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Premedicine Major

Health Professions Group Advising

Health Professions Group Advising Sessions

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, our advisers offer a series of prehealth advising sessions. Students considering medical, dental, podiatry, and physician assistant professions must attend a "Health Professions Overview", "E-portfolio Overview", "Dent Prep" or "PA Prep" group advising session (live or recorded) prior to meeting one-on-one with PreHealth Advising.

No registration is required.



Prehealth Group Advising Zoom Room:

All Group Advising Sessions will be held remotely, except where noted, for the Fall 2021 semester. Scroll down to view the dates and times of each session.

Note: The Zoom link for all of our sessions is typically the same, unless we will be doing group discussions, in which case we may choose to use a different zoom space. Any Penn State student or alumnus is welcome to attend each session.



Our Prehealth Group Advising sessions are recorded and stored within our Prehealth Group Advising Canvas page. Current students and alumni can request access to the page here



Intended for first and second year students who are beginning to prepare themselves for their healthcare careers.


  • Health Professions Overview - January 26 @ 6PM
  • Planning for a Gap Year - February 22 @ 6PM
  • Anatomy of an Applicant (Part 1) - March 23 @ 6PM
  • Professionalism*
  • Sophomore Check-UP Workshop*
  • PA Prep*
  • Dent Prep*
  • Being a First-Generation Pre-Health Student*
  • Health Professions Portfolio Overview*


*Session has passed. Please visit our Canvas page to view the recording and access resources associated with this session.



Intended for students who are preparing to apply in the upcoming application cycle. These are higher level sessions and not appropriate for students who have not engaged with our foundational sessions. Students who have completed previous sessions of Med Prep or PA Prep are able to attend these sessions without working back through the foundations sessions.


Fall Sessions

  • E-portfolio, Comprehensive Interview, & PSU Letter Packet Overview*
  • Health Professions Interviewing Workshop with Medical and Dental Students*
  • Planning Your Application Year - Medical Applications*
  • Planning Your Application Year - Dental Applications*
  • Professionalism*
  • Letters of Recommendation*
  • Anatomy of an Applicant (Part 2)*
  • Personal Statements*
  • Demystifying the MCAT*
  • Planning Your Application Year - PA Applications*


Spring Sessions

  • Current Applicant Check-In (CYMS Tool, Letters of Intent, What next?)*
  • Army Skills Clinic (Suturing Clinic) - February 2 @ 6PM in Wartik Lab 108
  • School Choice: Where do I apply? - February 10 @ 6PM
  • Demystifying the Application Cycle and Accepted Student Panel - February 16 @ 6PM
  • Planning for a Gap/Glide Year - February 22 @ 6PM
  • CASPA Overview - March 15 @ 6PM
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Tell Me About Yourself - March 24 @ 6PM (location TBD)
  • Focus On: Geriatrics - March 29 @ 6PM
  • Mock MMI Night - April 5 @ 6PM (location TBD)
  • AMCAS & AACOMAS Overview (MD/DO) - April 7 @ 6PM
  • Liaison Application Services Overview (Optometry, PA, Podiatry, Pharmacy) - April 20 @ 6PM


*Session has passed. Please visit our Canvas page to view the recording and access resources associated with this session.