Events

We offer courses for credit, workshops, and information sessions throughout the academic year. Learn more and connect with one of our advisors.

Workshops

Fall 2019

Please let us know you’re planning to attend, RSVP below.

Meet & Greet

10/23, Wed, 5:00-6:30pm, Location TBD

Join us for fun and food, along with the opportunity to meet your Healthy Communities Flight Path Advisors, connect with UO health-related student organizations, explore Eugene volunteer opportunities, and get to know other Ducks pursuing health careers. RSVP here.

Pre-Nursing Basics

10/24, Thur, 4:00-4:50pm, TYKE 204

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. RSVP here.

Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Workshop and Practice Session

11/5, Tue, 4:00-6:00pm, TYKE 202

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! RSVP required.

A Quick View of the MCAT

11/12, Tue, 5:00-5:50pm, TYKE 204

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. RSVP here.

The Final Step: Interviewing

11/20, Wed, 4:00-5:30pm, TYKE 202

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. RSVP here.

UO Health-Related Scholarships: Application Preparation

12/3, Tue, 4:00-4:50pm, TYKE 202

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. RSVP here.

Winter 2020

Graduate Health Programs: Application Seminar

1/11, Sat, 8:30am-1:30pm, location TBD
Registration Deadline: 12/20

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. Registration required.

Shadowing

1/15, Wed, 4:00-4:50pm, Tykeson 204

Shadowing a health professional is essential for exploring career interests, showing graduate schools your commitment, and gaining knowledge about the field.  Come learn the who, what, when, where, why, and how of job shadowing. RSVP here.

Pre-Nursing Basics

1/21, Tue, 5:00-5:50pm, TYKE 202

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. RSVP here.

The Final Step: Interviewing

1/23, Thurs, 4:00-5:30pm, TYKE 204

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. RSVP here.

Bridging the Gap: Making the Most of a Gap Year

2/6, Thur, 5:00-5:50pm, TYKE 202

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 the pros, cons, strategies, and options for a meaningful gap year experience. RSVP here.

Write Your Best Health Profession Admissions Essay

2/18, Tue, 4:00-4:50pm, TYKE 202

Sometimes the hardest part of an essay is figuring out how to answer the application question. Come ready to learn about various brainstorming techniques. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be ready to start! RSVP here.

Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Workshop and Practice Session

3/4, Wed, 4:00-6:00pm, TYKE 202

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! RSVP Required.

Spring 2020

Spring term workshops will be held remotely through Zoom. Please RSVP below. You will receive an email with instructions about how to join the Zoom meeting. Students can download Zoom here.

Start Your Personal Statement Now!

4/7, Tue, 5:00-7:00pm
This workshop will be held through Zoom

Are you ready to start writing your personal statement? We’ve set aside two hours just for you! We’ll start with a 20 minute presentation about reflective writing. Then we’ll provide time for you to write, and get feedback and support from HPP advisors along the way. RSVP here.

 

Pre-Nursing Basics

4/15, Wed, 4:00-4:50pm
This workshop will be held through Zoom

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. RSVP here.

GPA Analysis: Cracking the Code

5/12, Tue, 4:00-4:50pm, Location TBD

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.

Graduate Health Programs: Application Seminar

Saturday January 11th, 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. Please Register by Friday, December 20th.  This is a free, catered event. If you find that you are unable to attend, please contact health@uoregon.edu so that we can plan accordingly.

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