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Fall 2016

Pre-Nursing Basics

Tuesday 10/18, 4:00-4:50pm in 72 PLC

ASN, BSN, RN, NP . . . with so many degrees, specialties, and paths available, how will you decide which one is right for you? This workshop is designed to help you learn and compare options, reflect on your interests, and plan your next steps.

Explore Health Careers: A Week-long Series, 10/24 – 10/28

Join us for a week-long career exploration event to gain insights into the nuances of distinct health careers. Each evening a health professional from the Eugene area will share an insider’s view of a particular field and answer questions that can help you clarify your goals.

10/24, Mon, 6:30-7:20pm, 111 LIL, Physical Therapy
10/25, Tue, 6:00-6:50pm, 72 PLC, Public Health
10/26, Wed, 6:00-6:50pm, 72 PLC, Nursing
10/27, Thur, 6:00-6:50pm, 111 LIL, Physician Assistant
10/28, Fri, 6:00-6:50pm, 111 LIL, Medicine

Professional Connections

Tuesday 11/1, 5:00-5:50pm, 220 Hendricks

Shadowing and interviewing health professionals can help you explore career options and gain insider perspectives. But where do you start? In this workshop, hosted by the Career Center, we will discuss strategies for creating an elevator speech, conducting informational interviews, and finding and communicating with health professionals. Afterwards you will gain access to the Career Center’s exclusive Professional Network, where professionals are already committed and excited to connect with you.

The Inside Science Scoop

Monday 11/7, 1:00-1:50pm, EMU Mallard Room

Learn what other students identify as tools for success in the sciences. A student panel discusses common challenges and reveals strategies for improving study habits, managing time & stress, and pursuing graduate school goals.

A Quick View of the MCAT

Monday 11/7, 3:00-3:50pm, 72 PLC

If you’re bound for med school, you’re bound for the MCAT. Learn what the test covers, what role it plays in the admissions process, and how you can prepare to earn a competitive score.

The Final Step: Interviewing

Thursday 11/17, 4:00-5:30pm, 72 PLC

The interview is one of the most important selection factors in the graduate school admission process, so preparing is essential. We will discuss interview formats, question types, preparation strategies, and communication techniques.

UO Health-Related Scholarships: Application Preparation

Tuesday 11/29, 5:00-5:50pm, 72 PLC

Did you know that UO offers scholarships specifically for students pursuing health careers? Learn firsthand from a scholarship reviewer and a representative from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships how to create a strong application, including tips for managing deadlines, requesting reference letters, answering essay prompts, and reflecting on past experiences. For complete scholarship descriptions, refer to our website.

 

Winter 2017

Graduate Health Programs: Application Seminar

Sat. 1/14, 8:30am-1:30pm, location TBD

If you plan to apply to a health-related graduate program this year, mark your calendar! This half-day seminar provides information and tools needed to start on the path toward developing a strong, well-rounded application. Sessions address central application services, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and more. Lunch will be provided. Stop by 68 PLC to submit the registration form, along with $15, by Friday, December 16th. This is the only HPP event with a registration fee. Event details here.

Pre-Nursing Basics

Tuesday 1/24, 3:00-3:50pm in 72 PLC

ASN, BSN, RN, NP . . . with so many degrees, specialties, and paths available, how will you decide which one is right for you? This workshop is designed to help you learn and compare options, reflect on your interests, and plan your next steps.

The Final Step: Interviewing

Wednesday 1/25, 5:00-6:30pm, 72 PLC

The interview is one of the most important selection factors in the graduate school admission process, so preparing is essential. We will discuss interview formats, question types, preparation strategies, and communication techniques.

Beyond the Classroom: A Student Panel

Thursday 2/2, 5:00-5:50pm, 72 PLC

Volunteering, joining student organizations, researching, shadowing, studying abroad—all can be meaningful, rewarding experiences. But how do you find these experiences, and why are they important? Gain fresh ideas and inspiration from students who have engaged in a variety of enriching opportunities and discovered unexpected connections to their professional goals.

