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

Spring 2021 Virtual Events:

We are thrilled to host a series of virtual events featuring our alumni. Please check out the CCPD Events page to sign-up and receive access to the link to join us. https://www.southwestern.edu/center-for-career-and-professional-development/events

Here are the different panels we have scheduled

Pre-Health Alumni Series Spring 2021

M.D./DO Panel: Wednesday, Jan 27th at 6 pm

PA panel: Wednesday, Feb 10th at 6 pm

PT/OT/DC Panel: Wednesday, February 17th at 6 pm

Current Med Students: Wednesday, February 24th at 6 pm 

Nurse/Pharmacy: Tuesday March 11th at 4 pm 

Dental Panel , March 24th at 6 pm.

 

 Ph.D., BioTech, Education Admin. Panel Friday, April 9th 12:30-1:30  

Vet and Public Health Panel-TBA (sometime in April)

Opportunities During COVID-19

As many of the traditional ways that students gain experience have been unavailable for almost a year and with other experiences going virtual, we (or our premeds?) need to be creative in identifying additional opportunities that are safe and meaningful. The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) have provided the following links:

List of Ideas:

https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vSZEMI_w2jDK5oH_nxnODReCJE_3G6ADLWK-nFGdLsctv_3e9lfdlwMGi2mv_I9H9j8dnFkjPtJdJpH/pub

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/

 

Applying to Medical School?

 New Veterinary School in Texas

Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine (TTU SVM) has received their Letter of Reasonable Assurance from the American Medical Association Council of Education, enabling it to officially accept veterinary students. TTU SVM becomes the second institution of veterinary medicine in the state of Texas and the eighteenth TMDSAS member institution. See the “How to Apply” tab for more information. 

Through Career Services: 

To sign up for any of these events please visit https://www.southwestern.edu/center-for-career-and-professional-development/events/ 

Look for the specific event and sign up through the link.

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, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m.

Saturday, February 20th 9 am -5 pm

Practice GRE by Princeton Review

Saturday, March 6th; 9 am-1:00 pm
Try out the graduate school entrance exam, the GRE, 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, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m.

Medical School Insider: The Interview

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

Wednesday, March 3rd 12:30-1:30

Spring 2021 Internship & Career Fair

Meet employers seeking to fill internship and full-time positions in a variety of industries during this virtual fair.

Thursday, March 4th; 11 am- 2:00 pm

 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 application process.
Wednesday, March 10th; 12:30-1:30

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