Academic Health Center

Health Careers Center

Info Sessions & Events

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Mark your calendar! The Health Careers Center offers workshops, information sessions and fairs to help you put your best foot forward when gearing up for a health professional program. These activities are designed to help you explore health professional careers.

Explore the links below to find information on workshops, information sessions, events, and much more!

Save the date for Health Careers Fair 2014 on October 1, 2014!

Information Sessions

Learn more about a specific program through these information sessions offered throughout the year. Click on the name of a program (or the + sign on the right of the bar) to open up the list of information session dates & times.

  • Health Careers: An Overview

    Are you planning to be a health professional? Come learn about the variety of career options in this Health Careers Overview Information Session. Each session will include time for Q & A with Health Careers Center consultants. Sessions will cover:

    • How to be a competitive applicant   
    • A review of Academic Health Center programs in health, including clinical laboratory sciences, dentistry, dental hygiene, dental therapy, medicine, mortuary science, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, public health, veterinary medicine, and emerging disciplines
    • An overview of Health Careers Center programs and resources for undergraduate students -- online workshops, in-person information sessions, and classes

    Dates and Times:

    If these times do not work for you, please drop by our office 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.  We are happy to talk with you!

  • AMCAS: Applying to Medical School

    If you are submitting your application to medical school, you may have questions about the AMCAS application process, which is the general application used to apply to most medical schools in the U.S.

    From how to categorize your coursework, to establishing the best timetable for yourself, and knowing how to plan for secondary (supplemental) application materials...this information session covers many topics you may have questions about. We will review the entire application process and provide you with information on how to plan for a strong application.

    Sessions are offered in person, between March – June of each year. Session location is 2-565 Moos Tower (Health Careers Center).

    Date and times:

    • Sessions host in Spring semester. Please contact us if you would like to see the slides used during the presentation.

    You can also email us at HCC@umn.edu for a copy of the PowerPoint that is used in the session.

  • Medical Laboratory Sciences (BS)

    Learn about the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program at the University of Minnesota! This program was formerly known as Clinical Lab Science (CLS) and underwent a name change in August 2014.

    Come to this session and have all of these questions answered:

    • What is Medical Laboratory Science?
    • Why be a Medical Laboratory Scientist?
    • Why attend the U of M?

    Learn about the field of Medical Laboratory Science (CLS) and the application process for the CLS program for at the University of Minnesota. Sessions are approximately one (1) hour in length.

    Dates and times:

  • Dental Hygiene (BS)

    This informative session answers any questions regarding the dental hygiene program. The sessions covers the dental hygiene major, course pre-requisites, the program curriculum, transfer coursework, and the application process. Sessions are 60 minutes in length and include a tour of the Dental School.

    Dates and times:

  • Dental Therapy

    Dental therapists are licensed oral health professionals who practice as part of the dental team. They provide basic preventative and restorative treatment to children and adults, under the supervision of a dentist. Learn about this emerging dental role at this information session, as well as the schooling and preparation required. Sessions are approximately 1.5 hours long. The sessions include a 60-minute presentation about the Dental Therapy program (including time for questions), and a 30-minute tour of the Dental School.

    Dates and times:

    • Additional Dates TBD
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

    Learn about the Dentistry program at the University of Minnesota through an in-depth information and advising session. Receive advising on getting started towards this career path. Sessions are approximately 1.5 hours long. The sessions include: a 30-minute presentation about the DDS application process and information on becoming a qualified candidate; a 30-minute question and answer advising session; and a 30-minute tour of the Dental School.

    Note that if you are unable to attend an in-person session for the School of Dentistry, you can learn more about their DDS program through this online presentation.

    First Time Applicant Advising Session - Dates and times:


     

  • Echocardiography (B.S. in Health Professions) (U of M Rochester)

    Echocardiography is the the use of ultrasound to assess cardiovascular anatomy and function. The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) is an educational collaboration between the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) and Mayo School of Health Sciences.

