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Welcome to the Introductory Pre-Health Seminar. September 5, 2012. Dr. Michael Samide Chemistry Mrs. Cathy Holland CHASE, JH153 . Welcome to the Introductory Pre-Health Seminar. My goal to help you become the best candidate possible through honest advising and quality programming .

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welcome to the introductory pre health seminar

Welcome to theIntroductory Pre-HealthSeminar

September 5, 2012

Dr. Michael Samide

Chemistry

Mrs. Cathy Holland

CHASE, JH153

welcome to the introductory pre health seminar1

Welcome to theIntroductory Pre-HealthSeminar

My goal to help you become the best candidate possible through honest advising and quality programming.

where am i
Where am I?
  • Gallahue Hall
  • Room 317
  • Mondays 1 to 3pm
before we begin
Before we begin…
  • Professionalism
    • E-mail
    • Conduct (classroom, etc)
    • Choices
  • Personality
    • Outgoing
    • Confident
    • Self-aware
    • Serious and dedicated

The

BIG

Question

the whole process
The whole process
  • Freshman/Sophomore year
    • Work hard in your classes
      • GPA is easy to destroy and hard to rebuild
    • Practice Realism
    • Volunteer/Shadow/Attend speakers
    • Start writing your personal statement
    • Act responsibly
  • Junior Year
    • Finish required course work
    • Continue to volunteer and shadow
    • Exam Preparation
    • Take entrance exams
    • Apply to your schools…summer!
  • Senior Year
    • Take challenging classes
    • Wait for and then immediately fill out secondary application
    • Interview
    • Wait…

Clinical exposure is a MUST

Schools have rescinded offers

what we do
What we do
  • Advising
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Entrance exam review
  • Skills workshops
  • Misc. health information
advising
Advising
  • We work in concert with your academic advisor to make sure that you have all of the requirements met for your professional school program
    • Easy for medical school
    • More requirements for dental, vet, optometry, and PT
    • Have advising “cheat sheets” for all students to use
medical school course requirements
Medical School Course Requirements
  • Chemistry
    • CH105-6
    • CH351-2
    • CH361
  • Biology
    • BI202-3
  • Physics
    • PH107-8
  • Psychology
    • SW250-PS
  • Sociology
    • SW200-SO
  • Math
    • Statistics – Some experience with stats
    • Calculus – Not a bad idea…

These are new…you will need them in 2015 for the MCAT

BI202-3 can be taken in the sophomore, junior, or senior year…unless you’re a bio major.

dental school course requirements
Dental School Course Requirements
  • Chemistry
    • CH105-6
    • CH351-2
    • CH361
  • Biology
    • BI201-2
  • Physics
    • PH107-8
  • Psychology
    • SW250-PS01
  • Math
    • Statistics – Some experience with stats
    • Calculus – Not a bad idea…
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • PX334 and PX335 or BI411 and BI307

BI201-2 can be taken in the sophomore, junior, or senior year…unless you’re a bio major.

veterinarian school course requirements
Veterinarian School Course Requirements
  • Chemistry
    • CH105-6
    • CH351-2
    • CH361 and CH462
  • Biology
    • BI201, 202, 203, 301, 320, 411, and 438
    • (so much bio, you should really be a bio major)
  • Physics
    • PH107-8
  • Math
    • MA162
    • MA106
  • Other
    • Animal Nutrition (through Purdue)
optometry school course requirements
Optometry School Course Requirements
  • Chemistry
    • CH105-6
    • CH351-2
    • CH361
  • Biology
    • BI202-3
    • BI438
  • Physics
    • PH107-8
  • Psychology
    • SW250-PS01
  • Math
    • MA106
    • MA162

BI201-2 can be taken in the sophomore, junior, or senior year…unless you’re a bio major.

physical therapy school course requirements
Physical Therapy School Course Requirements
  • Chemistry
    • CH105-6
  • Biology
    • BI201-2
  • Physics
    • PH107-8
  • Psychology
    • SW250-PS01
    • PS320
  • Math
    • MA106
    • MA162
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • PX334 and PX335

BI201-2 can be taken in the sophomore, junior, or senior year…unless you’re a bio major.

