Pre-Health Professions Week 2019

The inaugural Pre-Health Professions Week, supported by a Career Grant from Miami's Career Center, brings a variety of healthcare-related events to the Oxford Campus. Pre-Health Week is intended not only to help our students develop and strengthen their applications, it is meant to help them build a connection between their time at Miami and their futures in healthcare. Over a four-day period we will be collaborating with student organizations, Miami alumni, and professionals throughout the region to offer health-care related professional and career development events, including skills workshops, a current professional school student panel, mock interviews, break-out sessions, a keynote speaker, and multiple networking opportunities.

April 3rd

Drop-In Advising (9am-4pm)

  • Mallory-Wilson Center in Pearson Hall

Student Organization Fair (12:00-5:00pm)

  • See what health, science, and service related student organizations might be the right fit. Tables will be in the Armstrong Student Center

Experiential Opportunities (5:00-6:00pm)

  • Career services will discuss the importance of extracurricular activities and how to select activities that students are passionate about in 209 Upham Hall

Ethics Workshop (7:00-8:00pm)

  • Introduction into bioethics and its application to healthcare by Dr. Facundo Alonzo, Department of Philosophy in 209 Upham Hall

April 4th

Drop-In Advising (9am-4pm)

  • Mallory-Wilson Center in Pearson Hall

Blood Drive (10am-4pm)

  • Armstrong Student Center - Meeting Room 1066

Pre-Health Reception with Current Professional Students (3:00-5:00pm)

  • An opportunity for pre-health students to meet and speak with current medical students in 221 Pearson Hall

Making Professional Connecrions (5:00-6:00pm)

  • Career services will discuss the reseources and techniques to jelp students connect with professionals and how to select activities that students are passionate about in 209 Upham Hall

Suture Workshop (limited to LLC and premedical scholars) (5:30-6:30pm)

  • Lead by current medical students in Stanton Hall

Current Medical and PA Student Panel (7:00-8:30pm)

  • Perspectives of current professional school students and the opportunity to ask questions during an open forum in 128 Pearson Hall

April 5th

Drop-In Advising (9am-4pm)

  • Mallory-Wilson Center in Pearson Hall

Mount St. Joseph PA and PT Program visit (11:30-5:30pm)

  • Visit with representatives from the PA and PT programs at Mount St. Joseph, transportation and lunch provided

Volunteering Fair (12-5pm)

  • Representatives from hospitals and nonprofits in the region will be in the Armstrong Student Center Atrium to recruit volunteers

Workshop on Communicating: Resumes and Interviews (5:00-6:00pm)

  • Important aspects of professional development, including networking, developing skills, and other ways to strengthen one’s application in 209 Upham Hall

Mock Interviews (1-5pm)

  • Professionals will meet with students in a professional setting for mock interviews

Networking Event with Current Miami Students and Alumni (6-8pm)

  • A reception bringing current pre-health students together with alumni and area professionals in the Marcum Center

April 6th

Break-out Session I (10am-10:45am) 

  • Being a Female in Healthcare
    Jess Walpole - OSU School of Medicine
    112 Pearson Hall
  • Alternative pathways in Medicine
    Dr. Mark Williams - Miami Valley Hospital
    116 Pearson Hall

Break-out Session II (10am-10:45am)

  • Ethics and Physician Error
    Dr. Amanda Lansell - UH Rainbow Babies
    112 Pearson Hall
  • Physican Burnout
    Dr. Seth Antosh - Dayton Children's Hospital
    116 Pearson Hall

Keynote Speaker (12-1pm)

  • Emerging Trends and the Future of Healthcare
    Dr. Richard Kuntz - Senior Vice President, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of Medtronic
    128 Pearson Hall

Faculty and students are all welcome to attend the keynote speaker

Pre-Health Week poster