UB Freshmen “Prehealth 101” Small Group Advising

*First-year prehealth students will receive an e-mail with directions on how to sign up. If you have not received the e-mail directions, please contact our main office.*

Thursday, February 282:00pm-3:00pm107 Capen
Wednesday, March 62:00pm-3:00pmTBA
Wednesday, March 273:30pm-4:30pm12 Capen
Monday, April 111:00am-12:00pm12 Capen
Tuesday, April 912:30pm-1:30pm112 Capen

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

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

Friday, February 2211:00am-12:00pm201A Capen
Thursday, March 284:00pm-5:00pm201A Capen
Tuesday, April 232:00pm-3:00pm107 Capen

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.

Writing the Personal Statement

Wednesday, February 64:00pm-5:30pm210 Student Union

Your personal statement for application to the professional health schools (medical, dental, veterinary, optometry) is required and an *important* piece of your total application. Learn the DOs and DON’Ts of writing an EFFECTIVE essay that reflects all you have to offer. Get an opportunity to read and critique samples of personal statements. A detailed handbook for reference will be distributed.

Prehealth Committee Student Information Meetings

Thursday, February 74:00pm-5:00pm145 A&F Student Union
Monday, February 114:00pm-5:00pm210 Student Union
Tuesday, February 123:30pm-4:30pm210 Student Union
Wednesday, February 205:30pm-6:30pm210 Student Union
Thursday, February 213:30pm-4:30pm145 A&F 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

Wednesday, April 173:30pm-5:00pm210 Student Union
Thursday, April 254:00pm-5:30pm145 A&F 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, and PA). A detailed handbook will be distributed describing your responsibilities, key deadlines, information regarding your personal statement, admissions tests, etc. Important information for ALL applicants!