Health Professions Advising Center

2014-2015 HPAC News & Events

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

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

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 - 12:00-3:00PM CST 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
01/31/15 - 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
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