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WSU Health Professions Student Center Workshops

 

 

Workshops for all Pre-Health Focuses

 

Pre-Health Boot Camp*

This intense workshop will help get you focused and ready for what it takes to be a pre-health student. Learn how to start becoming a competitive applicant for your health professions program! Please visit https://healthprofessions.wsu.edu/bootcamp/ for more information.

*Mandatory for all incoming pre-health students!!!

Pre-Health Boot Camp is offered once at the beginning of Fall semester. If it’s your first semester at WSU and you are Pre-Health, you are required to attend this workshop.


Gaining Experience Workshop

Students learn how to go about gaining shadowing, volunteer, community service, and leadership experience necessary for professional school. The goal of this workshop is to inform students where to look for opportunities (at WSU and in their home town) and how to professionally request professional shadowing experience. The Gaining Experience Workshop is offered once a month. Appropriate for any pre-health student, but generally attended by 1st and 2nd years.


GRE Workshop

Students learn what the GRE is all about. We discuss how/when to register, strategies for taking the test, and resources for studying. The goal of this presentation is to give students all the information they need to sign up and begin studying.


Interview Basics Workshop

Learn the expectations of dress, speech and protocol when invited to interview for a professional health program in the US. Don’t wait to be invited for an interview before you attend – great for any junior or senior to attend.


Letters of Recommendation Workshop
Examples of bad, good, and outstanding letters of recommendation written by faculty. How to cultivate outstanding letters from your recommenders. Appropriate for all pre-health areas.


My Next Move

Have you decided that your current pre-health track is not doing it for you? Are you still interested in working with and helping people but do not know your options? This workshop will help you explore additional health careers. Open to all pre-health students


Small Group Interviews
Open to all professions. Do not wait to be invited for a professional school interview before practicing! If you are applying this season, this is for you. We suggest attending Interview Basics Workshop prior to this, and wearing your interview business professional outfit to the Small Group Interview (SGI). This workshop gives you the opportunity to practice your interviewing techniques. In these small and friendly group environments, you can learn from immediate feedback, and by listening to how others answer questions. A maximum of five (5) students are permitted in each session.

Workshops by Pre-Health Focus

 

Pre-Medicine Students

 

Personal Statement Workshop 

Are you applying to health professional programs soon? In this interactive workshop, you will learn about the purpose of the personal statement and how to write an engaging and effective essay. The presenter will also review common mistakes made when writing. It is never too early to think about writing your personal statement!


Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Workshop

Are you applying for professional school this cycle? Don’t wait to be invited for an interview to start practicing! Practice makes perfect. The workshop will provide a short overview of the MMI platform and its purpose, describe the types of questions often asked in this interview format and discuss the common mistakes participants make.  Following a brief presentation, students will participate in a mock MMI and then receive individualized feedback and notes on their performance.


Pre-Medicine Basics Workshop

This workshop is targeted for 1st year and sophomore Pre-Medicine students and will provide general information about the Pre-Medicine track at WSU. The presenter will cover timelines and checklists for working towards your medical school application and tools and tips for gaining various experiences and activities. Medical school applications are complicated and you can make it easier for yourself by gaining and logging experiences as a 1st year and sophomore student.


AACOMAS Application Workshop

This workshop is for juniors, seniors, and alumni planning to apply to osteopathic medical schools. The presenter will discuss the application timeline and fees, completing the AACOMAS and secondary applications, and the essays you will need to write. The presenter will walk you through the different sections of the AACOMAS application with a PowerPoint presentation.


AMCAS Application Workshop

This workshop is for juniors, seniors, and alumni planning to apply to allopathic medical schools. The presenter will discuss the application timeline and fees, completing the AMCAS and secondary applications, and the essays you will need to write. The presenter will walk you through the different sections of the AMCAS application with a PowerPoint presentation.


Anatomy of Your Application Experiences Workshop

Are you applying to Medical, Dental or Physician Assistant programs soon? In this interactive workshop, you will learn about the core preprofessional competencies that admissions boards are looking for in applicants and how to write about your experiences and activities in a reflective and thoughtful way.  This workshop will give you an excellent head start on your application!


Pre-Nursing Students

Nursing Basics Workshop 201: The Second Year and Applications

This workshop is for any pre-nursing student with more than 30 semester credits.  This workshop aims to inform these students about nursing schools and program considerations in greater detail.  How to better their application.  Recommendations and tips for various experiences and activities.  Nursing school applications can be intense, so we hope to empower students to be able to take on their applications with confidence and the belief that they are the best applicant they can be at that time.


