2024 Spring Semester

Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Research Scholar Program Information Session
January 25, 2024: 12:20PM- 1:10PM, Hugel 225
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Join the Gateway Career Center and Health Professions Advising to learn about the LVHN’s Research Scholar Program, an eight-week internship and educational program for undergraduate students not planning on graduating prior to summer 2024. The program is scheduled to run from June 3 to July 26, 2024. Research Scholars work with mentors on a research or quality improvement project in the hospital network. Join us to learn how you can apply for this opportunity.

U.S. Army Medicine: Suture Clinic
January 24, 2024: 4:10PM- 6:30PM, RISC 104
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Learn common suturing skills and techniques and receive a brief overview of the U.S. Army’s Medical School Scholarship Program (HPSP). Please note we have limited spots available.

Virtual Personal Statement Workshop
January 29, 2024: 4:10PM- 6PM, Virtual
Registration Link (Zoom link available upon registration)

Join us to learn about useful tools and writing strategies that will help you get started on your personal statement. You will need to bring a draft of your personal statement for peer editing!

CV Workshop
February 09, 2024: 4:10PM-6PM, RISC 104
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Hosted by the Pre-Health Society Club

Learn how to write an effective CV.

Virtual Health Professions Alumni Panel on Growth Year Experiences
February 22, 2024: 7PM- 8PM, Virtual
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Join the Lafayette alumni as they share with us their experiences of taking a glide year experience after matriculation to health professions school and get inspired!

Health Professions School Interviews
February 23, 2024: 12:30PM- 1:15PM, RISC 104
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Join us as we discuss general strategies and tips in preparation for interviewing at health professions schools.  Hosted by the Gateway Career Center and Health Professions Program.

Gracedale Nursing Home Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) training program information session
February 27, 2024: 12:15PM- 1PM, Acopian Engineering Center 306
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Join us for this information session by Gracedale Nursing Home as they speak about the opportunity to complete a free CNA course!  Hosted by the Gateway Career Center

Virtual Ross University School of Medicine Information Session
March 18, 2024: 5:10PM, Virtual
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Join us to learn about the admissions process for Ross’s MD program.

LVHN Interactive Training
March 23, 2024: 9AM-1:15PM
Registration Link, $20 refundable deposit

Lehigh Valley Health Network Center for Healthcare Education and its partners will be hosting an interactive training event for health professions students with a focus on substance use, mental health & violence prevention. This event will be held at the LVHN Center for Healthcare Education in Center Valley, PA.

 2024 Philadelphia/Main Line Health Profession School Expo
March 25, 2024: 4PM- 6PM, Saint Joseph’s University (Campion Hall)
Registration Link (Register by March 4, 2024)

One of the best ways to learn about graduate schools/programs and their admissions requirements is to attend a career fair. Travel with us to the Expo so you can connect in person with admissions representatives from across the country. The health professions fields that will be represented are medicine, dentistry, physician assistant studies, optometry, physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, public health, nursing, and armed services.

 

2023 FaLL Semester

Salus University Information Session
December 11, 2023: 5:10PM- 6:10PM, Virtual
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Join the Gateway Career Center and Health Professions Advising for a virtual presentation from Salus University’s admissions team.  Learn about their health science programs including: Physician Assistant, Audiology, Optometry, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Orthotics & Prosthetics, Post-Bacc Health Sciences, and Blindness & Low Vision Studies. This session is open to Lafayette students of all majors and class years, as well as students from the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) consortium.  Please be sure to click “register” in Handshake to receive the Zoom link directly from Salus: https://lafayette.joinhandshake.com/events/1436945/share_preview.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Information Session
November 8, 2023: 12:00PM- 1:00PM, RISC 262
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Meet an admissions representative to find out about the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and its clinically focused, collaborative graduate school programs and degrees (e.g. Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Biomedical Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies programs, etc.).

Study Abroad Information Session for Health Professions Students
November 2, 2023: 5:10PM- 6:00PM, RISC 104
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Did you know that you can study abroad and still be on track with your pre-requisite coursework for a health professional school? Have you been wondering what other courses you can take while abroad that will leverage your application to these schools?  Join us at this session to learn about specific study-abroad programs that have been popular with our Lafayette students.

Health Professions Junior and Senior Application Meeting
November 1, 2023: 12:00PM- 1:00PM, Hugel 100
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Join us as we discuss the nuts and bolts of what it will take to launch your campus health professions application.

Health Professions Junior and Senior Pre-application Meeting
October 4, 2023: 12:00PM- 1:00PM, Hugel 100
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Are you thinking about what your next steps are to apply to medical school? Are you deciding which remaining courses will enhance your application to veterinary or dental school? How to judge your competitiveness honestly? This session is designed to provide you with the information that will help you make decision about your readiness to enter the campus application process this Spring.

Health Professions virtual open house
September 27, 2023: 7:00PM- 8:00PM, Virtual
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Health Professions Advising is collaborating with our Alumni Relations Office and Gateway Career Center to help keep you connected across the country! As part of this year’s Homecoming effort, HP is once again hosting alumni from all walks of health professions for YOU, OUR STUDENTS to meet and greet!  We were fortunate to secure Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM EST for our 60-minute informal networking breakout sessions with alumni who work in a huge array of health-related careers as well as those currently enrolled in or interviewing for admission to a health professional school. This is a great opportunity for you to speak with our health professions alumni about their career paths, specialty, and experiences. Don’t miss it!

Second Year Information Session
September 13, 2023: 12:00PM-1:00PM, Hugel 100
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Are you considering a career in the Health Professions?  Come learn where you need to be in preparing your application to medical, podiatry, dental, veterinary or optometry school. We will cover updated required coursework information, application timeline and important resources. We will also offer advice on related activities that will enhance your application portfolio. And if you are still not quite certain what area of health professions interests you, we can direct you to guidance as you consider pathways and sort out allied health fields on the way to making sound decisions.

One more important point: We could use your help!  Let’s work together to make sure everyone who might have interest can attend this talk–we want to be sure no one misses the program! So share this information with classmates and invite your friends who are sophomores…and who might be considering health professions.  They may not yet be on our HP distribution list. Help us support them and you together.

First Year AND TRANSFER STUDENTS Information Session
September 1, 2023: 12:00PM-1:00PM, Hugel 100
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Are you considering a career in the Health Professions? Come learn what it takes to get started on your journey to medical, podiatry, dental, veterinary, or optometry school. Not quite certain what area of health professions interests you?  We can also direct you to guidance on sorting out allied health fields and ways to help you make decisions. This session will include a 30–45-minute presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers.