Fall 2014 Pre-Health Events

September

Going Abroad

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Thursday, September 4

2:30 – 3:30 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

This interactive session addresses key points pre-health students should consider when contemplating going abroad to study, volunteer, or work.  Did you know that medical schools and dental schools have published guidelines for this?

PREHEALTH 101

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Wednesday, September 10

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

PREHEALTH 101 is a broad introduction to the basic information needed to begin preparing for ANY of the health care professions commonly chosen by U-M students.  It includes discussion of courses, activities, and more.  Identical to the PREHEALTH 101 sessions offered September 17 and October 21.

PREHEALTH 101

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Wednesday, September 17

3:30 – 4:30 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

PREHEALTH 101 is a broad introduction to the basic information needed to begin preparing for ANY of the health care professions commonly chosen by U-M students.  It includes discussion of courses, activities, and more.  Identical to the PREHEALTH 101 sessions offered September 10 and October 21.

Choosing the Right Pre-health Profession

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Monday, September 22

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

Are you interested in more than one profession?  Can you not decide whether becoming a doctor or dentist is right for you? Becoming a Physician Assistant or Physician? Etc.?  This interactive session will help you find good answers to the right questions, to begin figuring this out.

Preparing for MCAT 2015

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Tuesday, September 23

3:00 – 5:00 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

This program presents the most up-to-date information available about the new version of the MCAT, expected to be administered in Spring 2015.  Included are discussions of courses and long term preparation strategies.

October

Letters of Evaluation and the 15 Core Competencies

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Friday, October 3

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

This interactive session helps you understand the steps you can take to develop good relationships with mentors, instructors, supervisors and others as part of the process of getting good letters of evaluation for health professions programs (e.g. medical, dental, pharmacy, etc. schools).  This workshop will also helps you understand how letter content can relate to critically important personal competencies, such as capacity for improvement and communication skills.

Choosing Activities that Matter

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Monday, October 6

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

Your activities should be more than a list on your résumé.  They should be a product of your attempts to explore new ideas, to challenge yourself by trying to understand the world and others’ lives from a new perspective, and to really make sure that you are taking the right step in trying to become a health care professional.  This interactive session will help you choose activities that actually do that.

PREHEALTH 101

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Tuesday, October 21

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

PREHEALTH 101 is a broad introduction to the basic information needed to begin preparing for ANY of the health care professions commonly chosen by U-M students.  It includes discussion of courses, activities, and more.  Identical to the PREHEALTH 101 sessions offered September 10 and 17 .

Should I Drop My (Pre-health) Class?

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Friday, October 24

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

The LSA Late Drop Deadline is rapidly approaching.  Are you struggling to decide whether you should stay in a class or take a W on your transcript?  Do you know how medical (and other health professions schools) view a W versus a bad grade?  This interactive session will present you with the key factors you should consider in order to position you to make the best possible decision you can.

Should I Take a Gap Year?

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Wednesday, October 29

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

This interactive session helps you consider whether a gap year (or two) is the right choice for you.  It will also help you understand how admissions committees view longer and shorter preparation.  It will also present you with a range of possible options for filling that gap year.

November

Preparing for MCAT 2015

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Wednesday, November 5

3:00 – 5:00 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

This program presents the most up-to-date information available about the new version of the MCAT, expected to be administered in Spring 2015.  Included are discussions of courses and long term preparation strategies.

Backpacking for Pre-health Students

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Thursday, November 13

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

Having trouble getting an advising appointment? Bring your questions, your laptops, and your I-pads to this question and answer session. Talk through your course selections with a Newnan LSA pre-health academic advisor, and you will also get a chance to hear what other students think about courses you are considering. 

Backpacking for Pre-health Students

Sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Tuesday, November 18

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Angell Hall, Room G243

Having trouble getting an advising appointment? Bring your questions, your laptops, and your I-pads to this question and answer session. Talk through your course selections with a Newnan LSA pre-health academic advisor, and you will also get a chance to hear what other students think about courses you are considering