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Pre-Nursing Students are encouraged to view the nursing power point slides prior to your appointment.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships are available for Summer 2015! Each summer, upper-division students work with faculty mentors to conduct in-depth research or creative work related to their chosen field of study. The Undergraduate Research Program provides awards to support completion of these projects.

Application deadline: 5:00 PM on Monday, March 16, 2015. For more information and to apply, please go to www.uvu.edu/undergrad-research/research/surf.html.

Funds will be awarded in April 2015 on a competitive basis. The maximum funding amount is $1500 per student. Awards may be used for travel, supplies, or student hourly wages.

REMINDER: Summer & Fall Registration

Summer priority registration has begun and Fall registration will begin in the near future.  Be sure to meet with your pre-health counselor and/or major advisor to ensure you have a plan and are cleared to register ahead of time!

Summer Term Priority Registration
Begins Monday, Feb 23
Feb 23 .................110 credit hours & over
Feb 24 ................. 90 credit hours & over
Feb 25 ................. 60 credits & over
Feb 26 ................. 30 credits & over
March 2 ................. 0 credits & over

Fall Semester Priority Registration
Begins Monday, March 30
March 30 .............110 credit hours & over 
March 31 ............. 90 credit hours & over 
April 1 ................. 60 credits & over 
April 2 ................. 30 credits & over 
April 6 .................. 0 credits & over

You can schedule an appointment to meet with your pre-health counselor online.

Denise Fullmer - Pre-PA, Pre-Vet

Doug Watson - Pre-Dental, Pre-PT

Kristen Anderson - Pre-Medical

Rebecca Gardner - Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Optometry, Pre-OT, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Podiatry


     New PostingUpcoming Events

Pre-Dental: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Visit

Monday, March 25rd—  12:00pm — SC 206a

Susie Goolsby, DDS, MSHA, Director of Student Recruitment from VCU will be here to present and visit with students.

Air Force HPSP Presentation
Tuesday, March 24th —  12:00pm — LC 403m

Sergeant Christopher Powers will be coming to talk about the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, and answer any questions you have.

Army HPSP Presentation
Tuesday, March 24th —  5:30pm — SB 139

Staff Sergeant Robert Goosey will be coming to talk about the Army Health Professions Scholarship Program, and answer any questions you have.

Pre-Chiropractic: University of Western States Visit
Thursday, March 26th —  12:30pm — LC 403m

Come learn about the profession of chiropractic and differences between the chiropractic schools with Dr. Lester Partna.

Pre-PA: Kathy Thomas, Current PA Student Presentation
Thursday, March 26th —  5:00-7:00pm — SC 206b

Come meet Kathy Thomas, a current PA student, and learn about the application process for PA school.

U of U Premed Conference
Saturday, March 28th —  8:00am-3:00pm — University of Utah Guest House

Come Explore the Wide World of Medicine!

  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Geoff Tabin- Co-Founder of Himalayan Cataract Project; Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of the Division of International Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
  • Sutures Clinic with Med/PA students, practice interrupted suture techniques using forceps and suture kit, learn techniques used for epidermal and fascia lacerations (Limited Seats!)
  • Dr. Benjamin Chan, Assistant Dean of Admissions at the University of Utah School of Medicine, what's it like to be a doctor, benefits, downsides and a day in the life of a psychiatrist
  • Question and answer Panel, with current and recently admitted U of U Medical students, learn all the ins and outs of Med school
  • MCAT changes presented by Kaplan
  • Interested in becoming a PA? Similarities and differences between Physician Assistants and Medical Doctors? Learn more about PA school, Join Dan Crouse, Director of the U of U Physician Assistant program, for the PA info session
  • Question and answer panel with Physician Assistant students, what's PA school like, what to PA’s do
  • Interested in cutting edge surgical technology and its impact on medicine? Then join Dr. Parkinson to discuss recent developments in robotic surgery and medicine through his 8 years of practice.
  • Want to learn more about research, good clinical practice, myths about being a pre-med, and much more? Come join Dr. Spigarelli in his breakout session to hear about his research in pediatrics and other various topics.
  • Unique ways to serve in Healthcare –  Are you interested in unique ways to practice medicine?  Have you considered international options?  What about remote areas right here in the good ol’ USofA?  Interested in serving in the military as a healthcare professional?  If these different options in healthcare interest you please attend the “Unique Ways to Serve” panel with Dr. Zubel from Remote Area Medical and a US Army physician.
  • Learning Styles by ASUU, interactive learning style quiz to discover your unique mode of learning followed by a class useful for focusing in on unique study strategies for success

And of course, lunch with current medical students. Students will share a table with a med student who will answer all kinds of questions about their med school experience while you eat lunch.

