad will also be a panelist. There will be time to speak with the panelists individually as well.
Personal Statement & Resume/CV Workshop
Wednesday, November 15th, 5:30pm-7:00pm in Webster Hall, Room 103
Writing your personal statement and resume/CV can often be the toughest part of your application to various opportunities such as summer programs, employment and health graduate and professional schools! Come to our workshop to learn about how to write your best personal statement, resume and CV. There will also be time to speak with the Director of PAC individually to answer any questions or concerns and/or drafts you may have.
If you were not able to attend these orientations, 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.