Events

UB Freshmen “Prehealth 101” Small Group Advising

*First-year prehealth students will receive an e-mail with directions on how to sign up.*
Thursday, September 13
3:30-4:30 pm 12 Capen Hall
Wednesday, September 19
3:00-4:00 pm 12 Capen Hall
Tuesday, September 25
3:00-4:00 pm 12 Capen Hall
Monday, October 1
3:00-4:00 pm 107 Clemens
Monday, October 1
4:00-5:00 pm 107 Clemens
Wednesday, October 3
3:00-4:00 pm
12 Capen Hall
Tuesday, October 9
3:30-4:30 pm 12 Capen Hall
Thursday, October 11
3:00-4:00 pm
12 O’Brian Hall
Thursday, October 11
4:00-5:00 pm
12 O’Brian Hall
Friday, October 12
3:30-4:30 pm
209 O’Brian Hall
Tuesday, October 16
3:30-4:30 pm
12 Capen Hall
Wednesday, October 17
4:00-5:00 pm
12 O’Brian Hall
Friday, October 19
3:00-4:00 pm
12 Capen Hall
Tuesday, October 23
3:30-4:30 pm
12 Capen Hall
Wednesday, October 24
3:00-4:00 pm
209 O’Brian Hall
Wednesday, October 24 4:00-5:00 pm
209 O’Brian Hall
Tuesday, October 30
3:30-4:30 pm
12 Capen Hall
Monday, November 5
4:00-5:00 pm
107 O’Brian Hall
Wednesday, November 7
3:00-4:00 pm
12 Capen Hall
Tuesday, November 13
3:30-4:30 pm
12 Capen Hall

Each small group will have limited capacity. Signing up in advance of a preferred session is strongly recommended to secure your spot.

If you are unable to attend a session in Fall 2018, additional sessions will be offered in Spring 2019. Another option would be attend one of the “So You Want to be…” workshops. Please see the listing below for dates and times.

See Getting Started for more information about steps freshmen should be considering to prepare for admission to professional schools.

Prehealth 201 Informational Sessions for Sophomores

Thursday, September 27
5:00-6:00 pm 106 O’Brian Hall
Saturday, October 6
11:00 am-12:00 pm
106 O’Brian Hall
Monday, October 29
2:00-3:00 pm 280 Park Hall
Tuesday, November 6
1:00-2:00 pm 280 Park Hall
Wednesday, November 14
5:30-6:30 pm 106 O’Brian Hall

If you attended a Prehealth 101 session (or even if you did not) and are continuing to pursue your goal of a professional health career (e.g., medicine, dentistry, veterinary, etc.), attend this session to learn about all the unique considerations that prehealth sophomore students should be contemplating.  Topics such as study abroad, GPA patterns and trends, recommendation letters and more will be discussed.  Use the session as a way to “stay on track” toward your goals and see what aspects of your application need further development.

RSVP requested for Prehealth 201, but not required.

Prehealth Picnic

Saturday, September 15
1:30-3:30 pm South Lake Village

So You Want to be a Doctor, Dentist, Vet, Chiropractor, Optometrist, Podiatrist, or Physician’s Assistant?

Wednesday, September 12
4:00-5:00 pm 210 Student Union
Thursday, November 1
3:30-4:30 pm
210 Student Union

If you are a freshman, sophomore, or just beginning to think about applying to the professional health schools (e.g., medical school, vet school, dental school), come to this workshop to learn what you can be doing NOW to prepare. Learn how you can become a competitive applicant for admission to these schools by knowing the required courses, information about clinical experiences, recommendation letters, and admission tests. You also want to begin to reflect upon your personal characteristics and consider how these relate to being a health professional.

Interview Like a Pro for the Professional Health Schools

Tuesday, September 18
4:00-5:00 pm 210 Student Union

How you interview is an important part of the professional health school admission process. Learn strategies to interview like a “pro” from UB’s prehealth advisors and an interview specialist from Career Services. Hear from a panel of students who have successfully interviewed for admission to the professional health schools. *Come to the workshop “dressed for success”, as you would for an interview, as appropriate interview attire will be discussed!*

What Are Post-Bac Programs and What Do I Need to Know About Them?

Wednesday, October 10
4:00-5:00 pm 210 Student Union

As admission to the professional health schools (e.g. medicine, dentistry) becomes increasingly competitive, a greater number of applicants are enrolling in post-bac (post-baccalaureate) programs to help enhance their academic credentials. Consider attending this workshop to learn about the various types of post-bac programs that exist, how to research them, and subsequently make a truly informed decision about the various ways you can increase your credentials to be a competitive applicant.

Prehealth Committee Student Information Meetings

Thursday, October 25
4:00-5:00 pm 210 Student Union
Wednesday, November 7
4:00-5:00 pm
228 Student Union
Tuesday, November 13
3:30-4:30 pm 210 Student Union

The Prehealth Committee Student Meetings are designed to provide you with all you need to know for applying for a Prehealth Committee Letter and detail how the process will work. The application deadline is March 15, 2019, so be sure to attend one of these meetings to sign your intent card!

Preparing for Fall 2020 Application to the Professional Health Schools

Thursday, November 8
4:00-5:30 pm 210 Student Union

Are you ready to apply for admission for Fall of 2020? Do you know what you need to do to submit a complete and competitive application? The Prehealth Committee process? The timelines? Get an overview of the APPLICATION CYCLE for ALL (medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, vet). A detailed handbook will be distributed describing your responsibilities, key deadlines, information regarding your personal statement, admissions tests, etc. Important information for ALL applicants!

Tour of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Friday, October 5
3:00-5:00 pm JSMBS

Details for the tour will be announced via the prehealth e-mail list. The tour will be capped at 30 participants and an RSVP will be required. A waitlist will be kept for any additional students who would like to attend. If you are on the list to attend and then are not able to do so, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can give your spot to the next person on the waitlist.