Information Sessions & Events



 

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 & EVENTS


 



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. 

FALL 2021
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
November 3 4:00pm- 5:00pm Register prior to the event through this Zoom link
Information Session on Clinical, Service, and Leadership Activities for First-Year, Sophomore and New Students
November 11 12:00pm- 1:00pm Register prior to the event through this Zoom link
SPRING 2022
TBA

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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 )  
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 2021

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APPLICANT SEMINAR #1- The Big Picture
Thursday, September 30 12pm- 1pm EDT https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kc-qpqD0pE9NOq8qeRuxeBZprb65awpFw 
Thursday, October 21

12pm- 1pm EDT

https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvceqsqzoiHtNCJ1gAuTcq1V-7aYk9EMWR 
Tuesday, November 16 12pm-1pm ET https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqcOCoqTojEtA3N0MuzGrPUp9hyYl9Q8G7 
Wednesday, December 1 4pm- 5pm ET https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkde2hqTstE9xmL0WtwhRNZ-OW7GZJc2dK 
APPLICANT SEMINAR #2- Ace Your Personal Statement
Wednesday, November 17 1pm- 2pm ET https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvcO-rrzsvHtHO5YWIhVfFiwxwuuihj658

 

SPRING 2022
APPLICANT SEMINAR #1- The Big Picture (Last Date)
Thursday, January 27 4:00- 5:00pm ET https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtf-6sqzguH9G_hYmdHqM6qrsu_9LMuISe 
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

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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 [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 https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkdOihrTIrE9D4oXUediClCFnmn-aiVkvo

FALL 2021 SESSION 2

Tuesday, September 28

This Bonanza will be held on the corner of the Main Green in front of the Haffenreffer Museum.

 

***If it is a rainy day- join us through Zoom through this link: https://brown.zoom.us/j/99293765081

FALL 2021 SESSION 3

Tuesday, November 2, 12-1pm

https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkfuurrTgoH9waJRCXIHvRExchLs_mgiBW

SPRING 2022 SESSION 1 Tuesday, January 26, 4-5pm https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkfuutqz4jHNFAn5rdlyBYjAc1eFnC5Mjh 
SPRING 2022 SESSION 2 TBA mid-April TBA



 

Army Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) Exclusive Webinar for Brown, URI, Providence College Students and Alumni

Wednesday, September 29, 7-8pm EDT

Tune in to learn about this unique opportunity to support your medical or dental studies financially and about clinical service through the Army. 

ZOOM LINK

Meeting ID: 160 636 8914
Passcode: 927546


 

MD-PhD Webinar

The Univesity of Chicago's Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Building the Next Generation of Physician Scientists (BNGAP)

October 23, 10:30am-3:00pm CT / 11:30am-2:00pm ET

This webinar is open to all but tailored to 1st or 2nd year college students who are underrepresented in medicine and science, per BNGAP’s mission and the overall focus of this event (racial/ethnic minority students, those who identify as women, and those who identify as LGBTQ).  It isn't meant to be a "how to get into an MD/PhD" session. 

REGISTER HERE by October 20 to secure your spot and to view the full schedule! 

This session is right for you if any of the below apply to you if …

  • You’re considering going to medical school.
  • You like your science classes.
  • You’re interested in scientific research.
  • You’re still exploring your options.
  • You want to network with peers nationally.

FlexMed Mt. Sinai - Icahn School of Medicine 

November 16, 4:00-5:00pm ET

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is the first medical school in the country to create progressive and rigorous admissions pathways for students who seek early assurance of admission. The Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program allows college sophomores in any major to apply for early assurance of acceptance.

The Assistant Director of Admissions will hold an info session specifically for Brown sophomores on 11/16. Don't miss this opportunity if you are interested in the program. 

Register in advance and tune in through Zoom

If you can't make it to this program for Brown students, the Mt. Sinai Office of Admissions will host FlexMed informational webinars for students on the following 6 dates. Use this link to register in advance

  • Tuesday, October 26 at 1pm 
  • Tuesday, November 16 at 1pm
  • Tuesday, December 7 at 1pm
  • Tuesday, December 21 at 1pm
  • Tuesday, January 4 at 1pm
  • Tuesday, January 11 at 1pm

Explore the FlexMed FAQ here

 


 

ChooseDO: Virtual Osteopathic Medical School Expo

December 8, 12:00-6:00pm ET

A great opportunity to learn about medical schools' programs and cultures. 32 programs represented.

  • Watch live presentations and meet with medical school admissions representatives, faculty, and current students via online chat rooms
  • Learn more about applying to medical school, the interview process, and life as a medical student
  • Meet with AACOM representatives, med school admissions teams, current residents, and more
  • Explore which medical school is right for you – zero travel required

Register in advance and tune in

 


 

MCAT Decoded

November 22, 12:00- 1:00pm

We will cover all details about the exam, its structure, preparation materials and timing. This session is open to all students and alumni interested in medicine but may be most useful in the year leading up to your planned application to medical school.

Register through this link and tune in

 


 

Study Break With Mica & Cooper

December 9, 12:00- 2:00pm

CareerLAB first floor (167 Angell Street, across from the bookstore)

Take a break from your studies and exams and come pet Mica and Cooper, two of CareerLAB's adorable pups.

 

 

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