- Information Sessions for First-Year, Sophomore and New Students
- Applicant Seminars
- Events for All Students and Alumni Interested in Health Careers
- Group & Individual Advising
To provide the best guidance to students and alumni, Health Careers Advising offers information sessions, group and individual advising, and applicant seminars that address all aspects of the preparation for study and careers in health and medicine.
INFORMATION SESSIONS: 2021-2022
FOR FIRST-YEARS, SOPHOMORES, AND STUDENTS NEW TO THE HEALTH CAREERS TRACK
All first-years, sophomores, and students new to the pre-health/pre-med track tune in to our Orientation and two of our information sessions that focus on essential aspects of the health professions. We urge you to join us at Orientation for a survey of all of the essentials of this pre-professional track and then tune in to the follow-up sessions before meeting with George Vassilev or Kathy Toro-Ibanez by appointment. The two sessions we have arranged for you this year focus on Academics & Research, and Clinical, Service, and Leadershp Activities. we will run the two info sessions once in the fall and once in the spring.
|Orientation for First-Year Students|
|September 4||2:00 pm- 3:00pm||Register prior to the event through this Zoom link|
|Information Session on Academics and Research for First-Year, Sophomore and New Students|
|Information Session on Clinical, Service, and Leadership Activities for First-Year, Sophomore and New Students|
APPLICANT SEMINARS FOR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI INTERESTED IN FALL 2023 ADMISSION TO HEALTH CAREERS SCHOOLS
We support your decision to apply to health professions programs and give you detailed guidance about the application process, the timing and strategy for your application. Students and alumni who wish to apply in summer 2022 for fall 2023 admission to health professions schools attend a series of 5 applicant seminars during the academic year leading up to the application. If you have attended in a previous year without applying, please attend again (there is much to know and much to forget in a year).
To give you the best guidance about your evolving application plans, we ask students and alumni to tune in to APPLICANT SEMINAR #1 (offered on 4 dates in the fall, 1 in the spring) before dropping in for Zoom hours with George Vassilev. We also ask that you tune in to APPLICANT SEMINAR #5 (early May). We strongly encourage all potential applicants to participate in the other three seminars as well. All seminars are run through Zoom at present.
APPLICANT SEMINAR #1 covers essential information about the application process and Brown's robust support system. To ensure you are as well prepared as possible we ask students and alumni to tune in on one of the five dates before submitting their HCAD to our office so we can arrange for an interview with a member of the Health Careers Advisory Committee in the spring.
NOTE: All potential applicants submit all necessary information on time in accordance with the Timetable & Deadlines for the 2021- 2022 Application Process (updated in late September 2020).
We look forward to your participation in the seminars.
APPLICANT SEMINARS AT A GLANCE
|APPLICANT SEMINAR #1
The Big Picture (4 dates offered in the Fall and 1 in late January )
|APPLICANT SEMINAR #2
Ace Your Personal Statement (Fall only)
|APPLICANT SEMINAR #3
School Selection, Pick & Pay (Spring only)
|APPLICANT SEMINAR #4
Rock Your Interview (Spring only)
|APPLICANT SEMINAR #5
Roundup (Spring only)
APPLICANT SEMINAR CALENDAR
APPLICANT SEMINAR #1- The Big Picture
|TBA September||TBA 12pm-1pm OR 4pm- 5pm||TBA|
TBA 12pm-1pm OR 4pm- 5pm
|TBA November||TBA 12pm-1pm OR 4pm- 5pm||TBA|
|TBA December||TBA 12pm-1pm OR 4pm- 5pm||TBA|
APPLICANT SEMINAR #2- Ace Your Personal Statement
|TBA October||TBA 12pm-1pm OR 4pm- 5pm||TBA|
APPLICANT SEMINAR #1- The Big Picture (Last Date)
|TBA January||TBA 12pm-1pm OR 4pm- 5pm||TBA|
APPLICANT SEMINAR #3- School Selection, Pick & Pay
|TBA March||TBA 12pm-1pm OR 4pm- 5pm||TBA|
APPLICANT SEMINAR #4- Rock Your Interview
|TBA April||TBA 12pm-1pm OR 4pm- 5pm||TBA|
MANDATORY APPLICANT SEMINAR #5- Roundup
|TBA May||TBA 12pm-1pm OR 4pm- 5pm||TBA|
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 [email protected].
The Health Careers Peer Advisors coordinate one program per semester. The details are announced when available.
Health Careers Advising Bonanza Q&A
Kick off each semester and pre-registration with drop-in group advising with the health carers advising team.
|FALL 2021 SESSION 1||Tuesday, September 7 11am-1pm|
FALL 2021 SESSION 2
|TBA early November||TBA|
|SPRING 2022 SESSION 1||TBA mid-January||TBA|
|SPRING 2022 SESSION 2||TBA mid-March||TBA|
FROM THIS POINT DOWN EVENTS NOT UPDATED AS OF LATE AUGUST 2021
ChooseDO: Virtul Osteopathic Medical School Expos
Great opportunities to learn about medical schools' curricula and cultures
October 13, 2020 Choose DO Medical School Expo: www.careereco.com/Events/aacom-October
November 12, 2020 Choose DO Medical School Expo: www.careereco.com/Events/aacom-November
December 10, 2020 Choose DO Medical School Expo: www.careereco.com/Events/aacom-December
An information session for all students and alumni planning interested in medicine
|Thursday, December 3||12:00- 1:00pm||https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdeyrrj0vHdKVvmX6PRX_Gm9533O4XBTG|
THE LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE Virtual Fall Recruiting Fair (over a dozen graduate and a couple medical schools)
Monday, October 26 through Friday, November 6
The Leadership Alliance is a consortium of 23 universities established at Brown in 1992. The Alliance's focus is to enhance graduate educational opportunities for students from under-represented backgrounds. This year's Virtual Recruitment Fair will feature Leadership Alliance member institutions sharing information about graduate and professional school programs and their Leadership Alliance Summer Research - Early Internship Programs.
