Spring 2023

Register for our Spring 2023 workshops here!

Workshops

Applying to Medical School

Wednesday, February 1st, 4-5 PM on Zoom

Planning on joining the healthcare field? 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.

Applying to Medical School Sp 2023 Slides

Applying to Medical School Sp 2023 Recording

Imi Ho'ola Program

Wednesday, February 8th, 4-5 PM on Zoom

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, February 15th, 4-5PM on Zoom

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

Personal Statement/LORs

Wednesday, February 22nd, 4-5PM on Zoom

In this session, a representative will walk students through how to craft their best-possible personal statement and provide tips on how to ask for letters of recommendation.

Basic Life Support Certification

Saturday, February 25th, 1-5PM In-Person

$95 registration fee. Free for the first 10 current UHM students who sign up!

MCAT Overview

Wednesday, March 1st, 4-5PM on Zoom

The Princeton Review's strategy sessions are packed with information about the MCAT and the role it plays in medical school admissions. An expert MCAT instructor will cover the content of the test, walk through sample questions and share some examples of their proven test-taking strategies.

First Aid CPR/AED Certification

Saturday, March 4th, 1-5PM In-Person

$95 registration fee. Free for the first 10 current UHM students who sign up!

GREs Overview

Wednesday, March 8th, 4-5 PM on Zoom

The Princeton Review's strategy sessions are packed with information about the GRE and the role it plays in graduate school admissions. An expert GRE instructor will cover the content of the test, walk through sample questions and share some examples of their proven test-taking strategies.

Mock DAT/GRE/MCAT

Saturday, March 11th, 9AM

How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test under realistic testing conditions. 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.

The Gap Year

Wednesday, March 22nd, 4-5PM on Zoom

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.

 

Previous Workshops/Orientations:

Fall 2022

Orientations

Pre-Medical Orientation

Tuesday, September 13th, 4-5PM on Zoom

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.

Pre-Medical Orientation (PDF)

Pre-Health Orientation

Thursday, September 15th, 4-5 PM Zoom

Looking to explore other health professions? Join us in exploring the need-to-knows about the fields PAC advises on! If you are interested in Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, or Optometry this workshop is for you! Come and chat with our guest speakers too!

Please note: due to time restrictions, only guest speakers for PT, PA, Dentistry, and Pharmacy will be present.

Orientation Slides

Orientation Recording

Workshops

Health Professionals Panel

Wednesday, October 5th, 4-5PM on Zoom

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

Shadowing & Networking Workshop

Wednesday, October 12th, 4-5 PM Zoom

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-Medical Interview Prep

Tuesday, October 19th, 4-5 PM Zoom

In this session, a representative from The Princeton Review will provide students with tips and insights into how to ace medical school interviews.

MCAT Strategy Session

Tuesday, October 25th, 4-5 PM Zoom

The Princeton Review's strategy sessions are packed with information about the MCAT and the role it plays in medical school admissions. An expert MCAT instructor will cover the content of the test, walk through sample questions and share some examples of their proven test-taking strategies.

GRE Strategy Session

Thursday, October 27th, 4-5 PM Zoom

The Princeton Review's strategy sessions are packed with information about the GRE and the role it plays in graduate school admissions. An expert GRE instructor will cover the content of the test, walk through sample questions and share some examples of their proven test-taking strategies.

Mock MCAT, DAT, and GRE

Saturday, October 29th, 9AM-1PM

How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test under realistic testing conditions. 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.

**Mock Entrance Exams will not be held on Zoom.

Pre-Health Summer Opportunities Panel

Wednesday, November 2nd, 4-5 PM Zoom

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.

Workshop Slides
Workshop Recording

Spring 2022

The workshop sign ups for Spring 2022 are now closed.

Workshops

Applying to Medical School

Wednesday, January 19th, 5-6 PM on Zoom

Planning on joining the healthcare field? 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.

Here are the presentation slides (PDF).

Here is the recording of the workshop.

'Imi Ho'ola Program

Wednesday, January 26th, 5-6PM on Zoom

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.

Here are the presentation slides (PDF).

Here is the recording of the workshop. 

Applying to Health Professional School

Wednesday, February 2nd, 5-6PM on Zoom

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

Here are the presentation slides (PDF).

Here is the recording of the workshop.

Personal Statement/LORs

Wednesday, February 9th, 5-6PM on Zoom

In this session, a representative will walk students through how to craft their best-possible personal statement and provide tips on how to ask for letters of recommendation.

The Gap Year

Wednesday, February 16th, 5-6PM on Zoom

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.

Here are the presentation slides (PDF).

Here is the recording of the workshop.

 

WICHE

Tuesday, February 22, 4-5PM on Zoom

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is a regional organization created by the Western Regional Education Compact to facilitate resource sharing among the higher education systems of the West. It implements a number of activities and initiatives across 15 Western states and U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States (which currently include the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam). Attend to learn more about the program and what it has to offer!

GREs

Tuesday, March 1st, 5:30-6:30PM on Zoom

The Princeton Review's strategy sessions are packed with information about the GRE and the role it plays in graduate school admissions. An expert GRE instructor will cover the content of the test, walk through sample questions and share some examples of their proven test-taking strategies.

MCAT

Wednesday, March 2nd, 5-6PM on Zoom

How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test under realistic testing conditions. 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.

DAT

Thursday, March 3rd, 5-6PM on Zoom

The Princeton Review's strategy sessions are packed with information about the DAT and the role it plays in dental school admissions. An expert DAT instructor will cover the content of the test, walk through sample questions and share some examples of their proven test-taking strategies.

Here is the recording of the workshop.

Mock DAT/GRE/MCAT

Saturday, March 5th, Various (See below:)

  • Mock LSAT: 9AM-Noon
  • Mock GRE and DAT: 8AM-Noon
  • Mock MCAT: 8AM-4PM

How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test under realistic testing conditions. 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.

**Mock Entrance Exams will not be held on Zoom.

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.