First-Gen Pre-Health Workshop Series

first gen pre-health workshop series

The Pre-Health Student Resource Center is excited to announce a new workshop series for the 2019-2020 academic year. The First-Gen Pre-Health Workshop Series is designed specifically for first-gen students who are interested in health professions. We especially hope to serve first year students, whether that is incoming freshman or transfer students. However, the workshops will be open to any student who identifies as a first-generation college student. 

Some workshops have RSVP links, which can be found in the accordian boxes below.

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Schedule of Workshops & Related Events


Open House - Sept 25

Open House - Sept 25

PHSRC Meet & Greet 

Wednesday, Sept 25
1:00 - 4:00pm

2-565 Moos Tower

Stop by and meet the counselors and staff in the Pre-Health Student Resource Center. Learn about the variety of ways the PSHRC supports pre-health students across the entire campus, and ask any questions you might have. Learn about the rest of the workshop series planned for this year. Enjoy some refreshments!

Prepare for the Health Careers Fair - Oct 8

Prepare for the Health Careers Fair - Oct 8

Prepare for the Health Careers Fair

Tuesday, October 8
12:15 - 1:45pm

2-565 Moos Tower

An introduction on what the Health Careers Fair is, what programs and organizations will be there, why it's important to start networking, and how to prepare to get the most out of the experience. 

The goals of this workshop include: providing students a chance to practice networking skills, introducing social network mapping and the value of building a strong professional network, increasing students' comfort and confidence going into a career fair setting, helping students strategize about how to use their time wisely at the Health Careers Fair. 

*Lunch will be served

Register Here 

National First-Gen Celebration - Nov 8

National First-Gen Celebration - Nov 8

National First-Gen Day of Celebration

Friday, November 8
All Day!
2-565 Moos Tower 

Stop by the PHSRC for snacks and celebration!

Introduction to Action Planning & Application Overview - Nov 14

Introduction to Action Planning & Application Overview - Nov 14

Intoduction to Action Planning & Application Overview 

Thursday, November 14th
4:00pm to 6:00pm
2-565 Moos Tower

Come learn about the Health Program Action Plan tool that helps you get organized and coached on your road to the application to a health professional program of your choice! Also, hear from current first-gen students in the various health programs at UMN about "What They Wish They Knew Before" to help you prepare for your program. 

*Refreshments will be provided!

Register Here 


Spring 2020 dates are TBD, but the workshop topics will include:

  • Using the Strong Interest Inventory
  • Personal Statements & Interviews
  • Goal Setting for Next Year
  • Financial and Time Management
  • Other topics added as needed

Workshop dates for spring will be set by mid-October. 

This workshop series is supported by the First-Gen Institute Microgrant from the College of Education and Human Development. 

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is home to a significant first-generation student community, with 26.3% of undergraduates reporting that neither parent received a 4-year college degree. Systemwide, more than 1 in 4 (29%) enrolled undergraduate students are the first person in their family to seek a Bachelor's degree across five U of M campuses. Learn more about resources and support for first-gen students at the U.