FIRST YEAR HPP STUDENT ORIENTATION August 30, 2005. What is the HPP?. The Health Professions Program (HPP) is an advising program whose focus is to provide information and assistance to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. Contacts.
August 30, 2005
The Health Professions Program (HPP) is an
advising program whose focus is to provide
information and assistance to students who
are interested in pursuing a career in the
HPP Director: Amy L. Burkert, Ph.D.firstname.lastname@example.org (412) 268-8494 DH 1324
Program Assistants:May Simaan email@example.com Katya Malkin firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilda Diamond is the primary BME advisor.
Distribution of 2005-2006 Health Professions Program Students
1 Year General Chemistry with Laboratory
1 Year Organic Chemistry with Laboratory
1 Year Physics with Laboratory
1 Year English
Core Course Requirements for the Health Professions
Health Professions Placement Areas
Standardized Test Scores (MCAT, GRE, etc)
Exposure and Commitment to the Field
The Qualities of a “Perfect” Applicant
Breadth in your curriculum is desirable.
AP credit is not always accepted to fulfill requirements.
Taking required courses abroad or over the summer is not generally recommended.
Don’t overload or underload.
Read as much as you can.
Key Points to Consider EARLY in Your Undergraduate Career
Get to know your advisors and professors - they are a great resource and you will need letters for internships, grad school, med school or jobs.
Don’t be afraid to get the help you may need.
Get in involved but do so wisely.
Explore your interests to expand your knowledge and test your commitment.
Don’t be a typical “pre-med”.
Key Points to Consider EARLY in Your Undergraduate Career (continued)
DOCs is a student organization for those students who are interested in the Health Professions.
President: Sally Maikarfi
DOCs Web Site: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/~docs
Upcoming Event: DOCs Meeting 7:00 – 9:00 PM DH 2302
Academic support, networking opportunities, and peer mentoring for minority pre-health students.
President: Jonathan Perry
Dental Science Club at the University of Pittsburgh
Membership Fee $5
For More Info, Email
Peers helping peers – talk to your college community about health issues such as nutrition, stress, and sexuality.
Kristine M. Cecchetti, MPH, MPA