    Academic coursework is coordinated with clinical rotations to optimize the learning experience. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota Rochester and a certificate in their chosen track from Mayo School of Health Sciences (tracks include: Respiratory Care, Echocardiography, Sonography, Radiography).

    Info Session Dates:

    All info sessions are held in the Health Careers Center (2-565 Moos Tower), on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Please visit the UMR website for further details about the program.

  • Healthcare Administration (MHA)

    Learn more about the Master of Healthcare Administration Program at the University of Minnesota. With over 50 years of leadership in healthcare management, Minnesota’s MHA Program is one of the top-ranked programs in the country, and the only accredited MHA program in the region.

    No sessions are scheduled at this time.  Check the SPH website for an updated schedule.

    Call 612-626-7378 or send an e-mail robinsot@umn.edu to register for upcoming information sessions.
     

  • Medical School (MD)

    The U of M Medical School has an admissions presentation available online: http://www.med.umn.edu/medical-school-students/medical-school-admissions/admission-the-basics/. Medical School in-person information sessions are offered occasionally throughout the year. Look here for session dates and times.

    For additional information, look here for information on the medical school admissions. If you are considering for medical school, try the Planning for Medical School online workshop, a resource tool to give you the information you seek about medical school and opportunity to build your next steps in the planning process and meet with an HCC counselor.
     

  • Mortuary Science

    The University of Minnesota Program of Mortuary Science does not hold regular information sessions. If you are a prospective student with questions, you can contact the Prospective Student Advisor, Molly Diethelm at dieth007@umn.edu or 612-624-6464.

  • Nursing (BSN)

    This group information session will answer many of your questions about the University of Minnesota School of Nursing BSN program (Bachelors of Science in Nursing). During the session, we talk about the nursing major, prerequisite courses, transfer coursework, and the application process. This session will only discuss and review the BSN program, so bring your questions!

    Dates and times:

  • Nursing (MN)

    These information sessions focus on the Master of Nursing (MN) program, which is geared for those individuals with recognized baccalaureate degrees in areas other than nursing and wish to become registered nurses.

    Please see the Master of Nursing website for the most up-to-date schedule. For questions, contact the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services at the School of Nursing at 612-625-7980 or e-mail the school at SONStudentInfo@umn.edu.

  • Nutrition and Food Science

    Learn about these two majors, find out about transfer admission requirements, and get answers to all of your questions about applying to these exciting programs.

    Look here for information session dates and registration information.

  • Occupational Therapy: First Steps to OT

    Explore occupational therapy as a career choice at these sessions. The session includes a definition of occupational therapy, career outlook, career preparation, options for health careers and course planning strategies.

    Dates and Times:

    To find out more about this program, call 877-334-2659, email cahpinfo@umn.edu or visit the Occupational Therapy website.

  • Physician Assistant

    The University of Minnesota is a great place to prepare for a Physician Assistant program, but if you are interested in attending an information session, you will need to explore colleges and universities outside of the U of M which offer this graduate-level program.

    Here is the link to information sessions at:

    Augsburg College

  • Pharmacy (PharmD)

    The admissions counselors for the College of Pharmacy hold 90-minute sessions (including question/answer time) that provide information about pharmacy career options, in-depth detail on the admissions process, and tips on putting together a competitive application. Following the 60-minute information session, there is an optional 30-minute tour of the College of Pharmacy. The sessions are designed for people at any point in the preparation process.

    Dates and times:


    Preparing your PharmCAS Application
    Get in to pharmacy school with a strong PharmCAS application! An experienced Admissions Counselor from the University of Minnesota will provide information about PharmCAS timelines, coordination with supplemental applications and how to avoid major delays and mistakes on your application. There will be a specific focus on the important sections of work experience, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation and the personal statement. You will leave this session ready to put together a competitive application and submit your complete application early.

    The College of Pharmacy Office of Admissions also offers an online PharmCAS information session.

  • Physical Therapy (DPT) Information Nights

    Learn about the opportunities in the field of physical therapy and the U of M program in physical therapy during this special information night called "The Education and Career of a Physical Therapist", located at 202 ChRC (Children's Rehabilitation Center, 426 Church Street SE, on the Minneapolis campus). Offered once a semester.

