Information Sessions & Events

All events and programs will be run through Zoom during the Fall 2020 term. All hours are posted in Eastern time.


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: 2020-2021


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 should attend two of our information sessions that focus on essential aspects of the health professions. We urge you to attend a session before meeting with George Vassilev or Anja Lee in open hours or by appointment. The two sessions we have arranged for you this year focus on Academics & Research, and Clinical, Service, and Leadershp Activities.  Two sets of dates will be offered each semester. 

FALL 2020
Orientation for First-Year Students
September 17 1:30 pm- 2:30pm  Register on the Day of the Event through this Zoom link
Information Session on Academics and Research for First-Year, Sophomore and New Students
October 29 4:00 pm-5:00 pm https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscuytqTovHdRcxRcHYkWKXLprwnYl1Y2d 
Information Session on Clinical, Service, and Leadership Activities for First-Year, Sophomore and New Students
November 18 12:00 pm-1:00 pm https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUocOitqzIpEtH4ooUwjX59LC2pmKqEbxtZ 

 

SPRING 2021
TBA

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APPLICANT SEMINARS FOR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI INTERESTED IN FALL 2022 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 2021for fall 2022 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 )  
MANDATORY
APPLICANT SEMINAR #2               
Ace Your Personal Statement (Fall only)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 
APPLICANT SEMINAR #3                
School Selection, Pick & Pay (Spring only)
 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  
APPLICANT SEMINAR #4                
Rock Your Interview (Spring only)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

APPLICANT SEMINAR #5       
Roundup (Spring only)
MANDATORY

APPLICANT SEMINAR CALENDAR

 

FALL 2020

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APPLICANT SEMINAR #1- The Big Picture
Tuesday, September 29 4:00- 5:00pm Eastern https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtfuGtqjwsGNC4vymA-DrYtVv8MhiiB-ef 
Wednesday, October 21

12:00- 1:00pm Eastern

https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqdOytpzgrGdIsgpThAmjDsPa3yGjAaKxe 
Wednesday, November 11 4:00- 5:00pm Eastern https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtfuiprDgtHNfwpp1SLP8OYWNfus7P32Rc 
Wednesday, December 2 12:00- 1:00pm Eastern https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlf-uqqTwqE9JKA2--H78_GpCwuDoFCHi7
APPLICANT SEMINAR #2- Ace Your Personal Statement
Thursday, October 22 12:00-1:00pm Eastern https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqcuirrz0sHdUqdhm6-va02Bx6JwOtsy9x  

 

SPRING 2021
APPLICANT SEMINAR #1- The Big Picture (Last Date)
Friday, January 22 12:00- 1:00pm Eastern https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElf-qtpjIrHdCQmVHytKZseM6nsSm2qSpv 
APPLICANT SEMINAR #3- School Selection, Pick & Pay 
March 25 12:00- 1:00pm Eastern https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcOysqj8sHtB8gNS0jmRoQPXbFDERiJBn 
APPLICANT SEMINAR #4- Rock Your Interview
April 15 12:00- 1:00pm Eastern https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkc-2tqzgqG9Ri7HvCjap8VQySWUXYZOo6 
MANDATORY APPLICANT SEMINAR #5- Roundup
April 30 4:00- 5:30pm Eastern https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMscOmhrD8vGNZpz3A9Alpc7tlzAU2wFklf 

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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 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. In 2020- 2021 we'll invite you to submit questions a few days in advance. 

FALL 2020 SESSION 1 Wednesday, September 9, 1pm- 2pm Eastern https://brown.zoom.us/j/92332366323
FALL 2020 SESSION 2 Wednesday, November 11, 1pm- 2pm Eatern https://brown.zoom.us/j/94938702222
SPRING 2021 SESSION 1 Tuesday, January 19, 12pm-1pm Eastern https://brown.zoom.us/j/94223815482
SPRING 2021 SESSION 2 Monday, March 15, 12pm- 1pm Eastern



 

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

 


 

MCAT Decoded:

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. 

https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-sr-eip/virtual-recruiting-fair

 

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

To register and view: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-your-program-at-still-university-doctor-of-dental-medicine-tickets-121241042221

 


 

A. T. Still University Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program Info Session

Nov. 3, 2020, 3 - 4 pm ET

To register and view: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-your-program-at-still-university-doctor-of-osteopathic-medicine-tickets-123509842263

 


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

Zoom link:

https://duke.zoom.us/j/94328993787


 


 

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

Information Webinars

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

 

 


 

 

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: 

https://dentalmedicine.uconn.edu/programs-and-admissions/special-programs/#

 


 

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

Register for these Zoom sessions here

 


 

NYU Student National Dental Association

Dental Career Panel webinar

February 20, 2021, 10am- 1pm ET

Register for Zoom Code

 

 


 

 

 

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: 

https://pennapsa.wixsite.com/2021-apsa-nerc

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



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