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Dr. Diane Davis Ms. Marylane McGlinchey. What is the Health Professions Advising Program? (HPAP)  Director, Dr. Diane Davis  Advisors and support structure.

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1 Dr. Diane Davis Ms. Marylane McGlinchey

2 What is the Health Professions Advising Program? (HPAP)  Director, Dr. Diane Davis  Advisors and support structure  Maintain Website  Coordinate with academic departments  for questions  Mock interviews and debriefing for pre- med/dent/ and vet students  Conduct advising workshops

3 Why Talk to You Now?  To be sure you’re REALISTIC about your goals.  To give you the MINDSET needed to achieve your goals.  To suggest that you have at least one ALTERNATE PLAN plan if you don’t achieve your current goal  Careful selection of major for pre-professional students  For all, selection of courses that preserve as many options in health care as possible (pre-health core).  For all, suggestion that you explore other career options that are less commonly known and know their course requirements.

4 Establish your Class Standing  You determine your class standing for pre-health by the number of pre-requisites you have completed. You may be a junior, in your major, but a sophomore in your pre-health pursuit. For purpose of advising, you are a “sophomore” if  1. You plan on applying to the undergraduate majors Athletic Training, Medical Lab Science, Nursing or Respiratory Therapy this semester or in the spring so that you can start the professional phase in the fall of 2011 OR  2. You plan on entering a post-baccalaureate program in the fall of 2013.

5 Be Able to Answer the following Questions:  What health career are you interested in?  Why do you want to pursue this career?  Is there a “certain” undergraduate major that is required?  What pre-requisites are required to enter the post-graduate program?

6 After answering the questions above, consider the following:  Evaluate your cumulative GPA  Is your GPA realistically high enough now?  If not, why not? Is your major the right fit?  If not, what is your strategy for improvement?

7 After answering the questions above, consider the following:  Do you have exploration experiences?  Why should you explore your career choice?  What have you done so far? What plans do you have for next semester?  What summer experiences should you begin to investigate?

8 After answering the questions above, consider the following:  Have you considered all SU undergraduate majors related to health?  When and how do you apply for acceptance into these majors?

9 MajorApplication DateSelected Requirements Admission Decision Date Internships/ Clinical AssignmentsProgram Director Athletic Training Mid-November GPA >2.8 overall GPA >2.8 pre-reqs 100 observation hours End of fall semester Arranged by Salisbury University for qualified students Dr. Donna Ritenour Community Health Not applicableAll major courses C or betterNot applicable Students must find their own internships, but department must give final approval. Dr. Susan Muller Exercise Science Not applicableAll major courses C or betterNot applicable Students must find their own internships, but department must give final approval. Dr. Susan Muller Health Education Semester prior to methods classes- Must have 56 earned hours GPA >2.5 overall GPA >2.75 major courses Passing Praxis scores or equivalent June 15 for fall admission & January 15 for spring admission Arranged by Salisbury University for qualified students Dr. Susan Muller Medical Lab Science March 31 GPA >2.0 overall GPA >2.0 pre-reqs April 7 Arranged by Salisbury University for qualified students Johanna Laird Nursing First degree February 1 GPA >2.75 overall will be considered; GPA >3.0 recommended; Pre-req sciences-no more than one grade lower than a C Must take A2 admission exam March 10 Arranged by Salisbury University for qualified students Dr. Lisa Seldomridge Nursing Second degree December 10 GPA > 3.0 overall in 1 st degree Pre- reqs-Chem or Physics, A & P, Micro, Patho, Stats; must write brief essay re: professional goals, Also required- 2 references & interview. March 10 Arranged by Salisbury University for qualified students. Note that accelerated program extremely vigorous and outside employment not advised. Dr. Molly Parsons Respiratory Therapy February 1GPA >2.3 Rolling admissions until class is full Arranged by Salisbury University for qualified students Dr. Robert Joyner Social WorkEarly OctoberGPA >2.5 overall GPA >2.7 major courses End of fall semesterArranged by Salisbury University for qualified students Dr. Deborah Mathews (Brenda Jorden for info)

10 There are Other Health-Related Job Titles that You may want to Learn more about. Cytogeneticist Pathologist’s assistant Cytologist Molecular diagnostics Histology technologist

11 Job Titles continued….. Interested in patient contact? Consider…….. Registered dietician Physician’s assistant Occupational therapist Dental hygienist Nuclear medical technologist

12 Job Titles continued…. Other health related jobs. Consider…….. Industrial hygienist Environmental health Health Education/Community health educator Genetics counselor Epidemiologist

13 Pre-requisite courses for Health Professions Programs  We will provide generic recommendations today.  IMPORTANT! Check requirements at all the schools in which you’re interested.  Check back periodically; courses may not change often, but they can change.

