2019 Health Professions Week!

February 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to February 23, 2019 - 5:00pm
UA Campus

Do you need help with writing your Personal Statement?  Thinking about a health profession but wish you could hear about different types of careers in health care?  Wondering what admissions committees are looking for when they accept applicants?  Looking for a volunteer opportunity?  Wishing you had the right health-related club to join?   You can find answers to all of these questions--and more!  

Health Professions week is full of opportunities (list of events below!) to learn more about health professions, professional training, how to prepare for applications.  These workshops and browse sessions are designed to help you stand out as an applicant.  RSVP today!

Student RSVP Directions:

  1. Go to RSVP Page.
  2. Log in with your WebAuth.
  3. Select Add RSVP middle of page
  4. Under "What Type of Appointment are You Seeking?" select "Pre-Health Workshop" from the menu.
  5. Click on "RSVP" next to  the event for which you want to register.

List of Health Professions Week Events (Expo Flyer):   

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Personal Statement Bootcamp Part 1

  • Modern Languages Room 311
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • The Personal Statement Boot Camp is a 2 part workshop designed to guide students applying for health professional programs through the process of writing effective essays. In Part 1, students will learn what to include in a personal statement.

Personal Statement Bootcamp Part 2

  • Modern Languages Room 311
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • This is Part 2 of the Personal Statement Bootcamp Workshop designed to guide students applying for health professional programs through the process of writing effective essays. Students are required to bring a personal statement they have written and will be revising it in the workshop.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Pizza with a Professional

  • Student Union, KIVA Auditorium
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm
  • Enjoy pizza as you hear from a panel of health care professionals talk about why they chose their careers and what advice they may have for you. Scheduled guests include a(n) Occupational Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Physician Assistant, Chiropractor, and a Podiatrist.

Learn about Ross University

  • Student Union, KIVA Auditorium
  • 3:00 – 3:30pm
  • Come learn about Ross University and the programs they have to offer! This international medical school is beautifully located in the Caribbean and has a lot to offer students!

Growth Year Activities Discussion

  • Student Union, KIVA Auditorium
  • 4:00 -4:50pm
  • Are you considering taking a growth year and waiting before going into a heath professional program? Learn about possible options that you could do that will strengthen your application, resume, and skills.

Mix and Mingle Event

  • Student Union, Santa Rita Room
  • 6:30 – 8:00pm
  • Students are invited to network with several current healthcare professionals. Desserts and refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

UA Health Professions Admissions Panel

  • Student Union, KIVA Auditorium
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Learn from UA Admissions personnel how to be the kind of applicant they want. Speak with UA College of Medicine Phoenix, UA College of Medicine Tucson, Nursing, Public Health, and Pharmacy.

2019 Health Professions Expo

  • Student Union, Grand Ballroom
  • 12:00 – 4:00pm
  • Meet with health professional schools across the country! Discover new programs, talk with admission representatives, and learn about different program requirements. You can also learn about Tucson volunteer opportunities and pre-health clubs on UA campus.

Self-Care 101

  • Student Union, Tucson Room
  • 12:00 – 3:00pm
  • Being a pre-health student is hard! Remember to always take time to yourself and de-stress. This room is designed to help you take a break. Learn how to be mindful, mediate, and/or be kind to yourself. Coloring sheets also available to help you relax! There are also therapy dogs outside!

MCAT Discussion

  • Student Union, Santa Rita Room
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm
  • Learn about the MCAT from a qualified MCAT Think Tank tutor. Learn about all the different information you need to know and how to best study and prepare for the exam.

Personal Statement Review

  • Student Union, Rincon Room
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm
  • Come get feedback on your personal statement from the people who review them! If you bring a draft of your personal essay, an admission representative will sit down and look over it with you.

Out of State Admissions Panel

  • Student Union, Santa Rita Room
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm
  • Talk with admission representatives from all across the country! You will learn what they are looking for in applicants and how to best improve your resume. They will offer suggestions and tips and how to strengthen your application.

Do What You Love, Love What You Do Presentation

  • Student Union, KIVA Auditorium
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • Free Pizza
  • Learn how to find a life-long career that you love! Don’t be afraid to follow your passions and fulfill your health professional dreams. Presented by the chiropractor Dr. Scheiner.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

AMCAS Application Review

  • Education Building Room 353
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • If you are applying to medical schools this upcoming application cycle, this is the right event for you! Walkthrough the AMCAS application with pre-health advisors and learn about the sections that you will be required to fill out. Discover wat information you will need to have access to when you begin the application process.

Interview Techniques

  • Modern Languages Room 205
  • 6:00 – 6:30pm
  • Learn tips and tricks on how to be confident during interviews. Presented by the Pre-Health Ambassadors. 

Learn about Trinity School of Medicine

  • Modern Languages Room 205
  • 7:00 – 7:30pm
  • Learn all what Trinity has to offer! This school is located in the beautiful Caribbean and can help you achieve your dreams of becoming a physician.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

How to Obtain Research

  • SUMC Santa Cruz Room
  • 2:00 – 2:30pm
  • Are you interested in research but don’t know where to talk? Learn from current student about how to get engaged in labs on campus! Presented by the Pre-Health Ambassadors.


Friday, February 22, 2019

Red Cross Blood Drive

  • Campus Health, Meder Conference Room
  • 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Make an appointment in advance! Sign up online using this link! Or go to redcrossblood.org and search the word “letters
  • Give the gift of life! Donate 45 minutes of your time and donate your blood to the American Red Cross. Juice and Cookies will be provided after your donation. Beforehand, it is recommended to eat plenty of iron-rich foods, avoid fatty foods, avoid caffeinated beverages, get 8 hours of sleep, and drink extra water.
  • You can view the eligibility requirements online and read what to do before, during, and after your donation.

Gaining Extracurriculars and Letters of Recommendation

  • SUMC Santa Cruz Room
  • 2:30 – 3:00pm
  • Learn how to become more involved in the community! Find out which organizations to volunteer at and how to gain clinical experience. You can also learn how to connect with professionals to hopefully earn letters of recommendations from them. Presented by the Pre-Health Ambassadors.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Mock MCAT Exam

  • Event is limited 20 people. First-come, first-served. Register through eSMS (link above).
  • 8am – 5pm
  • This event is designed for students to practice their MCAT skills! Thanks to our collaboration with Think Tank, 20 lucky students will be able to take a practice MCAT.
  • Restricted to Juniors and Seniors.