Welcome to the UVU Pre-Health Site


 

Welcome to the Pre-Health website!   We encourage you to review the information on our website and watch the Pre-Health OrientationPre-Health Orientation movie prior to scheduling an appointment with our Pre-Health counselors.

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

 

Please be aware of the following policies:

  • Walk-in appointments are NOT available.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.
  • 2 No Shows in one semester, you may be asked to wait until the following semester to schedule another appointment.
  • updating websiteThe 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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 (Click on the headings below for more information. Our News & Events information is updated regularly.)

Pre-Health Orientation

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

 

 

     New PostingUpcoming Events

 

Pre-Health Clubs Night
Wednesday, March 4th —  5:00pm — Grande Ballroom

The Pre-PT, Pre-OT, Pre-Med, and Pre-Nursing Clubs are hosting a CPR Certification Wednesday, March 4 at 5:00pm.  The cost is $15. Please RSVP to uvupreot@gmail.com.
 


Military and NHSC Scholarships

Friday March 6 - 10am in CS 406

There will be 2 presentations on how to pay for Dental School.  One by a military Dentist and one by a Dentist on the NHSC Scholarship.

University of Utah 2015 Spring Pre-Medical Conference
Saturday, March 7th —  9:00am-2:00pm — Health Sciences Education Building

Hosted by the University of Utah School of Medicine Office of Inclusion and Outreach.

Thinking about Medical School?

  • How can I get into med school?
  • How can I pay for my education?
  • Can I have a life AND a medical career?
  • Is it too late to start med school?

Get your questions answered!
Talk with doctors, medical students, and university staff!
Enjoy a free lunch!

Register at: http://medicine.utah.edu/outreach
Questions?  Contact Zeta Tsagaris at 801-587-9917 or zoe.tsagaris@hsc.utah.edu
 

Pre-Dental Roseman Crown Wax-Up

  • Tuesday March 10 the Pre-Dent club will work with Roseman Students and will do Crown Wax-Up’s from start to finish.   (for further information on this activity, see the Pre-Dental Club.)

 

Pre-Med: St. George's University School of Medicine Presentation
Monday, March 16th —  12:00pm — SC 206a

Joseph Franza, Assistant Director of Admissions for St. George's University will be coming to talk about their medical school, program requirements, and answer any questions you have about the school or going to medical school in the Caribbean.
 


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-Med: Hair Cutting Fundraiser
Wednesday, March 18th —  10:00am-2:00pm — Student Life Wall (across from the Bookstore)

Presented by Renaissance Academie de Hair Design.  Haircuts are only $5.
 


5th Annual Intermountain Premedical Conference

Saturday, March 28th —  9:00am-3:00pm — Sorensen Student Center


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. W. David Patton, Executive Director, Utah Department of Health
We will be hosting the 5th Annual PreMed Conference. This conference is designed to help students make contacts with physicians, learn about the application process, identify what steps need to be taken as an undergraduate, and learn about medical specialties. Every year we have keynote speakers, local physicians, UVU representatives, and medical schools/programs. We will have booth sessions, workshops, keynote addresses, and information galore! This is one of the best opportunities to get all the information you need to get ready for medical school. You seriously do not want to miss out. For information on past conferences please visit this website. **More information to come soon!**

  


     New PostingInternship, Volunteer & Patient Contact Opportunities

 


Volunteer: Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Saturday, March 14th — Sorensen Student Center

Volunteers are needed to help with setup, registration, ushering, and clean-up/tear-down for this event. The Expanding Your Horizons Conference is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) focused conference is designed for 6th - 8th grade girls to introduce them to a variety of exciting careers they can pursue if they continue their education.  More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.uvu.edu/conferences/expanding-your-horizons/ 

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Lisa Williamson at lisa.williamson@uvu.edu
 

 

Study Abroad Opportunity: Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine Summer School 2015: Revolutions in Biomedicine 

This year, Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine is launching its first International Summer School. With an overarching programme theme of ‘Revolutions in Biomedicine’, the School will provide a research-centred, academic course for bioscience and medicine undergraduates (or recent graduates) from around the world.
 
The school will:

  • Give insight into past, present and future revolutions in biomedicine through lectures, interactive group sessions and seminars
  • Give experience of experimental design and the creativity of research by immersion in a laboratory research project

 
Programme benefits for the students:

  • Gain academic credit and enhance their CV
  • Intensive and stimulating study at a top world top ten ranked university
  • Interact with world-leading medical researchers
  • Experience London's rich cultural and historical heritage
  • Make new friends and develop a strong network of contacts
  • Enjoy our lively social programme

 
Key facts:

  • Website: www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/summerschool
  • Dates: 29 June to 17 July 2015 (3 weeks)
  • Students: bioscience and medicine undergraduate (and recent graduates) (no course cap for overseas students)
  • Academic credit: 7.5 ECTS, 3-4 US (the student’s own institution will determine how much credit is awarded)
  • Fees: £3,500 for both home/EU and overseas students (does not include accommodation or travel)
  • Modules:
    • ‘Immunology and Infection: welcome to the future’
    •  ‘Advanced therapeutics in heart and lung research’
    • ‘Analytical and therapeutic revolutions in cancer and reproductive biology’
    • ‘Global health challenges’

Plus:

  • A week-long tissue culture and pharmacology mini-research project on controlling cell proliferation
  • Keynote lectures from prestigious speakers
  • A career perspective and insight session
  • An exciting social programme to help you discover London, learn about English culture and start life-long connections
  • The chance to secure a scholarship awarded to the student (home/EU or overseas) who can best demonstrate outstanding academic potential. The scholarship will cover tuition fees, accommodation, travel and reasonable living expenses

 
You can find the link for a printable version of the course flyer here.
 
Please see our website for more information and contact the Summer School Administrator Dr Jim Osborne (james.osborne@imperial.ac.uk) if you have further enquiries.  

 

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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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.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYING DUES 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!
 


 

First Official MCAT 2015 Sample Test Available for the AAMC


Practice for the new exam with the Official MCAT2015 Sample Test. This is the first full-length test written by the developers of the actual MCAT exam. 
This online 230-question test allows you to:  

  • Get a simulated test experience with the same type and number of questions as the actual exam
  • Customize how you want to practice by checking your answers question-by-question, taking the entire practice test untimed, or simulating a timed MCAT exam
  • Identify patterns in your test-taking skills with the Why Did I Miss This Question feature
  • Find out how many correct answers you got in each of the four sections
  • Highlight words or phrases that you want to review later
  • Navigate the test efficiently using the review screen buttons to go back to skipped and marked questions
  • Review the correct answers for each question. Get a breakdown of the questions by foundational concept, content category, scientific inquiry and reasoning skill, and discipline area

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1qVZBIJ 


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