Requirements vary so check the PT school website or PTCAS

what you can do about coursework
What you can do about coursework
  • Get A’s the first time through
    • Really learn the material…the first time
    • No binge studying
    • Change the way you learn!!!!!
    • Read! Read! Read!
  • Participate and engage
    • Ask questions
    • Visit office hours
    • Go beyond the expectations

The

BIG

Question

personalized assessment
Personalized Assessment
  • During the 2nd semester of your sophomore year, you must meet individually with me!
  • We look at transcript
  • We talk about professional development
  • We make an assessment and prediction of your success.
  • This meeting is mandatory for all sophomores…so expect it.
professional mentoring program
Professional Mentoring Program
  • In the spring of your sophomore year, you are invited to a pre-health network reception.
  • Chance to chat with folks in your area.
  • Make connections, begin a professional relationship
  • Discuss current issues, plan to shadow, etc.
  • More info sent out next fall!!!
personalized advising
Personalized Advising
  • Office Hours Monday from 1 to 3pm
  • Specific questions answered
what we do1
What we do
  • Advising
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Entrance exam review
  • Skills workshops
  • Misc. health information
letters of recommendation
Letters of Recommendation
  • Develop an academic relationship with several faculty
    • 2 in science
    • 1 non-science
  • Approach faculty early spring of your Junior year.
  • Packet of information provided by you to the faculty member
  • Manage letters online
what we do2
What we do
  • Advising
  • Committee letters to schools
  • Entrance exam review
    • Junior year
    • Outsourced course on campus
  • Skills workshops
  • Misc. health information
what we do3
What we do
  • Advising
  • Committee letters to schools
  • Entrance exam review
  • Skills workshops
    • Interview skills
    • Personal statement polishing
  • Misc. health information
what we do4
What we do
  • Advising
  • Committee letters to schools
  • Entrance exam review
  • Skills workshops
  • Misc. health information
    • DC, MOT, etc.
    • Pre-health club???
    • Pre-dental club???
    • CHASE-sponsored panels and events
matriculation info
Matriculation Info
  • IU Medical School
    • GPA: 3.72 or higher
    • MCAT: 31 or higher
    • 328/3669 (8.9%)
    • Skilled in
      • Communication
      • Learning
      • Self-awareness/self-care
      • Moral and ethical judgment
      • Problem solving
      • Professionalism
  • IU Dental School
    • GPA: 3.6 or higher
    • DAT: 19s
    • 104/1619 (6.4%)
    • Skills necessary are:
      • Fine motor skills
      • Critical thinking
      • Behavioral
      • Communication
      • Professional
matriculation info1
Matriculation Info
  • Purdue Vet School
    • GPA: 3.6 or higher
    • GRE: 500V; 650Q; 600A
    • 70/659
    • Skills necessary are:
      • Routine work (variety)
      • Critical thinking
      • Behavioral
      • Communication
      • Life-long learning
      • Professional
  • IU Optometry School
    • GPA: 3.5 or higher
    • OAT: Acad. Ave = 336
    • 77/459
    • Skills necessary are:
      • Critical thinking
      • Behavioral
      • Communication
      • Business
      • Professional
matriculation info2
Matriculation Info
  • IU PT School
    • GPA: 3.8 or higher
    • GRE: competitive
    • 40 (very small!)
    • Skills necessary are:
      • Clinical work (40hrs)
      • Critical thinking
      • Behavioral
      • Communication
      • Medical Terminology
      • Professional
a couple of useful websites
A couple of useful websites
  • PT
    • http://www.ptcas.org/index.html
  • Med
    • www.aamc.org
  • Dent
    • www.adea.org
  • Opt
    • http://www.opt.indiana.edu/
  • Vet
    • http://www.vet.purdue.edu/prospective.html
reality check
Reality Check!
  • Are you qualified for a health profession?
    • Need strong science/math skills
    • Need drive and motivation and focus
    • Need to know how to study and delegate time
    • Need excellent communication skills
    • Need clinical experience
  • What else is out there?
    • Public health administration
    • PT/Opt/Dental Assistant programs
    • Nursing
    • Non-health care related fields
  • What can I do besides a health profession?
    • Anything you’re passionate about and qualified for
  • I’ve always wanted to be a doctor!
    • Many have said this and aren’t
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