Pre-Health

News & Events

Read about all the health related events: information sessions, open houses, volunteer opportunities and opportunities to increase your medical knowledge. Also, read about what our students have been up to. 



 

Pre-Health News

Fall 2021 Information Sessions:

Mandatory Information Meeting for Applicants:                                     

If you are considering applying to medical/dental/veterinary school in this coming cycle (opens May 2022) for admission in the fall 2023 and want a committee letter/packet you need to attend this session. 

 Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021                                                                 Time: 12:30-1:30

Mandatory Workshop for Applicants:

This workshop is mandatory for all students considering applying to medical/dental/veterinary school in the coming cycle and want a committee letter. 

Date: Wednesday September 29, 2021                                                                Time: 12:30-1:30

Pre-Health Preview:

This information session is for first year students that are exploring medical, dental, veterinary school paths

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021                                                                        Time: 12;30-1:30

Pre-Health ‘Check-Up”

This sessions is for second year students to review the Pre-Health path to success. An opportunity for students to confirm they are on course to meet all the requirements to apply the following year.

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021                                                          Time: 12:30-1:30

Please check out the CCPD Events page to sign-up  https://www.southwestern.edu/center-for-career-and-professional-development/events

 Events Sponsored by Career Services

Writing Personal Statements

Writing Personal Statements

Learn to write compelling personal statements for graduate and professional school. Bring your laptop and begin workshopping your statement!

Location

McCombs Campus Center, Lynda Ballroom

Date & Time

September 27 - 12:30pm-1:30pm

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Healthcare Shadowing / Volunteering Opportunities Information Session

Healthcare Shadowing / Volunteering Opportunities Information Session

Learn about the opportunity to shadow at our local hospital during a 10-week rotational shadowing program, as well as local hospital volunteer opportunities and other possible shadowing opportunities. Applicants who attend this panel historically have done better in the competitive application process. Co-sponsored by the Center for Career & Professional Development and the Office of Internships.

Location

Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, 244

Date & Time

October 1 - 12:30pm-1:30pm

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Medical School Insider: The Application

Medical School Insider: The Application

Learn about the medical school application process from SU alumna Dr. Jennifer Peel and her colleague pediatrician Dr. Bob Nolan of UT Health San Antonio.

Location

Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, 147

Date & Time

October 8 - 12:30pm-1:30pm

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MCAT Strategy Session by Princeton Review

MCAT Strategy Session by Princeton Review

If you’re applying to medical school in the future, you’ll need to take the MCAT. Learn strategies for preparing for and succeeding on the exam and understand test structure, content, and scoring during this live online session. *Sign up by Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m.

Location

Virtual (sign up for link)

Date & Time

October 20 - 12:30pm-2:00pm

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Practice MCAT by Princeton Review

Practice MCAT by Princeton Review

Try out the medical school entrance exam, the MCAT, in a free, full-length, live online setting, courtesy of test-prep provider Princeton Review. Results available online after the exam (directions provided at event). *Sign up by Friday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m.

Location

Virtual (sign up for link)

Date & Time

October 30 - 9:00am-5:00pm

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Summer Programs

Summer Health Professions Eduction Programs (SHPEP)

Details about the program can be found at www.shpep.org.

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

 Summer Undergraduate Research Programs NAAHP page if you are interested in careers in medical research.

News Articles of Interest

https://www.statnews.com/2020/02/17/why-medical-school-should-start-at-age-28/

http://loyolaphoenix.com/2020/01/pre-med-students-across-the-u-s-increasingly-take-gap-years-before-medical-school/

 

 

Funded Internship Information Sessions

Tuesday, February 16th, 2:30-3:30 pm

Wednesday, March 3rd,  3:30-4:30 pm

Thursday, March 18th,  4-5 pm

Monday, March 29th, 12:30-1:30 pm

Tuesday, April 6th, 1-2 pm

Wednesday, April 14th, 2-3 pm

 

Opportunities:  

ScribeAmerica recruiting part-time and full-time medical scribes

Looking for a great post-grad position (or part-time position during school) in the healthcare industry? Consider working as a medical scribe. 

For more information please contact Kelyna Gannaway at kelyna.gannaway@scribeamerica.com;  858-248-6809

Williamson County Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer Opportunity

  • Promote and educate our community on safety, preparedness, and healthy lifestyles.
  • Receive hands-on training and volunteer with local partners
  • Obtain priority care in the event of a disaster
Any individual 18+ year old with an interest in keeping their community prepared fro an emergency is qualified to be in the WilcoMRC.  Volunteers support ongoing health efforts to strengthen the preparedness and resiliency of Williamson County. volunteers provide a variety of services to the community during an emergency situation, including distributing supplies, supporting family shelters and providing education. 
Individuals interested in joining the WilcoMRC can visit www.wcchd.org/about_us/volunteer
Training is free, no medical background necessary