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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.

 

LIVE SESSION ACCESS

 

ACCESS OUR LIVE SESSIONS HERE!!

Prehealth Group Advising Zoom Room:  https://psu.zoom.us/j/91781685538

All Group Advising Sessions will be held remotely, except where noted, for the Fall 2022 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.

 

RECORDED SESSION ACCESS

 

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

The sessions listed below are just a portion of the sessions our office offers. Please see our Canvas page for a full list of recorded sessions and their associated resources. 

 

FOUNDATIONS SESSIONS

 

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

  • Health Professions Overview - January 19 @ 6PM
  • Penn State College of Medicine Information Session - February 2 @ 6PM 201 Thomas
  • Anatomy of an Applicant (Part 1)*
  • The Color of Care*
  • Midpoint Check-UP Workshop*
  • Professionalism*
  • ARMY sponsored "Stop the Bleed" training*
  • Being a First-Generation Pre-Health Student*
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program (ARMY)*
  • PA Prep*
  • Dent Prep*
  • Black Men in White Coats Viewing and Discussion*
  • Planning for a Gap Year*
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Tell Me About Yourself*
  • Focus On: Geriatrics*
  • Health Professions Portfolio Overview*

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

 

LEVEL-UP SESSIONS

 

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

  • The Color of Care*
  • Application Year Kickoff*
  • ARMY sponsored "Stop the Bleed" training*
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program (ARMY)*
  • Planning Your Application Year - PA Applications*

Spring Sessions

  • Health Professions Portfolio and Comprehensive Interview Overview - January 4 @ 6PM
  • Current Applicant Check-In (CYMS Tool, Letters of Intent, What next?) - January 17 @ 6PM
  • Army Skills Clinic (Suturing Clinic) - January 25 @ 6PM in 108 Wartik 
  • Mock MCAT - TBD, expected late January
  • Penn State College of Medicine Information Session - February 2 @ 6PM 201 Thomas
  • What is an MD/PhD? How do I apply? - February 6 @ 6PM 
  • Make Your Identity Your Superpower in the Application Process- February 13 @ 6PM in 111 Wartik
  • Demystifying the Application Cycle and Accepted Student Panel - February 16 @ 9:05AM
  • AMCAS & AACOMAS Overview (MD/DO) - March 14 @ 6PM
  • Liaison Application Services Overview (Optometry, PA, Podiatry, Pharmacy) - March 16 @ 6PM
  • Current and Accepted MD/PhD Student Panel - March 23 @ 6PM
  • Mock MMI Night - March 30 @ 6PM in 201 Thomas
  • NIH IRTA Panel - April 10 @ 6PM
  • Health Professions Interviewing Workshop with Medical and Dental Students - April 19 @ 6PM
  • Accepted Student Celebration - April 20 @ 6PM in Life Science Bridge

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