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


Monday, May 11, 2020

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

To sign up for our event, please join us on Canvas:
https://canvas.fau.edu/enroll/ELB8NY

For a complete list of programs and university representatives please visit the Canvas website:
https://canvas.fau.edu/courses/85693

Download the Pre-Health Fair Sessions Schedule.


If you have any questions please contact us by email at prehealthweek@fau.edu  


Join us for the virtual Pre-Health Professions Graduate Fair! Admission representatives will be in attendance from health-related graduate schools and programs. Students will have the opportunity to meet admission representatives from medical schools, dental schools, pharmacy schools, veterinary schools, physician assistant programs, public health programs, graduate programs and more.

The event is free and open to FAU students. The Virtual Pre-Health Professions and Graduate Fair is an opportunity for FAU’s undergraduate and graduate students 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!


Online Personal Statement Workshop

This workshop will guide you through the beginning of the steps you need to write a personal statement that will help stand out, show your authenticity, and receive an interview with multiple schools. Click here to download flyer.

 

Download the Pre-Health Fair Sessions Schedule.


Alabama College of Medicine 
American University of Antigua 
American University of the Caribbean 
Barry University Columbia University 
Florida Atlantic University 
Florida International University
Larkin University 
Medical School for International Health 
Nova Southeastern University 
Saba University
Sherman College of Chiropractic
St. George University
Uniformed Services University
University of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Miami 
University of South Florida
The University of St. Augustine
University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech (VCOM)

For a complete list of schools visit the Canvas website:  https://canvas.fau.edu/courses/85693 .
The Canvas website will be live for students on May 6, 2020.
Click Here to Download Flyer!

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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