Health Professions Events
Please refer to the weekly Health Professions Advising Newsletter for up-to-date events and virtual shadowing opportunities. The newsletter is sent weekly to all who subscribe to the Health Professions Advising Program. Subscribe here.
Past Events and Recordings
HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISING FOR FRESHMAN (Class of 2025)
Listen to this recording to learn about the options you have as a new college student to engage in the process of exploring the health professions. SJU has many opportunities for you to become involved and gain some exposure to health careers so you can make a good decision for your future.
HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISING FOR SOPHOMORES (Class of 2024)
Listen to this recording to learn about the options and support available to you have here at SJU to engage in the process of exploring the health professions. Included are specific suggestions to get you engaged in a variety of activities to enhance your understanding of and increase your exposure to healthcare career options and how to gain experience. Fr. Al Ochasi joins us to explain the opportunities available through the SJU Institute of Clinical Bioethics by choosing to minor in Healthcare Ethics and/or by volunteering with the Health Promoters Program.
View Institute of Clinical Bioethics PowerPoint
PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE INFORMATION SESSION
Listen to this recording to learn about the variety of health professions programs our City Avenue neighbor offers! Programs include options in Medicine (DO), Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Forensic Medicine as well as additional Masters, PsyD and PhD programs in Professional and Applied Psychology.
SJU and SKMC (JEFFERSON MEDICAL SCHOOL) SCHOLARS PROGRAM PRESENTATION
Interested in pursuing medical school? Also interested in supporting individuals on the autism spectrum? Listen to Kelly Ryan, a current senior who will begin her MD program at Jefferson in Fall 2022 and Dr. Joseph McCleery, Assistant Professor of Psychology, discuss this unique program and amazing opportunity for just the right student(s). Prerequisites include:
- Major or minor in Autism Behavioral Studies
- 3.5 GPA
- Clinical hours working with individuals with autism
Health Professions Advisory Committee Meeting (HPAC)
Interested in applying to one of the following health professional programs in the coming year: medical, dental, optometry, veterinary and podiatry? Learn about the HPAC process designed to support you with your formal application process.
Presenters for this session include: HPAC Faculty Co-Chairs, Dr. Matt Nelson and Dr. Eileen Sullivan, as well as Health Professions Advisor, Lisa Hansinger.
Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre Health Honor Society Induction (Oct 23rd, 2021)
Watch our celebration of several students as they are inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta!
Gap Year Options, Alumni Share Their Experiences
Many SJU alumni took a gap year before going to medical school, nursing school, PA school, dental school, PT/OT school, or starting other allied health programs. The Institute of Clinical Bioethics, in collaboration with Health Professions Advising offer suggestions on how to make it a rewarding year.
Alumni share their experiences in: NIH Research, Clinical Research, Post-Bac Programs, Public Health, Scribe America, ACE/SJU Program, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry, etc.
MCAT Test Prep
Representatives from Examkrackers and The Princeton Review discuss the different MCAT Test Prep options for college students.
Medical Admissions Panel
Listen to admissions experts discuss their input on how to successfully apply to a variety of health professional schools". Representatives include Kevin Zajac from PCOM, Bonnie Emilius from Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Aimee Viggiani from USciences and Kara Fraiman from Penn Dental. The panel is moderated by Dr. Louise Russo, Director of Health Professions at Villanova University.