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Pre-Health Professions Week & Graduate Fair at Florida Atlantic University

Join us for Pre-Health Professions Graduate Week! A number of activities will be offered throughout the week for FAU students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Admission representatives will be in attendance from health related graduate schools and programs. Students will have the opportunity to meet admission representative from medical schools, dental school, pharmacy schools, veterinary schools, physician assistant programs, public health programs, graduate programs and more.

The week will kick off with hands-on health workshops and activities, facilitated by pre-health clubs and organizations. In addition, the activities will include medical student panels,  the opportunity to engage with physicians and health professionals, as well as a workshop on joining domestic violence and the opioids crisis.  The week will wrap up with a Candlelight Vigil Ceremony. 

Pre-health Professions Day will take place Thursday, March 19 from noon to 3:30 p.m. on the Sanson Life Science Building (SC) East Patio on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The event is free and open to the public. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-Health Professions Day is an opportunity for FAU’s undergraduates, graduates and the community to talk personally with admission representatives from various health related graduate and professional programs. See below for more information and check out our Photo Album Here!

For more information please email preprof@fau.edu


Monday March 16th - 20th, 2020

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Additional Pre-Health Week Informational Sessions can be found below:

Monday, March 16th
3pm to 7pm Hands on Health Workshop & Activities

Tuesday, March 17th (GN 102)
6pm to 9pm Medical Student & Applicant Panel

Wednesday, March 18th (GN 101)
6pm to 9pm Physician & Health Professions Panel
4:00-4:30pm UHMS (University of Medicine and Health Sciences
4:30-5:00pm American University of the Caribbean MD

Thursday, March 19th (Sanson Science Patio)
1:00-1:30pm FAU(Exec. Master of Health Admin.)
1:30-2:00pm St Georges Univ. London Med Pro
2:00-2:30pm VCOM (Medicine, DO)
2:30-3:00pm UIW Feik School of Pharmacy
3:00-3:30pm Barry University (Podiatric Medicine)
3:00-3:30 UF College of Medicine

Friday, March 20th (319B)
9:00-9:30am LECOM
9:30-10:00am Trinity School of Medicine
10:00-10:30am Saba University (MD)
10:30-11:00am Uniformed Services University (F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine)
11:00-11:30am St Georges University (Medical Doctorate M.D.-Ph.D.)
11:30-12:00pm Palmer College of Chiropractic
12:00-12:30pm Sherman College of Chiropractic

Please check back for any time/location updates

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In association with the following Student Organizations

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Day 1 Hands-On Health Workshops

The Hands-On Health Workshop was an interactive session hosted by HOSA: Future Health Professionals and Blood Pressure Screening Association. During this activity, students were taught how to take a patient history and take blood pressure. This session introduces students to the basics of medicine necessary in any healthcare practitioner's daily routine. The purpose of this session was to give Florida Atlantic University students an overview of patient care. In addition, students were given the opportunity to learn more about other FAU student organizations and network with similar-minded students.

Day 2: Medical School Student Panel

The medical student panel presentation highlights FAU newly admitted students and alumni who are now in health professions programs such as medical, dental, PA, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The student panel discusses their undergraduate experience and the application process, interview process and first-year experience. Pre-health students were able to ask relatable questions from members of the panel. This year’s student panel consists of 17 medical students from different programs and universities.

Day 3: Physician & Health Professionals Panel

During the Physician & Health Professionals Panel, 16 professionals from a wide variety of careers, including medical, dental, veterinary, nursing, and physician assistant, spoke to students from Florida Atlantic University about their experiences in healthcare. The panelists not only spoke about their diverse upbringings and the obstacles in their lives leading up to their professional careers but also gave advice to students on how to overcome adversity and be good healthcare professional. "Never give up" was a common theme throughout the panel, which ultimately encouraged students to pursue their career of choice to its greatest extent. After the question and answer session, the panel was opened to questions from the audience, where students were able to ask more detailed and personalized questions.

Day 4: Pre-Health Professions Day

Pre-Health Professions and Graduate Day Fair takes place annually in the spring semester at Florida Atlantic University for students considering a health professions career. This year’s Pre-Health Professions Day Graduate School Fair consisted of 56 admission representatives from health-related graduate programs such as medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, etc. the representatives were able to meet with students and share valuable information and FAU students were able to network and ask valuable questions.

Day 5: Health Professions Workshops and Presentations

The morning from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, we continued with the informational sessions. Students were able to network and make connections with many health professions programs. Number of students in attendance 30-40

The final day of Pre-Health Professions week concluded of numerous activities coordinated by the student organizations with three awesome guest speakers from

Women in Distress and two of our very own physicians from the College of Medicine here at FAU. The workshops highlighted the domestic violence and the Opioids crisis facing South Florida and how this will affect future health care professionals.

The evening concluded with a Candlelight Vigil Ceremony led Mary Gorora, one of the founding members of AMSA, an FAU student organization. The candlelight vigil was in remembrance of those who have lost their lives or dealing with addiction and domestic violence

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