Bridging the Gap: Making the Most of a Gap Year

Tuesday 2/7, 3:00-3:50pm, 72 PLC

The application process for health-related graduate programs can be extensive, sometimes taking a year to complete. You may find yourself having a “gap year” between finishing your undergraduate degree and starting a graduate program. We will discuss gap year pros, cons, strategies, and options for a meaningful experience.

Getting Accepted: The Holistic Review

Thursday 2/16, 5:00-5:50pm, 72 PLC

It’s not just about GPA and test scores. Health-related graduate programs consider a variety of factors when selecting applicants for admission. Come learn about the many qualities schools seek in a strong, well-rounded application.

Your Health Profession Admission Essay

Tuesday 2/21, 4:00-4:50pm, 72 PLC

Sometimes the hardest part of an essay is simply getting started. Jumpstart your writing process by learning what admissions committees want to read and trying out various brainstorming techniques. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be ready to draft!

MMI Workshop and Practice Session

Thursday 3/9, 4:00-6:00pm, 72 PLC

Many health profession programs have adjusted their interview format: the multiple mini interview (MMI) consists of a series of short questions and scenarios, each with a different interviewer. Join this workshop to learn about MMI format, expectations, and strategies. Then put your reasoning and communication skills to the test in a mock MMI! Please email jvanwyk@uoregon.edu to register; spaces may fill quickly!

 

Spring 2017

Pre-Nursing Basics

Thursday 4/20, 4:00-4:50pm in 72 PLC

ASN, BSN, RN, NP . . . with so many degrees, specialties, and paths available, how will you decide which one is right for you? This workshop is designed to help you learn and compare options, reflect on your interests, and plan your next steps.

Your Health Profession Admission Essay

Tuesday 4/25, 5:00-5:50pm, 72 PLC

Sometimes the hardest part of an essay is simply getting started. Jumpstart your writing process by learning what admissions committees want to read and trying out various brainstorming techniques. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be ready to draft!

Last-Minute Tips for Med School Applications

Tuesday 5/2, 3:00-3:50pm, 72 PLC

If you are pursuing an MD or DO degree and weren’t able to attend the Application Seminar in January, join us for this overview of the application process and the centralized application services.

Understanding the Cost: How to Fund a Health Graduate Program

Wednesday 5/10, 4:00-4:50pm, 72 PLC

Don’t let the cost of preparing for a health profession stand in your way. Come learn about a variety of ways to fund an advanced degree. From scholarships to repayment plans, the options are important considerations in your planning process.

GPA Analysis: Cracking the Code

Tuesday 5/16, 5:00-5:50pm, 72 PLC

Sure, you already know that your GPA is important for gaining admission to graduate school. But programs evaluate far more than a few digits. Come to this workshop for the inside scoop on deciphering transcripts, calculating GPAs, and assessing academic preparation. Knowing the code can help you make strategic decisions when crafting your own academic plan.

MMI Workshop and Practice Session

Wednesday 5/31, 4:00-6:00pm, 72 PLC

Many health profession programs have adjusted their interview format: the multiple mini interview (MMI) consists of a series of short questions and scenarios, each with a different interviewer. Join this workshop to learn about MMI format, expectations, and strategies. Then put your reasoning and communication skills to the test in a mock MMI! Please email jvanwyk@uoregon.edu to register; spaces may fill quickly!

Graduate Health Programs: Application Seminar

Saturday January 14th, 8:30am-1:30pm

If you plan to apply to a health-related graduate program this year, mark your calendar! This half-day seminar provides information and tools needed to start on the path toward developing a strong, well-rounded application. Sessions address central application services, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and more.

The seminar is open to all current and graduated UO students with health career interests. To register, stop by 68 PLC to submit the registration form, along with $15, by Friday, December 16th. Lunch will be provided. This is the only HPP event with a registration fee. Please email mweiler@uoregon.edu if you have any questions. Register now!

Seminar Agenda:

8:30   Check-In
9:00   Welcome
9:20   Applying to graduate programs: Using the central application services
10:30  Obtaining letters of recommendation: Suggestions from faculty members’ perspectives
11:30   Writing an effective personal statement
12:30   Lunch and student panel: Student panel of current applicants and UO graduates in health graduate programs