Event to provide details on medical careers
Anyone interested in pursuing a career in a medical-related field can gather information and talk with medical school representatives during a Pre-Health Conference on Feb. 23. Hosted by Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and its Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, the event at ASU’s West campus is set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the University Center Building at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix.
The third annual Pre-Health Conference will include breakout sessions and information tables featuring the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, A.T. Still University, Midwestern University, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Keck Graduate Institute, University of Medicine and Health Sciences at St. Kitts, and The Princeton Review. Breakout sessions will run from 9 to 11 a.m.
The day’s keynote presentation, from 11 a.m. to noon, will focus on the interview process for medical school admission. It will be led by representatives from ASU and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Presenters will discuss both individual interviews and the multiple mini interview (MMI) process.
Afternoon activities, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., will focus on mock interviews and personal statement preparation.
“This event provides a great opportunity for students in any major to find out about the medical career options and educational paths available to them once they complete a bachelor’s degree,” said Sue Lafond, academic success coordinator in the Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. “Attendees can learn more about various potential career paths, whether they plan to pursue an M.D. or D.O. degree or become a pharmacist, dentist, optometrist, or physician’s assistant.”
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