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Health Programs Expo

Thinking about applying to medical school, dental school, or other healthcare programs? Wondering if your GPA is competitive, if you have enough clinical hours, or what you should do this summer?

Attend the Health Programs Expo on Monday, February 27, 2023 from 2:00-5:00pm in the PMU North and South Ballrooms! This is your chance to talk with admissions representatives from programs including medical, dental, physician assistant, physical and occupational therapy, optometry, public health, chiropractic, podiatry, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary medicine, post-baccalaureate programs, and more.

Visit the Pre-Professional Advising website for a list of participating programs. Questions can be directed to

How to Make the Most out of the Health Professions Expo

  • Attend the event even if you are a first-or second-year student. It’s never too early to learn about different professional schools and what they look for in competitive applicants!

  • Attend the event even if you are still exploring careers in healthcare. This is a great way to talk to representatives from many different healthcare programs (medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, optometry, chiropractic, podiatry, etc.) to learn what they have in common or how they differ.

  • Before the event, make a list of questions you have about professional school. Do you have any specific concerns regarding your academics, extracurricular activities, the impact of the COVID pandemic on your application preparation, etc.?

  • If you aren’t sure what to ask, consider these suggestions:

  • What is the mission of your school?

  • What makes your school unique?

  • What does a successful applicant look like at your school?

  • What is the range or average GPA and admissions test score of accepted applicants to your school?

  • What does your school do to promote diversity and inclusion?

  • What services or resources are available to students who need help?

  • What do you like to see an applicant do during a gap year?

  • Does your school offer any need based or merit scholarships or funding?

  • Talk to as many different school representatives as you can! Even if you aren’t certain you’d apply to a particular school, you can still learn a lot from talking to the representative.

  • Make an appointment with a Pre-Professional Advisor to talk about exploring or preparing for a career in healthcare! Visit us on the web at

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