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. 

The workshop dates are set for Fall 2019, and will be finalized later for Spring 2020. Each event will have an RSVP link added, later in the summer. 

Sign up here to receive email updates and reminders to RSVP throughout the year. 

Schedule of Workshops & Related Events

Fall 2019 Events

PHSRC Meet & Greet 
Wednesday, Sept 25 from 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. 

Prepare for the Health Careers Fair
Tuesday, October 8 from 12:00 - 1:30pm
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. 

Health Careers Fair
Tuesday, October 15 from 12:00 - 3:00pm
Coffman Great Hall
After attending the workshop on Oct 8, make a plan to visit the HCF and talk with program reps, student groups, and community organizations. 

National First-Gen Day of Celebration
Friday, November 8
Stop by the PHSRC (2-565 Moos) for snacks and celebration!

Intro to Action Planning and Application Overview
Thursday, November 14 from 4:00 - 6:00pm
2-565 Moos Tower
Start to look ahead and get organized using the Health Program Action Plans from the PHSRC. 

Spring 2020

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
students laying in a circle

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.