The Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advising team helps students interested in healthcare fields make informed decisions about their career goals and supports them as they prepare for the application and interview process. In his monthly blog, Director Wilmore Webley shares important advice for navigating this process.
I hope that you had an exciting and productive summer dotted with meaningful internships, volunteer work, research, and clinical experiences that will help make you an even more competitive candidate for your chosen health professions field.
I want to personally congratulate our seniors who will be graduating in just a few weeks. Many of you have already secured acceptances to health professions schools and might be in the process of securing places to live in the towns where you will be attending medical, dental, PA, or pharmacy schools. This is an exciting time for you, and we could not be more proud of your accomplishments.
Pre-health students often ask me if they should pursue research as opposed to getting clinical experience. In my opinion, this should not be the question. The question should be, what is the value added to my competitiveness as an applicant if I engage in meaningful research?
It is great to have you back on campus after the winter break, and I hope that you had a delightful time with friends and family. You might have noticed that Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advising has a new and improved website. We invite you to explore all the important information it holds for each of you.
I know that at this time in the semester your main focus is on completing your papers and final exams and then enjoying the holidays with your family. I also know that several of you will be taking the MCAT exam in January and yet others plan to do so sometime in the spring. I therefore wanted to share a few important pointers to help you make the most of your winter break and prepare for the next cycle.
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