Spring Application Seminar online for students & alumni!

GEN ST 297A (14649) Spring 2020

 Applying to Health Professional School (Online)

Instructor: Dan Poux, Career & Internship Center, MGH 134, danpoux@uw.edu

When: Tuesdays 2:30-4:20

Click here to connect each week: https://washington.zoom.us/j/463404025

Meeting ID: 463 404 025

This seminar is designed for UW students and alumni who are planning to apply to graduate-level health professional programs. Online sessions in Zoom will include small group discussion and feedback on draft application materials, short lectures, and conversations with admissions representatives from medical and dental schools.

Seminar participants will be able to:

  • Identify salient criteria for choosing target schools
  • Articulate personal fit with their health profession of interest
  • Prepare a compelling application to a health professional program

This is a one-credit seminar graded as Credit/No Credit. Students who score 80 or more points out of a possible 100 points will receive credit. Students’ scores include points for participation (three points per class session) and five writing assignments (10-20 points each).

Date: Topics:
3/31 Seminar Overview
Application processes & timelines
4/7 Identifying your Dependable Strengths
4/14 Writing about your clinical experience
4/21 Writing about your research experience
4/28 Writing about your leadership experience
5/5 Peer Editing your Activities
Writing the Personal Statement
5/12 Getting Great Letters of Recommendation
5/19 Peer Editing Personal Statements
Identifying Target Schools & Demonstrating a Good Fit
5/26 Financing Health Professional School
6/2 Acing the Interview


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