Events

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

Courses

TLC 199: Introduction to Health Professions

This course features guest speakers, readings, and class discussions that allow you to explore a variety of health fields, network with current health professionals, reflect on your interests and values, and learn ways to stand out in a competitive field. 1 credit. Instructor: Shasta Jennings

Workshops

Fall 2017

Pre-Nursing Basics

Tues. 10/17, 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, 10/23 – 10/27

Join us for a week-long career exploration event to gain insights into the nuances of distinct health careers. Each evening health professionals from the Eugene area will share inside views of particular fields and answer questions that can help you clarify your goals.

10/23, Mon, 5:00-6:00pm in GER 302 – Physical Therapy/Athletic Training
10/24, Tues, 6:00-7:00pm in 72 PLC – Public Health
10/25, Wed, 6:00-7:00pm in GER 302 – Physician Assistant/Nursing
10/26, Thur, 6:00-7:00pm in 72 PLC – Naturopathic Medicine/Dietetics
10/27, Fri, 6:00-7:00pm in GER 302 – Medicine DO/MD

Studying in the Sciences

Mon. 11/6, 1:00-1:50pm, EMU 023

Learn techniques to enrich your study routine and enhance your success in science courses.

A Quick View of the MCAT

Tues. 11/7, 5:00-5:50pm, 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

Wed. 11/15, 4:00-5:30pm, Knight Library Room 122 (Collaboration Center)

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

Tue. 11/28, 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 2018

Graduate Health Programs: Application Seminar

Sat. 1/13, 9:00am-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 15th. This is the only HPP event with a registration fee.

 

Pre-Nursing Basics

Tues. 1/23, 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.

The Final Step: Interviewing

Wed. 1/24, 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

Thur. 2/1, 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

Tue. 2/6, 5:00-5:50pm, 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.

Your Health Profession Admission Essay

Tue. 2/20, 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

Thur. 3/8, 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 2018

Pre-Nursing Basics

Thur. 4/19, 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

Tue. 4/24, 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

Tue. 5/1, 5:00-5:50pm, 72 PLC

If you are looking to apply to an MD or DO program 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

Wed. 5/9, 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

Tue. 5/15, 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

Wed. 5/30, 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 13th, 9:00am-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 15th. Lunch will be provided. This is the only HPP event with a registration fee. Please email mweiler@uoregon.edu if you have any questions.

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