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Virtual Drop In Sessions - Summer 2020

During this time when we are operating remotely, we are trying to find new ways to be available to answer student questions. Throughout Summer 2020, we will have a series of virtual drop in sessions that will take place on Zoom. There will be a few different PHSRC staff present for each session. Drop in anytime during the timeframe, stay for 2 minutes or 20 minutes, however long it takes to talk through your question(s). Students are welcome to ask their questions openly, or chat them to the PHSRC staff who are facilitating.

If multiple students join the session, we hope that will be a great opportunity to get to know other pre-health students and ask everyone to create a respectful and inclusive environment for conversation. 

Summer Virtual Drop-In Schedule - Zoom Links Included

Tuesday, June 2 from 12:00 - 2:00pm - Join Here 
Meeting ID: 965 1214 2296, Password: e0bbrC

Thursday, June 4 from 9:00am - 11:00am - Join Here
Meeting ID: 988 6764 2988, Password: 31Y2H3

Monday, June 8 from 2:00 - 4:00pm - Join Here 
Meeting ID: 995 3118 0130, Password: eY401t

Wednesday, June 10 from 1:00 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, June 16 from 10:30 - 12:30pm
Thursday, June 18 from 1:30 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, June 23 from 1:00 - 3:00pm
Monday, June 29 from 9:00 - 11:00am
Wednesday, July 1 from 12:00 - 2:00pm


Pre-Health Student Resource Center - Workshops & Trainings

The Pre-Health Student Resource Center hosts several events throughout the year for students interest in applying to a professional health progam. Click on the tabs below to view more information. 

Interviewing Prep In-Person Workshop

Interviewing Prep In-Person Workshop

The Pre-Health Student Resource Center will be hosting Interview Prep workshops this fall. These workshops are intended for students who are preparing for interviews fall 2019 and spring 2020. There are two workshop options.

Multiple Mini Interview + Mock MMI: This workshop covers the MMI structure and strategies for preparation, and includes practice at several MMI stations. It is intended for applicants to programs that use MMI style interviewing.

Traditional and MMI Overview: This workshop includes a review of common questions asked in a traditional interview, describes behavioral-based and CASPer interview question types, and touches on the basics of the MMI. It covers strategies for preparing responses, interview practice, and more! Intended for applicants to any health program.

RSVP is required and space is limited.

Fall 2020 dates TBD

APP JAM

APP JAM

This jam session will give students a chance to work on their application for a health professional programs in one of the central application services (AMCAS, PharmCAS, etc.), while getting guidance and support from their fellow students and Pre-Health Student Resource Center counselors. 

APP JAM 2020 will be taking place virtually on Wednesday, May 20 from 2:00 - 4:00pm.

Zoom Link

Students can drop into the Zoom room anytime from 2:00 - 4:00pm and talk with PHSRC counselors and other students who are preparing their applications for this season. 

 

 

Transfer Student Workshops

Transfer Student Workshops

The Pre-Health Student Resource Center is hosting workshops for transfer students who are pre-health (someone who is planning to apply to a health degree program such as medical school, pharmacy, etc.). Workshops will include time to start building your health program action plan, talk about important steps in the application timeline, and help students prioritize next steps.

These sessions will take place in 2-565 Moos Tower (Pre-Health Student Resource Center). 

Fall 2020 dates TBD

Health Science Schools & Colleges: Information Sessions 

Learn more about a specific program through these information sessions offered throughout the year by admissions staff from each of the programs. Click on the name of a program to open up the list of information session dates and times.

Dental Hygiene (BS) & Dental Therapy (MDT)

Dental Hygiene (BS) & Dental Therapy (MDT)

New Applicants:
Learn about the School of Dentistry's Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) and the Master of Dental Therapy (BSDH/MDT) dual-degree programs! Sessions include information the application process, career information, how to be a qualified applicant, and a tour of the dental school from a current student. It will also include an opportunity to meet with an admissions staff member to learn of additional opportunities within the School of Dentistry and request an individual appointment.
 
