Health Professions Advising Center

2014-2015 HPAC News & Events

Upcoming events from HPAC and the pre-health student organizations.

HPAC E-Mail Updates: To receive email updates of pre-health events, seminars, programs, and job offers. Send a blank e-mail from your utdallas.edu address to sympa@lists.utdallas.edu with the subject line "subscribe prehealth-info".

View available opportunities outside of UT Dallas for pre-health students further below on this page.

May 2015

Date/Time Event Description Location
05/06
10am-4pm
UT Dallas Red Cross Club Blood Drive
Make an appointment to give the gift of life: Visit www.redcrossblood.org
search sponsor code: UTREDCROSS to reserve a spot.
Red Cross Donor Coach

April 2015

Date/Time Event Description Location
04/09
3:30-6pm
The DFW Health Professions Schools Spring Swing
Visit with deans, directors of admissions, and representatives from more than 70 Health Professions Schools and Programs from Texas and across the nation
Visitor Center/Bookstore Atrium
04/24
5-8pm
Medical Schools Admissions Forum
The free forum is open to all undergraduate and graduate students! Join for a CARS Workshop conducted by a Princeton Review Master Training, Expert Panel Discussion from UT Southwestern, UT Health Houston, and UNTHSC, and MCAT 2015 strategies. Snacks & refreshments available.
GR 4.428
04/28
6-8pm
Application Seminar
This seminar will include detailed information about completing TMDSAS, AMCAS, AACOMAS and AADSAS applications. Separate presentations are scheduled for medical and dental applicants. We will also cover topics related to submission of other application documents such as transcripts and secondary applications.
CN 1.120
04/29
5-7pm
Application Seminar
This seminar will include detailed information about completing TMDSAS, AMCAS, AACOMAS and AADSAS applications. Separate presentations are scheduled for medical and dental applicants. We will also cover topics related to submission of other application documents such as transcripts and secondary applications.
SLC 2.303

March 2015

Date/Time Event Description Location
03/26
4-6pm
HPE and Application Portraits
If you're applying in Summer 2015, you will need a businesslike portrait to accompany your application. The HPE process also calls for a photo. HPAC has arranged for a third and final free portrait session. Anyone planning to apply to professional schools in 2015 is welcome to take advantage. There's no fee. Wear a businesslike outfit; dress jacket highly recommended.
UT Dallas Art Studio Building (AS)
Just west of the Jonnson building.

January 2015

Date/Time Event Description Location
01/23
3:30-5:30pm
General Admissions Orientation
Planning a medical or dental application in 2015? BEGIN HERE to participate in the Health Professions Evaluation process.
FN 2.102

December 2014

Date/Time Event Description Location
12/2
7-8pm
Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health Society meeting FN 2.102

November 2014

Date/Time Event Description Location
11/4
7:30-8:30pm
Pre-Dental Association meeting CN 1.120
11/7
3:30-5:30pm
General Admissions Orientation
Planning a medical or dental application in 2015? BEGIN HERE to participate in to Health Professions Evaluation process.
MC 2.410
11/12
7-8pm
Alpha Epsilon Delta meeting FN 2.102
11/14
3-5pm
Personal Statement Workshop
*Requires completed Personal Statement Prewrite, ~1 hour
CN 1.112

October 2014

Date/Time Event Description Location
10/7
7:30-8:30pm
Pre-Dental Association meeting FN 2.102
10/15
7-8pm
Alpha Epsilon Delta meeting FN 2.102
10/27
6:30-8:30pm
Discover UT Dallas (requires registration)
HPAC staff will be presenting and available for questions
FN 2.102