Sweet Prize giveaways at the end of the conference, including a complete Kaplan MCAT course donated by Kaplan, t-shirts and hats from medical schools, Giant Microbes (stuffed animals), MCAT study flash cards and additional swag (1 entry for registration and additional entries for each canned food item brought for donation to the women’s center 1 can = 1 additional entry). 

Only $15 for the whole event, including breakfast, lunch, and giveaways at the end of the day!  For more information and to register, visit www.uofupremedconference.org

Pre-Dental: Dinner with Dentists
Wednesday, April 1st —  6:30pm

This is DEFINITELY one of our best events of the year!  Several local dentists will be there to answer questions and give advice.  RSVP ON ORG SYNC! RSVP is necessary so we can plan for enough dentists and food! Club dues MUST be paid to come to this event.  (For further information on this activity, see the Pre-Dental Club).

Pre-Chiropractic: Life West Chiropractic College Visit
Thursday, April 2nd — 4:00pm — LC 207

“Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do” - Dr. David K. Scheiner will be presenting about health career options, how to find a career your are passionate about, and chiropractic as a career option.

If you have questions or would like to schedule an individual appointment with Dr. Scheiner after the presentation, please contact Rebecca Gardner at rebecca.gardner@uvu.edu or 801-863-8597

Pre-Dental: ADEA Dental Student Virtual Fair

Thursday, April 2nd — 2:00-8:00pm — Online

This is a FREE, live, online event to help dental students learn about what comes after dental school and how to juggle it all: residency applications, writing a resume, leadership, different types of dental careers and more!  For more information and to register, visit http://www.adea.org/dsvf15/

Pre-PT Club: Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser
Saturday, April 4th — 11:00am-5:00pm — SLWC 302

*To benefit the Community Rehabilitation Clinic in Provo, a non-profit entity now open to serve indigent, uninsured and underserved Utah County residents who are in need of physical therapy and rehabilitation services.

Cost: $10 per player
Team Requirements: Each team will have 12 players with a minimum of 2 females.

Register online at imleagues.com/uvu
*$20 IMLeagues fee will be waived


Pre-Dental: University of Michigan Q&A

Tuesday, April 7th— 12:00pm — LC 403m

Brent Ward from University of Michigan Dentistry will be doing a Q and A brown bag session.  Bring your lunch and get your questions answered.

Pre-PA: Physician Assistant Virtual Fair
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 21st & 22nd — Online

Planning to apply to a Physician Assistant School?  Attend the Physician Assistant Virtual Fair to learn more about accredited Physician Assistant Programs.  Meet School Representatives from PA programs at colleges & universities across the U.S.  Free for all Prospective Students and Advisors to Attend. For more information and to register, visit http://careereco.com/events/caspa

Pre-Dental: Clinical Simulation Course at UOP
Saturday & Sunday, April 25th & 26th— Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Registration is now open.  This event is very popular.  For more information, visit http://dental.pacific.edu/News_and_Events/Events_Calendar/Predental_Clinical_Simulation_Course_2015.html

Pre-PT: DPT Education Virtual Fair
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 28th & 29th— Online

APTA invites advisors and pre-DPT students to register for the next Physical Therapist (DPT) Virtual Fair scheduled on April 28-29! The student recruitment fair is free and will allow registrants to participate in live chats with entry-level DPT education programs from across the country. Students can use the fair to find the best DPT program for them, chat with admissions officers and faculty, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process.  To learn more and register, go to  http://www.careereco.com/events/APTA

Pre-Dental: Roseman Pre-Dental Sim Course

Friday & Saturday, June 12th & 13th— Roseman University

Registration is now open and is limited to just 80 students.  If Roseman is one of your top schools, this is one to register for.  For more information, visit http://www.rosemanadea.com/pre-dental-sim-course/

     New PostingInternship, Volunteer & Patient Contact Opportunities



Volunteer/Leadership: GIANT Steps Spring Carnival


Event:            GIANT Steps Spring Carnival

Date:               Saturday, March 28, 2015

Time:              5:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Place:            Lavelle Edwards Stadium @ BYU in Provo


ON Saturday March 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. there's an opportunity to make a huge difference in the community by providing free child care for parents of children with autism.  We will be putting on an Easter Carnival in The Blue Room at Lavelle Edwards Stadium; When you arrive at the stadium follow the signs that will direct towards the childcare section, not the auction.  We need lots of volunteers to run the games and give out prizes.  Anyone is welcome to volunteer (and be in charge of your own carnival game!) Come join us; you'll be glad you did!  

