Presentation on theme: "Post-Bacc Programs for Entering the Health Professions Stacy Barton Health Professions Program."— Presentation transcript:
Post-Bacc Programs for Entering the Health Professions Stacy Barton Health Professions Program
Goals Explore career goals Identify reasons to apply to post-bac programs Review pros and cons of post-bac work Describe types of programs Find a program that’s right for you
Questions to Consider Why do you want to enter the health professions? Give 3-5 reasons. On a scale of 1-10, how sure are you that this is the career direction you want to pursue?
Questions to Consider If you were not allowed / able to enter a career in the health professions, what alternate careers might you consider? How do those alternate careers connect with the reasons you listed above for wanting to enter the health professions?
Reasons To complete your pre-health pre-requisites To enhance your academic record Other reasons?
Ways to Explore Your Interest… Volunteering Shadowing Research Courses Internships Informational Interviews
Types of Post-Bacc Programs Career Changer Academic Enhancer Self-directed (not a program) Programs for Underrepresented Minorities in the Health Professions ** Post Bacc Primer**
Career Changer: Pros and Cons Pros More flexibility in college Focus on sciences After the “college experience” DPlan v. semester Support system Cons Cost Time No guarantees
Academic Enhancer: Pros and Cons Pros Chance to increase GPA Master’s Degree is possible Support system Cons Cost Time No guarantees
Self-Directed: Pros and Cons Pros Goals can be to take classes for the first time or enhance gpa Can work while taking classes You determine pace Lower Cost (state school, work while taking class) Geographically open Cons Typically takes longer No guarantees
How to find a program AAMC –http://services.aamc.org/postbac/ Syracuse site –http://as- cascade.syr.edu/students/undergraduate/advi sing_academic_support/pre_health/_suppor ting_pages/resource_pb.html
Remember… Solidify your career interest Identify types of programs Identify good program fit for you