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1 Welcome to the Introductory Pre-Health Seminar Dr. Michael Samide Chemistry Mrs. Cathy Holland CHASE, JH153 September 5, 2012

2 Welcome to the Introductory Pre-Health Seminar My goalto help you become the best candidate possible through honest advising and quality programming.

3 Welcome to the Introductory Pre-Health Seminar

4 Where am I? Gallahue Hall Room 317 Fridays 1 to 3pm

5 Before we begin… Professionalism – –Conduct (classroom, etc) –Choices –Hygiene Personality –Outgoing –Confident –Self-aware –Serious and dedicated The BIG Question

6 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for and then immediately fill out secondary application –Interview –Wait… Clinical exposure is a MUST Schools have rescinded offers

7 What we do Advising Letters of Recommendation Entrance exam review Skills workshops Misc. health information

8 Advising I 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 and academic advisors to use

9 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 for the MCAT after Med schools also REQUIRE them. BI202-3 can be taken in the sophomore, junior, or senior year…unless you’re a bio major. This is currently a chemistry minor

10 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.

11 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)

12 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.

13 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

14 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

15 Personalized Assessment During the 2 nd 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.

16 Professional Mentoring Program In 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!!!

17 Personalized Advising Office Hours Friday from 1 to 3pm Specific questions answered

18 A time for Questions

19 What we do Advising Letters of Recommendation Entrance exam review Skills workshops Misc. health information

20 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

21 What we do Advising Committee letters to schools Entrance exam review –Junior year –Outsourced course on campus Skills workshops Misc. health information

22 What we do Advising Committee letters to schools Entrance exam review Skills workshops –Interview skills (this is slowly changing!!!) –Personal statement polishing (I’m kind of mean) Misc. health information

23 What we do Advising Committee letters to schools Entrance exam review Skills workshops Misc. health information –DC, MOT, etc. –Pre-med club –Pre-dental club –Pre-vet club –CHASE-sponsored panels and events

24 A time for Questions

25 Matriculation Info IU Medical School –GPA: 3.72 or higher –MCAT: 31 or higher –335/3950 (8.5%) –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 –104/1412 (7.4%) –Skills necessary are: Fine motor skills Critical thinking Behavioral Communication Professional

26 Matriculation Info Purdue Vet School –GPA: 3.6 or higher –GRE: 500V; 650Q; 600A –84/816 (10%) –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

27 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

28 A couple of useful websites PT –http://www.ptcas.org/index.htmlhttp://www.ptcas.org/index.html Med –www.aamc.orgwww.aamc.org Dent –www.adea.orgwww.adea.org Opt –http://www.opt.indiana.edu/http://www.opt.indiana.edu/ Vet –http://www.vet.purdue.edu/prospective.htmlhttp://www.vet.purdue.edu/prospective.html

29 More time for other Questions

30 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 many are not


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