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We have a new format for the 2018-19 school year! All annoucements will be posted as blog posts on our website. We will still link to the current items in this weekly newsletter, but on the blog website, you will be able to sort posts by category and by health professions tags. This will also allow us to reduce the Newsletter to one email each week.

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*NEW* Changes to Walk-ins After Spring Break

Our department is changing from “Walk-In Advising” during registration (March 11 through April 19) to “Express Advising.” 

Express Advising is for scheduling questions only and will be held each weekday, Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm. This advising is open to any Penn State student for help in planning their schedule for Summer and/or Fall 2019.

For more detailed questions and more serious matters, please plan to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a PreHealth or Eberly College of Science adviser during that time.

Health Professions Group Advising

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, Penn State PreHealth Advising offer a series of group advising sessions.
NEW for the 2018-19 school year: Students considering medical, dental, podiatry, and physician assistant professions must attend a Med Prep or PA Prep group advising session prior to meeting one-on-one with PreHealth Advising.

Group Advising sessions occuring in the next few weeks:

  • Gap/Glide Year Seminar: Thursday, March 14, 6:00-7:00pm in 201 Thomas
  • PA Applicants: Tuesday, March 19, 6:00-7:00pm in 201 Thomas
  • Medical Appilcants: Wednesday, March 20, 6:00-7:15pm in 201 Thomas
  • PA Prep: Monday, March 25, 6:00-7:00pm in 260 Willard

Desciptions of sessions and the full Spring 2019 schedule can be found here: http://sites.psu.edu/sciadvising/2018/12/06/spring-2019-health-professions-group-advising/

Current Applicant Information

Committee Letter Information: 


Personal Statement Help: 


Recent AAMC Announcements:


*NEW* Post-MCAT Survey Results from the AAMC:



Jobs & Internships


Volunteer Opportunities


Summer Programs


Early Admissions Opportunities


Seminars and Workshops




Fairs and Open Houses




Research Experience






Academic Resources


Scholarships and Grants


Year-Round Opportunities

Opportunities available year-round can be found on this page:

Such opportunities include:

  • Offical Calendars from Health Professional Organizations (AAMC, ADEA, etc.)
  • Information regarding Health Professions Group Advising Sessions
  • Information regarding the Committee Letter process
  • Donations for test prep books (MCAT, DAT, PCAT)
  • Medical Scribing positions
  • Other continuous job postings


Newsletter Updates

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