Information Sessions & Events


To provide the best guidance to students and alumni, Health Careers Advising offers information sessions, group and individual advising that address all aspects of the preparation for study and careers in health and medicine. 

 Unless otherwise noted, all information sessions are in CareerLAB, 167 Angell Street.

 INFORMATION SESSIONS: 2013-2014


FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS AND OTHERS NEW TO THE HEALTH CAREERS TRACK

All students new to the pre-med/health careers track should attend one of our sessions during the fall or spring semesters. Students must attend a session before meeting with George Vassilev.

FALL 2013
Thursday, October 17 12:00-1:00pm CareerLAB
Tuesday, November 5 4:00-5:00pm CareerLAB
SPRING 2014
Tuesday, February 4 4:00-5:00pm CareerLAB
Wednesday, February 26 4:00-5:00pm CareerLAB

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FOR SOPHOMORES

All sophomores interested in the premed/health careers track should attend one of our sessions during the fall or spring semesters. Students must attend a session before meeting with George Vassilev.

FALL 2013
Tuesday, October 15 4:00-5:00pm CareerLAB
Wednesday, November 13 12:00-1:00pm CareerLAB
SPRING 2014
Wednesday, February 5 4:00-5:00pm CareerLAB
Tuesday, February 25 12:00-1:00pm CareerLAB

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APPLICANT SEMINARS FOR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI INTERESTED IN 2015 ADMISSION TO HEALTH CAREERS SCHOOLS

All students and alumni near campus interested in applying for 2015 admission are required to attend one of the 5 dates for APPLICANT SEMINAR #1 as well as APPLICANT SEMINAR #6.  We strongly encourage all potential applicants to participate in the other four applicant seminars. Alumni far from campus can access Applicant Seminar #1 on December 3 4-5pm ET via Webex.

Attendance at one of the APPLICANT SEMINAR #1 dates is also required before meeting with George Vassilev or Andrew Simmons to discuss your application. Students or alumni near campus who have not attended will not be able to submit an HCAD or register for an interview with a member of the Health Careers Advisory Committee. Alumni far from campus should contact Health Careers Advising late in the fall to discuss their backgrounds and plans.

NOTE: All potential applicants must submit all necessary information on time in accordance with the Timetable and Deadlines for the 2015 Application Process

APPLICANT SEMINARS AT A GLANCE

APPLICANT SEMINAR #1              
The Big Picture (5 dates offered)  
MANDATORY
APPLICANT SEMINAR #2               
Ace Your Personal Statement
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 
APPLICANT SEMINAR #3                
The Contexts of Health & Medicine 
RECOMMENDED
APPLICANT SEMINAR #4                
School Selection, Pick & Pay
 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  
APPLICANT SEMINAR #5                
Rock Your Interview 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

APPLICANT SEMINAR #6       
Roundup 
MANDATORY

APPLICANT SEMINAR CALENDAR

FALL 2013

***NOTE FOR ALUMNI FAR FROM CAMPUS***

The following Applicant Seminars will be available LIVE through WebEx ONLY to alumni far from campus. For Log-in instructions click HERE

Applicant Seminar #1 on December 3rd, 4-5pm ET and February 3rd 12-1pm ET

Applicant Seminar #4 on April 4th, 12-1pm ET

Applicant Seminar #6 on May 2nd, 3-4:40pm ET

APPLICANT SEMINAR #1- The Big Picture
Friday, September 27 12:00-1:00pm CareerLAB
Thursday, October 3 12:00-1:00pm CareerLAB
Wednesday, November 6 4:00-5:00pm CareerLAB
Tuesday, December 3 *** 4:00-5:00pm CareerLAB
APPLICANT SEMINAR #2- Ace Your Personal Statement (with Doug Brown, Writing Center Director)
Monday, November 25 4:00-5:00pm CareerLAB
SPRING 2014
APPLICANT SEMINAR #1- The Big Picture
****LAST DATE FOR APPLICANTS FOR 2015 ADMISSION****
Monday, February 3 12:00-1:00pm CareerLAB
APPLICANT SEMINAR #3- The Contexts of Health & Medicine
TBA, March TBA TBA
APPLICANT SEMINAR #4- School Selection, Pick & Pay
Thursday, April 3 12:00-1:00pm CareerLAB
APPLICANT SEMINAR #5- Rock Your Interview
Friday, April 11 (Date changed) 4:00-5:00pm CareerLAB
APPLICANT SEMINAR #6- Roundup
Friday, May 2 3:00-4:40pm BERT 130

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FOR ALL STUDENTS & ALUMNI INTERESTED IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Health Careers Advising arranges a number of events, programs and workshops throughout the year. Information about such events is publicized periodically through our website, Facebook page, listserv, University Calendar and Morning Mail.

The Health Careers Peer Advisors coordinate two events each semester
  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 4:00-5:oopm, CareerLAB

Documentary Screening (Unnatural Causes) + Discussion + Pizza with Prof. Lundy Braun (Biology, Africana Studies) Prof. Melissa Clark (Public Health)

 

Health Careers Advising Bonanza

Kick off the semester with drop-in advising (and cookies) with the entire advising team: George Vassilev, Andrew Simmons, and all Health Careers Peer Advisors.

  • FALL 2013 SESSION: Monday, November 4th 1-3pm, CareerLAB
  • SPRING 2014 SESSION 1: Friday, January 24th 11-2pm, CareerLAB
  • SPRING 2014 SESSION 2: TBA, April
Medical School Admission: A View from the Other Side of the Table

(Workshop with Boston University School of Medicine Admissions Director Robert Witzburg, M.D.)

  • Thursday, September 26, 5:00-6:30pm List 120

Medical School AACOM Mini Fair

(Admission Directors from 9 medical schools and a representative from the Association of American College of Osteopathic Medicine.)

  • Tuesday, September 17 5:30- 7:30pm, Kasper Multipurpose Room in Campus Center
Brown's First Annual Professional School Fair

(Admission representatives from health careers schools including: MD, DO, Podiatry, and Physician Assistant Programs) REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

  • Wednesday, September 18 12:00- 2:00pm, Kasper Multipurpose Room in Campus Center
Teach for America Information Session

(Pre-Med Panel with TFA alumni in medical school and Recruitment Director Melanie Lazare)

  • Tuesday, October 22 6:00-7:00pm, Science Center 3rd floor 

Mt. Sinai Medical School & FlexMed program Information Session (with Associate Dean of Admissions Valerie Parkas, MD)

 

  •  Saturday, February 1, 12:00-1:00pm, CareerLAB
UChicago Pritzker School of Medicine information session

 (Assistant Dean Sylvia Robertson and Associate Director Charles Todd)  Refreshments provided

 

  •    Thursday, April 17, 4:00-5:00pm, CareerLAB

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