The schedule is subject to change as members sign up to participate. Mark your calendars and register through the link below to make sure you will be emailed access. A sample of presenting schools are listed below too.
|DATE||3pm-5pm EST||3pm-5pm EST||3pm-5pm EST||4pm-6pm EST|
|Oct. 30 - Friday||Vanderbilt University-Biomedical PhD Programs||Vanderbilt University-MD/PhD Program||Vanderbilt University-Graduate School|
|Nov. 3 - Tuesday||University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine||University of Colorado Boulder|
A.T. Still University Doctor of Dental Medicine Programs Info Session
Oct. 29, 2020, 4 - 5 pm ET
A. T. Still University Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program Info Session
Nov. 3, 2020, 3 - 4 pm ET
Mt. Sinai School Of Medicine FlexMed Info Sessions
- Tuesday, October 20
- Tuesday, November 17
- Tuesday, December 8
- Tuesday, January 5
Register in advance: https://mountsinai.formstack.com/forms/flexmed_webinar_2021_admissions_cycle
Explore the FlexMed FAQ page: https://icahn.mssm.edu/education/admissions/application/flexmed/requirements
Boston Health Sciences group (Simmons University, Boston College, Regis College, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Northeastern University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Virtual panel on navigating gradute school applications in a range of health-relateed fields
November 4, 5pm ET
Register in advance: https://simmons.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvceCoqjkuG9x6yi17eW5LaTGqn04AVZLz
Duke School Of Medicine
November 20, 5PM ET
Yale University School of Medicine
A presentaiton for new college students by Darin Latimore, MD, Deputy Dean and Chief Diversity Officer:
Pahtways to Medicine 101
January 14, 2021, 7pm ET
Zoom link: Provided 24 hours before the event
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (including colleges of Medicine, Podiatry, Pharmacy, Health Professions, and Graduate and Professional Studies)
Virtual Open House
February 14, 2021, 9am- 2pm Central Time
Register in advance: https://apply.rosalindfranklin.edu/register/?id=3f3dea3e-9fb1-4ae5-b5dd-050bab7caaca
Genetic Counseling Career Day
Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Dvision of Cancer Genetics and Prevention is hosting a free virtual career day to provide more information about genetic counseling
February 27, 2021, 10am- 4pm Eastern Time
Register in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/genetic-counseling-career-day-2021-tickets-136006867201
Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel MD Program Webinars
Presentations by admission director and current students
- Friday, January 29th, 3-5 pm
- Saturday, February 27th, 11 am-1 pm
- Saturday, April 10th, 11 am-1 pm
Anyone interested can RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] with their name, contact information, and the date they would like to to attend
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Register through the following link: https://georgetown.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cFSHiFQr4AsTD5I
Our online General Information Session dates for the Spring 2021 semester are as follows:
- 2/17 7pm
- 3/3 12pm
- 3/17 7pm
- 4/7 12pm
- 4/21 7pm
- 5/5 12pm
- 5/19 7pm
AAMC Everything you Need to Know to Prepare for the 2021 AAMC Situational Judgment Test- Webinar for summer 2021 MD school applicants.
Tuesday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The webinar will provide essential information about:
- Test administration policies and procedures;
- Test preparation materials;
- What to expect on test day; and
- Plans for score release.
Currently 2 MD programs require this test and 4 strongly recommend it.
FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DENTISTRY
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine Passport to Dentistry Program
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Program details and application below. Apply early if interested:
Rhode Island Pre-Dental Seminar Series
A series of presentations by dental practitioners and admission representatives coordinated by Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH, Dental Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health Oral Health Program.
The series is supported by the Pre-Health Careers Advising offices for Brown University, Providence College, and the University of Rhode Island.
Three Sessions will be offered in Spring 2021, 7 to 8:30pm. The schedule and topics are below:
- Thursday, February 18-General Dentistry
- Thursday, March 18-Dental Specialties
- Thursday, April 15-The Dental Admission Process
NYU Student National Dental Association
Dental Career Panel webinar
February 20, 2021, 10am- 1pm ET
FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MD-PHD
American Physician-Scientist Association (APSA) Regional Virtual Conference hosted by the Univesity of Pennsylvania Chapter
January 9- 10
Details about the program, conference schedule, call for posters:
the conference will feature five physician scientist leaders who have started their own therapeutics companies, developed innovative intraoperative imaging for cancer, and changed the landscape of healthcare in America. Also, participate in interactive breakout sessions with directors of MD/PhD and DVM/PhD programs, industry leaders, public health experts, and more! Our lineup of speakers celebrates the dynamics of diversity in physician scientist training, and they will share with you how they sculpted their careers based on their unique interests and overcame adversity. In the breakout sessions, they can help you shape your career.
FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN NUTRITION MASTER PROGRAMS
Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition
Program webinar with a panel of IHN Alumni of Color
February 3, 6pm Eastern
Register in advance: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3366022219832725007
For the schedule of multiple other webinars from IHN consult: https://www.ihn.cumc.columbia.edu/about-us/events