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Pre-Professional Student Ambassadors - Application Open 

PPSA

The Pre-Professional Advising Office is looking for high achieving UGA undergraduate students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year that are pursuing professional programs to be a Pre-Professional Student Ambassador.

Pre-Professional Student Ambassadors (PPSA) will work directly with the Pre-Professional Advising Office to build an inclusive community for pre-health and pre-law students at UGA. The role of a PPSA is to connect students to campus resources, provide peer support, professional development opportunities, and guidance. Additionally, they will promote the Pre-Professional Advising Office across campus and work with campus partners for collaboration and outreach.

If interested in this opportunity, click on the link below to learn more about this program.

Application opens January 25, 2023, at 12:00 pm.

Application closes February 17, 2023, at 4:00 pm.

 

South College PA Information Session

SC 

South College - Atlanta campus will hold an information session via Zoom on Monday, January 30th, 2023, at 4pm. Samantha Stebbins, Admissions Coordinator for the Physician Assistant program will give an overview of their school, application/admission process, and provide helpful resources to upcoming applicants.

No registration is necessary. Students should come with prepared questions to ask following the presentation.

Zoom Link:https://zoom.us/j/98173909704
Meeting ID: 981 7390 9704

 

Pre-Med Mission Statement Workshop

MS

Are you planning to apply to medical school in the upcoming cycle? Do you dread thinking about writing your personal statement? Attend this Mission Statement Workshop on Monday, January 30th, from 5 PM – 6:30 PM via Zoom. The medical schools you will apply to have mission statements, and so should you.  Writing a personal mission statement will help you define and focus on your values and goals and help you determine if a medical school is a good fit for you. According to indeed.com, your mission statement assists you in “creat[ing] boundaries that make decision-making easier [and help you] to see whether your decisions align with your long-term goals.” This exercise will also help as you begin to craft your personal statement for your application.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdO2vqzooHdWvVrl07MaigM4JZP30EZqf   

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Introductory Pre-Med Orientation

MEd

The Pre-Professional Advising Office will offer an Introductory Pre-Med Orientation on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM via Zoom.  This introductory orientation is designed to provide freshman/sophomore pre-medical students and those recently deciding to have a premed intent with information concerning prerequisites, shadowing/volunteering, etc.

Register in advance for this meeting: Click here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Careers in Healthcare Series -
NP or PA: Which Career is Right for You?

NP

If you are considering a career in medicine and are torn between the role of physician associate and nurse practitioner this panel is right for you. Join us on February 6th at 6:00pm via Zoom as we explore the different responsibilities, scope of practice, approach to care, and knowledge required of nurse practitioners/physician associates and the differences between them.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/97014557006?pwd=TzdYUGZ2ODk5WmpJZXpPZFBUQ2Q5Zz09
Meeting ID:970 1455 7006
Passcode:543072

 

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Information Session 

NW

 Join us for an information session with an admissions representative from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law on February, 7th from 3pm-4pm via Zoom .  Learn more about the law school located in downtown Chicago. 

Zoom Link:https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/92057659830
Meeting ID: 9205 765 9830

 

Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine Information Session

TAM

Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine will hold an information session via Zoom on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023, at 4pm. Dr. Glennon Mays, Director of Recruitment and Student Services and Clinical Professor for large animal care will give an overview of their school, application/admission process, and provide helpful resources to upcoming applicants. Current Texas A&M veterinary students will be in attendance.

No registration is necessary. Students should come with prepared questions to ask following the presentation.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/97988215010
Meeting ID: 979 8821 5010

 

Trevecca Nazarene University PA Information Session

TPA 

Mason Mitchell, Enrollment Counselor for the PA program at Trevecca Nazarene University will facilitate an information session on Tuesday, February 7th from 5pm to 6pm via Zoom. During the virtual presentation, you will have the chance to learn more about the PA program, ask questions of the student panel, and faculty. Be prepared to ask questions. It is your opportunity to be noticed.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://forms.gle/crbEptEB8YRAJhd47

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Pre-Health Mentorship Panel

Mentor

Mentorship is an integral part of personal and professional success.

Join the Pre-Professional Advising Office and the UGA Mentor Program as they facilitate a panel of mentors in the health profession and pre-health mentees eager to share their experiences and guidance with you! The virtual panel will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., February 8. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for the UGA Mentor Program and match with a mentor following the panel. You must register to receive the Zoom link.

Registration Link:https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/1198732/share_preview

“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life.”  — Denzel Washington 

 

2023 Health Professions Fair

HP 

The Pre-Professional Advising Office will be holding a Health Professions Fair on Tuesday, February 28th from 11:00am-3:00pm in Tate Grand Hall .

The goal of the Health Professions Fair is to provide UGA Pre-Health students the opportunity to connect directly with admissions representatives from health professional schools across the country. Students are highly encouraged to stop by and chat with representatives from a variety of health care programs.

This is your opportunity to ask questions, show your interest and to learn more about all the different programs available. This Fair will include representatives from medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, allied health, physician associate, nursing, and pharmacy programs.

Click here for a list of registered programs

 

Health in South Africa Winter Break Program 2023-2024

SA 

The Office of Global Engagement and the Pre-Professional Advising Office are proud to offer our pre-health students an opportunity to study abroad in South Africa! The Health in South Africa Winter Break Program is intended for UGA students who plan to pursue careers in healthcare and who are working actively toward this goal.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the South African healthcare system through shadowing, guest lectures, round table discussions, tours of healthcare facilities, and other related activities. In addition to these experiences, participants will enroll in BIOL 4910 (Advanced Topics in Biology) for 3-credit hours.


BIOL 4910 - Topics in Biology

  • Gain perspective on international healthcare while also increasing your cultural competency
  • Engage with South African professionals within various areas of healthcare
  • Acquire new observational skills, analysis, and critical thinking through experiential activities

Application Opens: January 11, 2023 and closes March 5, 2023

Rolling Admissions - Apply Earlly!

SAF  

 

Click here for more information  


UGA Pre-Professional Planner

App

The Pre-Professional Advising Office (PPAO) is excited to introduce the UGA Pre-Professional Planner to enable pre-health and pre-law students the ability to keep track of their co-curricular experiences for their application cycle.  Learn more about the App here. 

  PPAO
  Download the UGA Pre-Professional Planner at the Apple Store here!