Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Friend for Rachel

Are you a pre-health student seeking a unique experience and direct contact with patients?

“A Friend for Rachel” affords students with professional interests in healthcare with a unique learning experience and volunteer opportunity.  Students provide ongoing companionship to people with early-stage dementia.
Currently, 5.4 million Americans (1 person every 68 seconds) are diagnosed with dementia.  As a “friend,” you can:
·         Help people with early-stage dementia continue to enjoy their interests, stay active, be involved in meaningful activity, develop new relationships, and avoid isolation.
·         Help provide respite time for their family caregiver.
·         Gain a thorough understanding of a very complex disease, which is considered a public health crisis.
·         Develop a meaningful relationship with a person with dementia.
“Friends” must commit to:
·         Spending 3-4 hours/week for with a person with early-stage dementia, for at least 1 semester
·         Participating in research being conducted on the impact of the project on all participants.
·         Participating in a series of 4 didactic and experiential learning workshops as well as ongoing supervision provided by experts in the field.  Workshop dates are 2-4pm, Sundays: Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 28, Dec. 2
Some of topics covered in training sessions include:
·         Understanding dementia and cognitive impairment
·         Understanding caregiver burden
·         Pursuing quality of life and meaningful activity tailored to the individual utilizing art, music, horticulture
·         Effective communication skills for interacting with patients and families
·         Understanding behaviors and why they have meaning
To participate:
·         Please contact for the application and submit it no later than Thursday, September 20th to: 
 Jill Goldman   |  Amy Trommer

Interview with us: you will be contacted with details after application submission

Occupational Therapy Virtual Fair

The Occupational Therapy Virtual Education Fair will be held September 19 from 10 AM to 7 PM EST. The fair allows you to learn more about the graduate programs you're interested in, chat with faculty and staff, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process. Attend the fair online from anywhere! The event is free for all prospective students.

To learn more and register:

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Penn's Pre-Health Programs

Penn's Pre-Health Programs offer customized curricula

At the University of Pennsylvania's Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs, we provide flexible and dynamic courses, research experiences and clinical opportunities for students preparing for their professional health careers. 

Programs include:
  • Core Studies: Foundational academics for students with a limited science background 
  • Specialized Studies: Tailored coursework for students who possess a significant background in the sciences
Many of our students don't fit neatly into the typical sets of courses in either track, and we work with them to craft a full profile of classes needed for a successful medical, dental, veterinary or nursing school application.
We also offer a breadth of support services, including committee letter writing, application material management, peer interest groups and personal advising. Our individualized support has led to an outstanding placement rate for our students.
To learn more about our individualized Pre-Health Programs options, register for our virtual information session on September 18, 2018 from 5-6 p.m. You are also welcome to contact me directly if you have questions.


Jackie McLaughlin, MS, RD, LDN 
Director, Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs
College of Liberal and Professional Studies
University of Pennsylvania

(215) 898-7326

Physician Expo, Scientific Poster Presentation Annual Meeting and Benefit

Physician Expo, Scientific Poster Presentation
Annual Meeting and Benefit
Date:  Sunday October 7th 2018
Poster Presentations and Skills Session:  11am-12pm
Event Time: 12pm-4pm

Categories: Basic Science, Clinical, Public Health
For: Premed/high school seniors/college students, medical students, healthcare professional students, residents and fellows. 

Educational Objectives:
Develop and improve presentation and interview skills   
Gain a better understanding of Scientific and Research Presentations Participate in activities and discussion with physicians and other healthcare professionals on issues impacting the community.
For Participation and further information contact your organization advisor or  Deadline for acceptance of applications is September 10th 2018.

Global Physicians Network Foundation
Connect, Care and Contribute for the wellbeing of the community
Engage, Educate and Empower healthcare professionals and the community

Monday, September 10, 2018

Upcoming Event: Interviewing for the Health Professions

Join Dr. Amanda Dye, Senior Associate Director, Health Professions Advising, for a presentation and workshop on interviewing for the health professions. We will discuss pre- and post-interview etiquette, what to expect on the interview day, interview formats, common questions, and more. All prehealth students and alumnae are welcome, and current applicants to health professions schools are especially encouraged to attend!

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beyond Barnard Library (Elliott Hall, 2nd Floor)

Register via Handshake: