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Pre-Health Newsletter: June 24, 2021

Rosalind Franklin University Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP)

Program Application

The Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP) at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is a no-cost, non-degree curriculum track that provides academic enrichment for post-baccalaureate students from disadvantaged backgrounds seeking careers in health care. PMP students receive academic development and experience designed to improve competitiveness as a medical or health professions degree applicant. Continue reading “Pre-Health Newsletter: June 24, 2021”

Pre-Health Newsletter: May 12, 2021

Altius Test Prep Deals and Free MCAT practice Exam

Early fall enrollment pricing will go up in May.

Sign up for 1-on-1 mentored MCAT prep courses


Sign up for May Summer Immersion MCAT course in-person

– round trip airfare and student housing included

– 1-on-1 mentoring, tutoring, and small group sessions

Sign up for test prep while seats are available or until the end of May.


Claim your Free MCAT Practice Exam. Continue reading “Pre-Health Newsletter: May 12, 2021”

Pre-Health Newsletter: April 28, 2021

Pre-Health Advising

If you are planning to apply to a health professions program in this upcoming cycle and would like assistance with your application, please register for Application Boot Camp. Application Boot Camp brings together participants working on centralized applications to health professions programs, personal statements, and secondary applications. Participants meet in a Zoom room and actively engage in writing in a supported environment where they will receive guidance and feedback. Past participants have reported that committing to attending these times have helped to hold them accountable to getting work done on their applications in a timely manner. Continue reading “Pre-Health Newsletter: April 28, 2021”

Pre-Health Newsletter: April 8, 2021

Pre-health Advising

If you are planning to apply to a health professions program in this upcoming cycle and would like assistance with your application, please register for Application Boot Camp. Application Boot Camp brings together participants working on centralized applications to health professions programs, personal statements, and secondary applications. Participants meet in a Zoom room and actively engage in writing in a supported environment where they will receive guidance and feedback. Past participants have reported that committing to attending these times have helped to hold them accountable to getting work done on their applications in a timely manner.

St. Scholastica M.S.OT Admissions Updates

The College of St. Scholastica has two exciting changes to the St. Scholastica M.S. in Occupational Therapy admission requirements for applicants in the next cycle – starting July 2021:
1. We NO LONGER require the GRE!
2. Re: OT prerequisites – we WILL accept AP credits for General Psychology and Statistics.
The CSS MSOT admissions website has been updated. We have also posted a virtual observation experience on that page, which has been of interest to many prospective students, especially when obtaining in-person hours is so difficult/impossible. This is optional, of course, but a great resource for many!

Contact Courtney Eickman, Assistant Director, Enrollment Management, at if you have any questions.

Western University COMP-Northwest & OPSO: How to Write an Effective Personal Statement

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:00pm-8:00pm | PST

This month’s topic is “How to Write an Effective Personal Statement.” Join us as current medical school applicants read their personal statements live. After each reading we’ll hear feedback from John T. Pham, DO, Vice Dean of COMP-Northwest, and a team of current medical students, followed by feedback and discussion with the audience.

Discover Dental School

This University of Minnesota program is for pre-dental students* and will take place Monday, July 12 – Saturday, July 31, 2021. The program will run part-time, with some sessions occurring during the day as well as evenings and/or weekends – to enable more prospective dental students to participate who may already have summer plans.

The exact format of the program is still TBD, as the ongoing pandemic impacts our ability to host in-person events. Plan for a hybrid experience, with live Zoom sessions, asynchronous online learning via Canvas, and potentially some live sessions at the dental school with social distancing and safety protocols in place (required mask wearing, enhanced sanitation, etc.). There is no cost to participate in the program!

The UMN Discover Dental School application deadline is Sunday, April 18, 2021 @ 11:59pm CST – no late applications will be accepted
The application includes three required essays and one letter of recommendation that must also be submitted by the deadline. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for the program by Friday, April 30, 2021.

Students* selected to participate in this program will be provided with training, resources, and experiences to strengthen their skills and assist them in creating a competitive application to dental school. Experiences may include DAT prep, connecting with current dental students, and hands-on activities. More information will be provided to students selected for the program.

*All students who have completed at least two full semesters of undergraduate education following their high school graduation are eligible to apply. PSEO/IB/CIS/AP coursework completed during high school does not apply. Not all who apply will be selected to participate. Preference given to rising sophomores and juniors in college as well as students who are underrepresented in dentistry, from a rural area, first-generation college students, lower socioeconomic status, and/or transfer students from a community college.

Augsburg Pre-PA Club Info Session

The Augsburg Pre-PA Club will be hosting an informational session on Tuesday, April 13th at 6:00 pm via Zoom regarding what a physician assistant is, information about PA programs, and additional resources to best prepare for PA school! After receiving input on meeting times via the survey, Tuesdays at 6:00p worked best for most people to meet, if you are unable to attend I will be recording the meeting again. If you plan on attending PA school or unsure which health profession is for you, I hope you can attend to learn something new and informative! Additional meeting information will be sent out next week with the Zoom link.

Choose DO Medical School Expo

AACOM invites you to meet with representatives from up to 37 medical schools from the comfort of your home or office on April 13, 2021 from 12-6pm ET at our free Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo. Reasons to attend:

  • Watch live presentations and meet with medical school admissions representatives, faculty, and current students via online chat rooms
  • Learn more about applying to medical school, the interview process, and life as a medical student
  • Meet with AACOM representatives, med school admissions teams, current DO residents & physicians, and more
  • Explore which medical school is right for you – zero travel required

CCNY Pre-Med Presents: Annual Medical & Dental School Fair

The Program in Pre-Medical Studies at The City College of New York will be hosting our 9th Annual Medical & Dental School Fair!

In this time of COVID-19, the event will be held virtually!

Your students will have the opportunity to virtually meet with up to 50 medical and dental schools from across the country.

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

9:30-10:30 Dental School Panel Discussion

9:30-11:00 Medical School Panel Discussion

12:00-3:00 Fair

Concordia School of Pharmacy’s Virtual Visit Day

April 21 from 6pm-8pm CT.

This day is designed for prospective students who are considering applying to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at Concordia University Wisconsin. At the event, your students will be able to:

· Learn about our curriculum and student-centered approach to teaching

· Learn how our experiential education program prepares them for future success as a pharmacist

· Gain application tips to help them become a competitive applicant

· Engage with current pharmacy students through a panel

· Experience a virtual tour of the school of pharmacy

University of Iowa Pre-Health Conference

On Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9AM-6:30PM CST, the University of Iowa will host the First Annual Pre-Health Conference virtually on Zoom (primarily) and WebEx. Whether you’re a freshman trying to figure out your path or a senior currently filling out applications, the University of Iowa Pre-Health Conference has something for everyone!

With several registered programs in (nursing, optometry, medicine, PA, physical therapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, public health, graduate programs, etc) you can connect with admissions teams and learn which programs fit you best! And don’t forget about our many workshops and panels with admissions staff, healthcare professionals, and current students to learn how to make the most out your healthcare journey!

The best part? Admission is completely free to all students nationwide!

Mayo Med School 101

Saturday, April 24, 2021

11 am – 2 pm CST

Med School 101 is a free seminar that provides valuable information and tips about applying to medical school. Med School 101 includes information about:

  • The application process
  • Tips on strengthening your application
  • Health education overview
  • Simulation experience
  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • Diversity and inclusion at Mayo Clinic

There will also be a question and answer session with a panel of current medical students and additional information for students specifically interested in applying to Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

Attendees must sign up in advance.

Pre-Medical Student Organization (PMSO)

Mission Statement: To provide a welcoming community for Pre-Medical students wishing to grow their knowledge on medicine and to increase their chance of acceptance into medical school.

They will provide, medical terminology knowledge and practice, human and anatomy knowledge and practice, MCAT problems and problem explanation, practice medical cases to learn how physicians approach patient care, discovering discrimination in medicine and current issues in healthcare, specialty information, and how to make yourself a competitive applicant into medical school.

In the future they hope to provide resources such as MCAT resources, informational sessions and guest speakers such as MDs, DOs, and medical students.

If anyone has any questions or would like to sign up to be a member, please contact or visit the official PMSO website, found on the Augsburg University Student Organization website!

Rush University MS in Respiratory Care Program

The admissions team at Rush University College of Health Sciences is currently looking for prospective students for the MS in Respiratory Care program.

Respiratory care is not a widely known or considered profession. Many of our prospective students happen upon the field of respiratory care and once learning more, enroll in our program. Upon graduating from the program, alumni have very successful healthcare careers.

This program prepares graduates to be leaders in the profession. There is a high demand for qualified professionals and the projected growth rate for jobs in respiratory care from 2018-2028 is 21% much faster than average.

We thought you might have advisees who would be good candidates for this medical specialty program. The Master of Science in Respiratory Care is a program focused on teaching students how to become health care providers who specialize on the cardiovascular and respiratory functions of patients. Respiratory therapists are engaged in patient assessment, care plan development and direct patient care. Respiratory therapists work in tandem with all health care providers who are assigned to a patient. There is job availability in hospitals, clinical settings and physicians’ offices.

A.T. Still University’s Pre-Admissions Workshops

Save the date for A.T. Still University’s Pre-Admissions Workshops (PAW) in health-related fields. These two-day virtual workshops can jump start your journey to being a healthcare professional and are available for aspiring physician assistants, dentists, doctors of osteopathic medicine, athletic trainers, and more! In these two days, we will help you with:

  • Understanding the application process
  • Personal statements
  • Interview process, including mock interviews
  • Financial aid & scholarship resources
  • Admissions preparation techniques

Dates for these events: May 13-14, 2021 July 15-16, 2021: General session with a focus on the Physician Assistant and Dental program Sept. 16-17, 2021

The Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) Focus on Your Future Summer Program

The Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) will host its 14th annual Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students virtually this July. The program is a week-long experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists.

There is no cost to participate in this virtual program.

Program Dates: Monday, July 12, 2021 – Friday, July 16, 2021

Application Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021

Pre-Health Newsletter: March 9, 2021

Prehealth Advising

Medical School/Physician and PA Alumni Panels

We are hosting a Medical School/Physician Alumni panel on Wednesday, March 24 from 6-7:30 pm and a Physician Assistant Alumni panel on Thursday, March 25 from 6-7:30. You will have the opportunity to hear from and connect with alumni from across the country to learn about their experiences as professional students and practitioners. Please RSVP and let me know which session(s) you plan to attend and to receive the Zoom link. Continue reading “Pre-Health Newsletter: March 9, 2021”