Upcoming Dates & Times for Virtual Info Sessions:

  • Tuesday, June 5 from 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 10 from 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 22 from 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Thursday, September 27 from 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Thursday, October 11 from 11:30am-1:00pm

Register Here
 
DH/DT Re-applicants:
Students who plan to re-apply to the Dental Hygiene or Dental Therapy dual-degree program are welcome to request an individual advising session with staff from the Office of Admissions and Diversity. This one-hour appointment helps identify strengths and weaknesses within your past application(s) and provides insight on how present yourself as a strong candidate during the interview process. This session does not include a tour.
Sessions are offered year-round and are scheduled based on availability. Interested re-applicants are encouraged to reach out and request an appointment to:
 
Chris Held
Admissions Counselor
Office of Admissions and Diversity
School of Dentistry
Email: cheld@umn.edu
Phone: 612-624-4946

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

First Time Applicant Advising Session 
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 - 1 1/2 hours long. The sessions include: a presentation about the DDS application process and information on becoming a qualified candidate; a question and answer session; and a tour of the Dental School. You may wish to view the content of the presentation: File dds_admissions_presentation.pptx

The UMN DDS information session schedule is listed on their Preparing to Apply page, along with the link to register. 

 

Re-Applicant Workshop 
Connect with our Assistant Dean of Admissions and Diversity, Dr. Naty Lopez, to review what steps are required to become a competitive re-applicant to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Attendees will go through a self-review process and have the chance to receive individual feedback from admissions staff on their application. This is not an individual session and it does not include a tour. 

Health Services Management (BASc)

Health Services Management (BASc)

The University of Minnesota Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Management (HSM) program offers a well-rounded education with an emphasis on acquiring knowledge you can apply immediately. The health care industry provides career opportunities for students who want to make a contribution to the health of individuals and communities. Health services managers plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services.

Information session dates are currently being organized. Check out their website to see more information and sign-up for their newsletter!

Medical Laboratory Sciences (BS)

Medical Laboratory Sciences (BS)

The online Virtual First Step session is the recommended first step for everyone considering the Medical Laboratory Sciences program. In-person/on campus sessions are also available periodically throughout the year. 

Virtual First Step Session

Nursing (BSN)

Nursing (BSN)

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. The program is located both in the Twin Cities and Rochester.

Rochester: Students who transfer into the BSN program will be located in Rochester on the University of Minnesota-Rochester campus.
Twin Cities: Students who begin as part of the Freshman Nursing Guarantee program will be located on the Twin Cities campus.

Information Sessions are available for both the Freshman Nursing Guarantee program and the transfer process for the BSN program. Visit the School of Nursing website for more information and a schedule of upcoming sessions.

Medical School (MD)

Medical School (MD)

The U of M Medical School has in-person information sessions offered occasionally throughout the year. Look here for session dates and times.

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

Nursing (MN)

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.

Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Occupational Therapy (MOT)

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. 

Visit the Occupational Therapy prospective student page to get the latest information on information sessions or events for prospective students. 

To find out more about this program, call 877-334-2659, email cahpinfo@umn.edu.

Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician Assistant (PA)

The University of Minnesota does not have a PA program. However, the U of M is a great place to prepare for a Physician Assistant program! If you are interested in attending an PA program 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

St. Catherine University

Pharmacy (PharmD)

Pharmacy (PharmD)

To view upcoming UMN Doctor of Pharmacy events or to schedule an individualized appointment, check out their website below! 

PharmD Events

 

Physical Therapy (DPT) Summer Info Sessions

Physical Therapy (DPT) Summer Info Sessions

Learn about the opportunities in the field of physical therapy and the U of M program in physical therapy. 

Admissions staff will hold two 1-hour information sessions for prospective applicants during Summer 2020.

  • Friday, June 19; 3-4 p.m. 
  • Friday, Aug. 14; 3-4 p.m. 


Visit the Physical Therapy website for more informiaton and to RSVP.

Public Health (MPH) Information Sessions

Public Health (MPH) Information Sessions

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, including Information Sessions and SPH Preview Days. More dates and registration information on the School of Public Health "Visit Us" page.

 

Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

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 in the afternoon. 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, or go online to register for an upcoming session.

Individual appointments with a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine admissions team can also be arranged by calling 612-624-4747. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Unable to come in for an information session? Take the Virtual Tour of the College of Veterinary Medicine!

Learn about other events for prospective DVM students.