Workshops

For Freshmen & other students just becoming Pre-Med/Dent

Intro to Pre-Medicine/Dentistry

This introductory workshop is intended for anyone starting out on their journey toward Medical/Dental/Optometry/Podiatry school. Freshman/Sophomore students are highly recommended to attend this workshop prior to one-on-one advising with a pre-health advisor. Confirmation and room location will be emailed to registered students at least one day prior to the session.

Topics include:

  • Suggestions for academic planning 
  • Clinical, research and community service opportunities
  • The medical and dental school application process
  • Q&A with a pre-health advisor in a small-group setting

For dates and times, please view our Complete Events Calendar.
Students must pre-register for this workshop through Appointment-Plus.

For Sophomores

Developing a Competitive Profile

Intended for those students who are still a year or two from applying to Medical/Dental/Optometry/Podiatry school.

Topics include:

  • Holistic Review: What are medical/dental schools looking for in an applicant?
  • Self-Assessment
  • The medical and dental school application process
  • The HPAO Committee process
For dates and times, please view our Complete Events Calendar.

For Students Getting Ready to Apply

For workshop dates and times, please view our Complete Events Calendar.
Students do not need to pre-register for any of the workshops below.


Am I Ready?

Suggested for Juniors, Seniors, Alumni and SIE Students

Offered in the Fall. All students planning to utilize the credentials process and to seek a committee letter from the HPAO for their application are expected to attend a session. Walk-ins or advising appointments should not be used to gain this general information.


Navigating the Application Process

Suggested for Juniors, Seniors, Alumni and SIE Students

Offered in the Spring. All students planning to seek a committee letter from the HPAO for their application are expected to attend a session.  Sessions in the Spring are a continuation of the topics discussed at sessions in the fall, but there will be more detail on the application process itself.

Letters of Recommendation: How to Develop Professional Relationships

This workshop will cover various issues involving the process of obtaining letters of recommendation for professional school applications.

The Personal Statement

This workshop is offered only in the Spring semester and will cover various aspects to writing a personal statement for professional school applications.

SIE Workshops

Workshops with our SIE advisor (Meredith) will cover the same topics as the "Am I Ready" and "Navigating the Application Cycle" sessions as well as some particulars pertaining to Science in the Evening and Post-Bacc students. All students are welcome to attend any session.