    Dates and times:

    • Thursday, November 20 from 4:00 - 6:00pm

    Visit the Physical Therapy website, email ptquest@umn.edu or call 612-624-2662 for further details. RSVP requested.

  • Public Health (MPH) Information Sessions and Preview Days

    The School of Public Health is eager to share their knowledge and excitement for public health with you. They will assist you with the important decisions you will be making by hosting numerous events throughout the year for prospective students. More dates and registration information on SPH website.

    SPH Preview Day - dates and times:

    • Virtual Preview Day - Thurs, Oct 16 from 12:00 - 1:45pm
    • In Person Preview Day - Mon, Nov 10 at 1:00pm

    SPH Information Sessions - dates and times:

    • November 7
    • December 9

    All info sessions run from 5-6pm in room A301 Mayo Memorial Building. Please visit the School of Public Health website for further details and to register for these events.

  • Radiography (B.S. in Health Professions) (U of M Rochester)

    Radiography is the use of medical imaging to assess and assist in the treatment of injury and disease. The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) is an educational collaboration between the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) and Mayo School of Health Sciences.

    Academic coursework is coordinated with clinical rotations to optimize the learning experience. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota Rochester and a certificate in their chosen track from Mayo School of Health Sciences (tracks include: Respiratory Care, Echocardiography, Sonography, Radiography).

    Info Session Dates:

    All info sessions are held in the Health Careers Center (2-565 Moos Tower), on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Please visit the UMR website for further details about the program.

  • Respiratory Care (B.S. in Health Professions) (U of M Rochester)

    Respiratory Care is the assessment of cardiopulmonary systems to treat and monitor hear and lung problems. The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) is an educational collaboration between the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) and Mayo School of Health Sciences.

    Academic coursework is coordinated with clinical rotations to optimize the learning experience. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota Rochester and a certificate in their chosen track from Mayo School of Health Sciences (tracks include: Respiratory Care, Echocardiography, Sonography, Radiography).

    Info Session Dates:

    All info sessions are held in the Health Careers Center (2-565 Moos Tower), on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Please visit the UMR website for further details about the program.

  • Scientific and Technical Communication

    Scientific and technical communicators work with physicians, scientists, researchers, engineers, and other experts to gather information about a product or service. They then transform complex information into language that audiences can understand for use in brochures, web sites, online documentation, multimedia, or videos. Attend a session to learn more about Scientific and Technical Communication. To learn more about this major, see their website: http://writingstudies.umn.edu/ugrad/

  • Sonography (B.S. in Health Professions) (U of M Rochester)

    Sonography is the use of ultrasound to diagnose, monitor, and treat medical conditions.The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) is an educational collaboration between the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) and Mayo School of Health Sciences.

    Academic coursework is coordinated with clinical rotations to optimize the learning experience. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota Rochester and a certificate in their chosen track from Mayo School of Health Sciences (tracks include: Respiratory Care, Echocardiography, Sonography, Radiography).

    Info Session Dates:

    All info sessions are held in the Health Careers Center (2-565 Moos Tower), on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Please visit the UMR website for further details about the program.

  • Veterinary Medicine

    Information Sessions and Tours
    An information seminar designed for prospective students, including a tour of the Veterinary Medical Center, is held once a month from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. This session is intended for any prospective student, including high school students, college students, and those looking to return to school or change careers. Please call 612-624-4747, to register for an upcoming session.

    More information can be found on the College of Veterinary Medicine website.

Workshops

Use these workshops to help you put your best foot forward as you prepare to apply to a health professional program.

Events

Check out these campus-wide events relating to health and health careers!

  • Health Careers Fair

    • Thinking about a career in a health profession?
    • Wondering about the options for education in the medical and health fields?

    Explore academic pathways to your future...starting today. Check out the different University programs at this unique event, which brings health-related admissions departments together from the University and beyond, all at the same time, in one location.

    Mark your calendar now for the Health Careers Fair on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Don’t miss this once-a-year event!

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