September 2014

Date/Time Event Description Location
9/3
7-8pm
Alpha Epsilon Delta meeting FN 2.102
9/4
11:30am-1:30pm
Resource Room Grand Opening!
Come help HPAC and Pre-Law to celebrate the opening of our newly expanded Resource Room.
FO 2.204
9/8
7-8:30pm
Health Organizations Students of America (HOSA) meeting CN 1.120
9/9
7-8pm
Pre-Dental Association meeting CN 1.120
9/11
7-8:30pm
Health Organizations Students of America (HOSA) meeting ECSS 2.102
9/13
7am–5pm
Alpha Epsilon Delta / HOSA : Savage Run
9/16 Post Baccaulaureate Pre-Health Society meeting
9/17
4-5pm
Tea Time with HPAC Advisors
Event for Pre-Health Living and Learning Communities
9/21
4-6pm
Discover UT Dallas (requires registration)
HPAC staff will be presenting and available for questions
Founder's Atrium
9/21
4-6pm
Health Organizations Students of America (HOSA) social Founder's Atrium
9/24
7:30-8:30pm
Pre-Optometry Professional Society meeting SU 1.614

Upcoming Events for Pre-Health Students Outside of UT Dallas

Date/Time Event Description Location
01/14/15
12-3pm
Healthcare Virtual Career Fair
Registration required
Online
01/16/15
4:00pm
7th Annual Symposium on Translational Research
No registration required
Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
01/16/15 & 01/17/15 Latino Medical Student Association Conference
Registration required
Any students who might be interested in minority health and current issues facing access & delivery of care. Conference goers will be educated on health issues that affect the Hispanic population so that we may become better physicians. Everyone is welcome! The cost is $5 for pre-meds/undergraduates.
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas
01/31/15
7:30am
4th Annual Pre-Medical Conference: Still I Rise: A Guide to Achieving a Career in Medicine
Registration required
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Houston, Texas
01/31/15
1-4pm
Global Health Student Conference
Registration required
The agenda will include a featured speaker, break out sessions, and student presentations. This is a great chance to converse with leaders in the field, as well as get a better idea of how you can improve global health through student work examples. Students will also receive a copy of the first edition of Home & Abroad, the student-organized global health journal.
UT Southwestern
Dallas, Texas
03/25/15 Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Information Session
Registration required
Qunnipiac University
Hamden, CT
03/28/15
03/29/15
GHIC 2015: Global Health & Innovation Conference Yale University, New Haven, CT
03/28/15 Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry Chapter of the Student National Dental Association annual “Impressions Day”
Registration required
This student-organized event is specifically to encourage and recruit students from disadvantaged, minority and underserved groups into the profession of dentistry; however, the group has always generously opened the opportunity to all.
Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX
04/06/15
3:00-6:00pm
Johns Hopkins University Health Professions Fair
Registration required
Baltimore, MD
04/07/15
2:00-5:00pm
University of Maryland Health Professions Fair
Registration required
College Park, MD
04/08/15
4:00-7:00pm
George Washington University
Registration required
Washington, D.C.
04/19/15
07/01/15
Summer Academic Enrichment Program
Application required
Richmond, VA
06/13/15 Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Information Session
Registration required
Qunnipiac University
Hamden, CT
06/15/15
06/17/15
The Ohio State University, I-DOC
Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers

Application required
(I-DOC) is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry. I-DOC provides hands-on activities in optics, ocular anatomy, and clinical optometry. Participants receive and observe ey examinations and gain a better understanding of the importance of diversity in health care. Thanks to underwriting by Vision Service Plan, there is no registration fee for the program. Also, all meals, housing, and activities are included. Airfare will be covered up to $500 for successful applicants.
The Ohio State University
06/17/15
06/19/15
University of California, Berkeley, Opto-Camp
Application required
The goal of Berkeley Optometry’s Opto-Camp is to introduce underrepresented and first-generation pre-health science majors to Optometry as a potential future career track and to prepare them to be successful applicants to optometry school. The objective of Berkeley Optometry’s Opto-Camp is to present a three-day in residence experience that will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist. There is a $125 program fee and a limited number of scholarships to waive the program fee per session, as demonstrated by financial aid.
University of California, Berkeley
07/13/15
07/17/15
Illinois College of Optometry, Focus on Your Future Annual Summer program
Application required
For underrepresented and minority undergraduate students. The program is a weeklong experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists. Students will be housed at no charge in our Residential Complex. There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.
Illinois College of Optometry
10/12/15 Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Information Session
Registration required
Qunnipiac University
Hamden, CT