This is an event run almost exclusively by volunteers.  We will put on a carnival for autistic kids and their siblings ages 0 – 12, so that their parents can participate in an auction going to benefit autism awareness/research.  Don't miss out!

Participation can count towards any service or leadership requirement you may have for Grad. School or a service learning / leadership class.  The Spring Carnival is a great way to see what is involved in helping people with special needs, and it will be an excellent opportunity to see if you want to volunteer with the other activities we have during the year as well.  Many of you have helped with events like this and know that this is an incredibly rewarding experience.  In addition it is also a blast!

Please RSVP to volunteergiantsteps@gmail.com, so we know how much food to buy.  You can also ask any questions by either sending an email to volunteergiantsteps@gmail.com  or text one of the volunteer directors:
Trevor 801-615-3146  
Cody 435-406-1842

We need lots of volunteers to help make this night a success, and we want to facilitate everybody's preferences for helping out.  So if you want to work with a specific game or activity let us know.

Volunteers PLEASE ARRIVE at 5 p.m., and stay to help clean up after the event is finished. Thank you!!! When everyone helps setup and takedown go by much faster.

Bring your friends, roommates, significant others, or family members to volunteer with you; the more the merrier!  Volunteers don’t need to be certified to help with this event. 



Volunteer: Utah County Crisis Line

Are you looking for a unique and fulfilling volunteer experience? Consider becoming a Lifeline at the Utah County Crisis Line. We are a free, 24 hour, confidential listening line that provides support and community resources for people in crisis. We receive calls for a variety of reasons including: thoughts of suicide, depression, addiction, sickness, death of a loved one, abuse, stress, or any situation the caller may feel unable to cope with. We listen and guide people to local agencies to help them find long-term solutions.

As a volunteer you will gain professional training, work experience, hours that work around your schedule, volunteer tokens of appreciation, and personal fulfillment knowing that YOU are someone's Lifeline. The skills you learn will benefit you in your everyday life; at school, on the job, and in your relationships with others.

To qualify:
• You must be at least 18 years of age.
• You must live in Utah County.
• You must be willing to submit to a background check.
• You must be mentally and emotionally stable.
• You must be willing to make a 4 month commitment and work one 3 hour shift a week and 1 overnight shift every 4-6 weeks.

Come join our team of caring individuals as we support the community with this valuable resource. For more information about training dates, applications, or internship opportunities, please email: utahcountycrisisline@gmail.com.
Thank you for your support!
Website: www.crisislineuc.org
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/utahcountycrisisline




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Get Involved: Join a Club, Pay Your Dues

It is one thing to simply say you joined a club; it is quite another to be involved!  UVU has several excellent clubs on campus especially for pre-health students.  These clubs provide great opportunities to those involved including but not limited to networking, service, and leadership experience.  They also provide unique experiences for their members including the opportunity to interact with local healthcare professionals as well as representatives from health professions programs.  All clubs at UVU are required to have club dues; this is a nominal fee which is used to help fund club events and activities.  Get involved today!
To join a club, go to: http://uvu.orgsync.com/org/clubs
To pay your club dues, visit the Clubs Office (SL 122) OR pay online.
1. Login to your UV Link (https://uvlink.uvu.edu)
2. Click 'Student' tab
3. Click 'Student Services and Resources' tab
4. Click 'Pay Club Dues'
5. Select the Club of your choice
6. Enter payment info
7. Submit!


Free GMAT/GRE Practice Test

A practice test is a great way to see how you’ll score on the actual GMAT or GRE. We offer computerized versions of the tests which are the most accurate way to experience what an actual test is like. We’ll also demonstrate test-taking strategies, explain what to expect on test day, and answer any graduate school questions. Please bring something to write with and scratch paper.

Utah Valley University
Saturday, March 14, 2015
GMAT: 9PM-1PM, Woodbury Building 125
GRE: 10PM-2PM, Woodbury Building 130

Click here to register for Utah Valley University Practice Tests

Angela Ahn
Olympus Test Prep
(801) 636-7669

Attempt a Free MCAT-2015 Practice Exam Today

This is a free resource available to premed students nationwide, at no cost or obligation.

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The Pre-Health counselors DO NOT advise for Dental Hygiene, Radiology Tech, or Respiratory Therapy.   For Dental Hygiene be sure to contact the Dental Hygiene department advisor.  If you are interested in Radiology Tech or Respiratory Therapy,  please contact the school(s) you would like to attend and then see a University Studies Counselor to map out your course sequencing.

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