Virtual Nursing Interview Workshop

Many professional schools are now using a virtual interview format, including the WSU College of Nursing.  This workshop will go over the process, tips for your interview, sample questions, and how to prepare for the interview.

Workshop offered 2-3 times per semester, close to interview dates.


Nursing Basics Workshop 101: The Foundation

This workshop targets our new and incoming pre-nursing students, or anyone with 30 or less semester credits.  We aim to give students a firm understanding and foundation of nursing schools and programs’ various requirements and expectations.  While, hopefully instilling confidence in a student’s considerations and knowledge, regarding their timeline and plan for application, the process, and procedures that follow.


Pre-OT Students

Occupational Therapy Application Workshop
This workshop is designed for juniors and seniors who are planning to apply to occupational therapy programs. The presenter will discuss the application timeline and fees, completing the OTCAS and secondary applications, and the essays you will need to write. The presenter will walk you through the different sections of the OTCAS application with a PowerPoint presentation. Alumni and reapplicants are welcomed!


Pre-Dental Students

Pre-Dental Basics Workshop

This workshop is targeted for 1st year and Sophomore Pre-Dental students and will provide general information about the Pre-Dental track at WSU.  The presenter will cover timelines and checklists for working towards your dental school application and tools and tips for gaining various experiences and activities.  Dental school applications are complicated and you can make it easier for yourself by gaining and logging experiences as a 1st year and sophomore student.


ADEA AADSAS Application Workshop

This workshop is designed for juniors and senior who are planning to apply to dental schools. The presenter will discuss the application timeline and fees, completing the ADEA AADSAS and secondary applications, and the essays you will need to write. The presenter will walk you through the different sections of the ADEA AADSAS application with a step-by-step PowerPoint presentation.

 


Pre-NEP Students

Why Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Workshop

This workshop is for students interested in Nutrition and or Exercise Physiology or a passion for human health.  We discuss the benefits of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology as a degree and what careers and opportunities are available to you through it.


Pre-PA Students

Pre-PA Basics Workshop

This workshop is targeted for 1st year and sophomore Pre-Physician Assistant students and will provide general information about the Pre-PA track. The presenter will cover the timeline for working towards your PA school application and tools and tips for gaining various experiences and activities. PA school applications are complicated, and you can make it easier for yourself by gaining and logging experiences as a 1st year and sophomore student.


CASPA Application Workshop

This workshop provides an in-depth overview of the CASPA application for admission to PA programs. Topics covered include the application timeline and fees; the different sections of the CASPA application and tips for completing them; and secondary applications. Intended audience:  Junior and senior Pre-Physician Assistant students and alumni who plan to apply or reapply to PA programs.


Pre-Pharmacy Students

Pharmacy Application Workshop

All students applying to pharmacy school for the upcoming cycle should attend.  We will cover completing PharmCAS and supplemental applications; the various deadlines within the application cycle; the PCAT; writing your essay; connecting with faculty; requesting letters of recommendation; practicing your interview; and how pharmacy schools make their final decisions for admission.


Pre-Pharmacy Basics Workshop

Get the inside scoop on pharmacy and learn how to be a successful candidate for admission to pharmacy schools.  Find out what you can be doing right now to enhance your chances for admission.  For new incoming students, or those new to the notion of wanting a career in pharmacy.


Pre-PT Students

Physical Therapy Application Workshop

This workshop is designed for juniors and seniors who are planning to apply to physical therapy programs. The presenter will discuss the application timeline and fees, completing the PTCAS and secondary applications, and the essays you will need to write. The presenter will walk you through the different sections of the PTCAS application with a step-by-step PowerPoint presentation.


 

Pre-Vet Students

Honors Vet Med Pre-Admit Information Session (7-Year Honors Program)
Come learn all about the Honors Pre-Admit Program, including the application timeline, admissions criteria and what’s expected if you are provisionally accepted.


Vet Med Application Information Meeting
If you are planning to apply to veterinary school this cycle, then you need to begin preparing to complete your application now (generally during your junior year). We will discuss: researching veterinary programs, GRE preparation, finishing your pre-requisites, completing the experience portion of the application, talking to references, and when/how to begin filling out your application.


VMCAS (Veterinary Medical College Application Service) Workshop
Students learn exactly what to expect from the VMCAS Application. We discuss each section of the application and helpful tips/instructions (transcript request, transcripts entry, explanation statement, academic history, eLORS, experiences, achievements, and supplemental questions). The goal of this workshop is to prepare students for the application process and proactively offer resources, instructions, and tips for areas of the application that can be a bit confusing.


Vet Med Interview Prep Workshop
If you are hoping for an interview with a College of Veterinary Medicine, please attend. We will discuss the types of questions to expect and how to prepare.