Academic Health Center

Health Careers Center

Gustavus Adolphus College

Applying to a Health Professional Program?

Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota’s Health Careers Center have teamed up to offer you a series of interactive, online workshops aimed at helping you with applying to health professional programs at the University of Minnesota or anywhere else in the country. The workshops include:

Personal Statements for a Health Program                   --> Register and start now!       
Interviewing for a Health Program                                --> Register and start now!
Planning for Medical School                                         --> Register and start now!

Each of these workshops can be done on your own time, at your own pace. You can access them 24/7/365. They are interactive and will ask you to do some work along the way, such as creating a medical school action plan or writing a draft of your personal statement.

Registration Note:

The first time you register, click on 'create a new guest account' to get a U of M UserID and password. The next time you sign up for Health Career Center online workshops, use this new UserID and password to register.

Returning Users Log in (after registration):

Once registered via the links above, you will then access your workshops via the MyU Portal page. Log in at the MyU Portal page with your user name and password. After logging in, click on the "My Courses" tab, then click on the "Active" tab, to view the Moodle links to your workshops.

Contact the Health Careers Center with any questions regarding accessing this workshop after initial registration.

Regarding Browser Use:

You will need to use Firefox or Internet Explorer to complete your registration. At this time, Google Chrome and Safari will not allow you to complete your registration. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Follow-up Appointments

After working through the content on either or all of the online workshops it is up to you if you would like to receive an in-person review and counseling session.

To schedule an appointment with a Gustavus Careers Center staff member for individualized feedback drop by the Career Center or call us at x7586 to schedule a time for review.  In person appointments can be made daily Monday - Friday, except college holidays.

Medical School Action Plan
Prior to your appointment be sure to drop-off or electronically send your action plan to the Career Center in advance of your meeting to Heather Banks (

Personal Statement Draft
You will need to submit your statement via email to the Career Center ( at least 3 business days prior to your scheduled appointment. Include the following details in your message:

    Major, year of school
    Program to which you are applying, including application deadline and statement criteria/guidelines
    Resume (optional)

InterviewStream Online Interview Review
Click on the InterviewStream logo on the Gustavus Career Center webpage. Create an account using your Gustavus email username and password. Complete Your Interview and notify the Careers Center. Within InterviewStream, go to "View Interview" and click on the "Send" button. Proceed to fill in the boxes that appear, using:

    Your name: Heather Banks
    Your email:
    Filling in the "message" box is optional

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