14 Course Worksheet  Please fill in the following- with your grade, if class is completed OR with the semester you will be taking the course OR with an “X” if it’s not required for your profession  This sheet is to get the advising process started. Be sure to check individual school requirements.

15  Pre-medical/pre-dental/pre-osteopathy/pre-chiropractic minimum course recommendations  CHEM 121 AND 122: General Chemistry  CHEM 221 AND 222:Organic Chemistry  CHEM 417: Biochemistry (primarily dental)  BIOL 210 AND 213Intro Biology/Zoology  PHYS 121 AND 123:General Physics  BIOL 215 AND 216Anatomy &Phys often not req’d but helps  MATH 135 OR 140 OR 160 OR 201 College Algebra OR Applied Calculus OR Calculus (depends on school, on DAT but not MCAT)

16   Pre-pharmacy minimum course recommendations-  CHEM 121 AND 122: General Chemistry  CHEM 221 AND 222:Organic Chemistry  CHEM 417*: Biochemistry*  BIOL 101 OR 210*:General Biology*  BIOL 211 Microbiology,  BIOL 215 AND 216:Anatomy & Physiology  PHYS 121 AND 123:General Physics  CMAT 100Fundamentals of Communication  ECON 211Microeconomics  MATH 155 AND 160 OR 201  Statistics AND Applied Calculus OR Calculus  * CHECK YOUR TARGET SCHOOLS TO SEE IF A FULL YEAR OF BIOLOGY AND/OR BIOCHEMISTRY IS REQUIRED. Many pharmacy schools have dropped biochemistry as a requirement.

17  Pre-veterinary minimum course recommendations  CHEM 121 AND 122: General Chemistry  CHEM 221 AND 222:Organic Chemistry  CHEM 417:Biochemistry  BIOL 210 AND 213: Biology/Zoology  PHYS 121 AND 123:General Physics  MATH 155Statistics  MATH 140 AND 160 OR 201: College Algebra AND Applied Calculus OR Calculus (depends on school)

18  Pre-optometry minimum course recommendations  CHEM 121 AND 122: General Chemistry  CHEM 221 AND 222: Organic Chemistry  BIOL 210 AND 213:Intro Biology/Zoology  PSYC 101:General Psychology  BIOL 211 Microbiology  BIOL 215 AND 216:Anatomy & Physiology  PHYS 121 AND 123:General Physics  MATH 155 AND 160 OR 201 Statistics AND Applied Calculus OR Calculus (depends on school)

19  Pre-physical therapy minimum course recommendations- considerable variability between schools- CHECK!  CHEM 121 AND 122: General Chemistry  BIOL 101 OR 210:General Biology  BIOL 215 AND 216:Anatomy & Phys  PHYS 121 AND 123:General Physics  MATH 140 :College Algebra/Trig  MATH 155: Statistics  BIOL 211:Microbiology (UMES)  PSYC 101 AND 300:General AND Developmental Psychology

20  Pre-physician assistant minimum course recommendations  CHEM 121 AND 122: General Chemistry  CHEM 221:Organic Chemistry 1  BIOL 211 Microbiology  BIOL 215 AND 216:Anatomy and Physiology  PHYS 121:General Physics 1  MATH 155:Statistics  PSYC 101 AND 300:General & Developmental Psych  Recommended major(s):Depends on school –  Schools that don’t require clinical hours: any major but school pre- requisites must be met.  Schools that do require clinical hours: SU Majors that include clinical hours are nursing, respiratory therapy, clinical lab science, exercise science, athletic training and social work. School pre-requisites must be met and may not be included in those majors. Otherwise, students can major in anything and get clinical hours outside of SU (EMT, CNA, etc.)

21 Important Things to Remember (www.salisbury.edu/henson/hpap)  Check the HPAP website for all upcoming events, workshops, special advising sessions and health profession program recruiter visits. It is your responsibility to make sure that you meet all the requirements for health profession program admission. Please make use of all the resources available through HPAP.


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