Pre-Health

Orientations and Workshops

Spring 2021

Sign up for our Spring 2021 workshop series here!

Workshops

The Gap Year

Wednesday, February 17th, 5:00-5:45pm

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.

To view a recording of our presentation please click here!

To view the pdf of our presentation please click here!

 

Applying to Medical School

Wednesday, February 24th, 5:00-5:45pm

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.

ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program

Wednesday, March 3rd, 5:00-5:45pm

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.

Applying to Health Professional School

Wednesday, March 10th, 5:00-5:45pm

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

Mock MCAT

Saturday, March 13th, 5:00-5:45pm

Every student has an MCAT weakness. Every weakness has a solution. Discover which MCAT topics are your strengths and weaknesses through our personalized score report by taking a full-length online practice MCAT.

The GREs

Wednesday, March 24th, 5:00-5:45pm

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.

Mock GRE

Saturday, March 27th, 9:00am-1:00pm

How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test. Try your hand at the types of questions you’ll see on the real test and get a personalized score report highlighting your strengths and areas of improvement.

DKICP Information Session

Wednesday, March 31st, 9:00am-1:00pm

Did you know that qualified UHM students are granted preferred enrollment to DKICP each academic year? Learn more about studying pharmacy at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) in Hilo during this information session.

View more information about the Pre-Pharmacy Scholar Admissions Program (PPSAP) here.

Medical Student Panel

Wednesday, April 7th, 5:00-4:45pm

A panel of current medical students will share their journeys to professional school; and what it is actually like when they get there. Get advice about the application process and ask questions to prepare for your next steps!

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. 

Fall 2020

Registration for our Fall 2020 workshop series is closed. Please check back in August 2021 for our Fall 2021 series.

Orientations

Pre-Med Orientation

Wednesday, February 17th, 5:00-5:45pm 

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.

Click here for the presentation powerpoint.

Pre-Health Orientation

Wednesday, Febr, 5:00-5:45pm 

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.

Click here for the presentation powerpoint. 

Workshops

Practice for Your Interview!

Wednesday, October 7th, 5:00-5:45pm 

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.

Click here for the presentation powerpoint.

MCAT Overview

Tuesday, October 13th, 5:00-5:45pm

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.

GRE Overview

Thursday, October 15th, 5:00-5:45pm

Our virtual GRE Overview Session is packed with need-to-know information about the GRE and the role it plays in graduate school admissions. We’ll go over the content of the exam, walk through some sample questions and show you score-raising strategies to use on Test Day.

Health Professionals Panel

Wednesday, October 21st, 5:00-5:45pm 

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 28th, 5:00-5:45pm

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.

Pre-Health Summer Opportunities

Wednesday, November 4th, 5:00-5:45pm 

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.

Click here for the presentation powerpoint.

MCAT Practice Test

Saturday, November 7th, 8:30am-1pm

Every student has an MCAT weakness. Every weakness has a solution. Discover which MCAT topics are your strengths and weaknesses through our personalized score report by taking a full-length online practice MCAT.

GRE Practice Test

Saturday, November 14th, 8:30am-1pm

How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test. Try your hand at the types of questions you’ll see on the real test and get a personalized score report highlighting your strengths and areas of improvement.