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Pre-Health Professions Week & Graduate Fair at Florida Atlantic University

Join us for Pre-Health Professions Graduate Week! A number of activities will be offered throughout the week for FAU students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Admission representatives will be in attendance from health related graduate schools and programs. Students will have the opportunity to meet admission representative from medical schools, dental school, pharmacy schools, veterinary schools, physician assistant programs, public health programs, graduate programs and more.

The week will kick off with hands-on health workshops and activities, facilitated by pre-health clubs and organizations. In addition, the activities will include medical student panels,  the opportunity to engage with physicians and health professionals, as well as a workshop on joining domestic violence and the opioids crisis.  The week will wrap up with a Candlelight Vigil Ceremony. 

Pre-health Professions Day will take place Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 12:00- 3:30 p.m. on the Sanson Life Science Building (SC) East Patio on the Boca Raton campus. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-Health Professions Day is an opportunity for FAU’s undergraduates, graduates and the community to talk personally with admission representatives from various health related graduate and professional programs. See below for more information.


Monday March 18th - 22nd, 2019

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Additional Pre-Health Week Informational Sessions can be found below:

Wednesday, March 20th
  • 4:30 pm -5:30 pm Ross - Veterinary - Location: BU 120
Thursday, March 21st
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Nova Southeastern University DO program- Location SE(43) 319B
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The University of Kentucky- Pharmacy – SE(43) 213
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm UMHS – MD - Location SE(43) 319B
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Ross University - DO - SE(43) 213
Friday, March 22nd
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Feik School of Pharmacy - SE(43) 319B
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am St Georges of London – SE(43) 213
  • 10:00 am -11:00 am The University of Florida – Pharmacy - SE(43) 319B
  • 10:00 am -11:00 am The University of Miami – Public Health/Graduate Programs - SE(43) 213
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Barry University - SE(43) 319B
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm St Georges – MPH, MD, DVM - SE(43) 213
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm FAU Test Prep - SE(43) 319B
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm Life University – Chiropractic- SE(43) 213
Please check back for any time/location updates
Schools Programs
Alabama College of Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
American University of the Caribbean Medical Doctor
Barry University Podiatric Medicine
Barry University Health Professions/Nursing/PA
Campbell University Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition
Feik School of Pharmacy-University of the Incarnate Word    Pharmacy
Florida Atlantic University  Test Preparation
Florida Atlantic University- College of Education Exercise Science & Health Promotion
Florida Atlantic University- College of Medicine Medical Doctor
Florida International University Physician Assistant
Florida International University Graduate Programs
Florida International University Medical Doctor
Florida State University Medical Doctor
Kaplan Test Preparation
Larkin University  Pharmacy
LECOM Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
LECOM Pharmacy
LECOM Medical Doctor
Life University Chiropractic
Loyola University of Chicago Medical Doctor
Midwestern University Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
National  University  of Health Sciences Chiropractic Medicine
National  University  of Health Sciences Naturopathic Medicine
National University of Natural Medicine Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
National University of Natural Medicine Graduate Programs
Nova Southeastern University Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University Medical Doctor
Nova Southeastern University Occupational Therapy
Nova Southeastern University Physical Therapy
Nova Southeastern University Pharmacy
Palm Beach Atlantic University Pharmacy 
Palm Beach Atlantic University Nursing
Ross University Sch  Med Medical Doctor
Ross University Sch Vet Med Veterinary
Saba University Medical Doctor
Scribe America Medical Scribe Program
St. George's University Public Health -Graduate Program
St. George's University Medical Doctor
St. George's University Veterinary
St. Georges University of London Medical Doctor
Trinity School of Medicine Medical Doctor
U. Medicine & Health Sciences Medical Doctor
Uniformed Services University Medical Doctor
University of Florida Pharmacy
University of Kentucky Pharmacy
University of Louisville Dentistry
University of Miami Public Health 
University of Pikeville Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
University of South Florida Medical Doctor
University of ST. Augustine Physical Therapy    
University of ST. Augustine Doctor & Master of Ocupational Therapy 
University of ST. Augustine Physician Assistant
University of ST. Augustine Speech-Language Pathology
University of ST. Augustine Health Administration -Graduate Program
University of ST. Augustine Health Science - Graduate Program
Via College of Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University-School of Dentistry Dentistry
Women in Distress Volunteer Opportunity

In association with the following Student Organizations

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Day 1 Hands-On Health Workshops

The Hands-On Health Workshop was an interactive session hosted by HOSA: Future Health Professionals and Blood Pressure Screening Association. During this activity, students were taught how to take a patient history and take blood pressure. This session introduces students to the basics of medicine necessary in any healthcare practitioner's daily routine. The purpose of this session was to give Florida Atlantic University students an overview of patient care. In addition, students were given the opportunity to learn more about other FAU student organizations and network with similar-minded students.

Day 2: Medical School Student Panel

The medical student panel presentation highlights FAU newly admitted students and alumni who are now in health professions programs such as medical, dental, PA, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The student panel discusses their undergraduate experience and the application process, interview process and first-year experience. Pre-health students were able to ask relatable questions from members of the panel. This year’s student panel consists of 17 medical students from different programs and universities.

Day 3: Physician & Health Professionals Panel

During the Physician & Health Professionals Panel, 16 professionals from a wide variety of careers, including medical, dental, veterinary, nursing, and physician assistant, spoke to students from Florida Atlantic University about their experiences in healthcare. The panelists not only spoke about their diverse upbringings and the obstacles in their lives leading up to their professional careers but also gave advice to students on how to overcome adversity and be good healthcare professional. "Never give up" was a common theme throughout the panel, which ultimately encouraged students to pursue their career of choice to its greatest extent. After the question and answer session, the panel was opened to questions from the audience, where students were able to ask more detailed and personalized questions.

Day 4: Pre-Health Professions Day

Pre-Health Professions and Graduate Day Fair takes place annually in the spring semester at Florida Atlantic University for students considering a health professions career. This year’s Pre-Health Professions Day Graduate School Fair consisted of 56 admission representatives from health-related graduate programs such as medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, etc. the representatives were able to meet with students and share valuable information and FAU students were able to network and ask valuable questions.

Day 5: Health Professions Workshops and Presentations

The morning from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, we continued with the informational sessions. Students were able to network and make connections with many health professions programs. Number of students in attendance 30-40

The final day of Pre-Health Professions week concluded of numerous activities coordinated by the student organizations with three awesome guest speakers from

Women in Distress and two of our very own physicians from the College of Medicine here at FAU. The workshops highlighted the domestic violence and the Opioids crisis facing South Florida and how this will affect future health care professionals.

The evening concluded with a Candlelight Vigil Ceremony led Mary Gorora, one of the founding members of AMSA, an FAU student organization. The candlelight vigil was in remembrance of those who have lost their lives or dealing with addiction and domestic violence

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