Pre-Health Opportunities

Watch this page for upcoming pre-health opportunties and events for CLA students.  Make sure to register if required.

Health Professions Week
September 26-30 

Health Professions Week (HPW), which will take place from September 26–30, is a free event for high school and college students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions. Counselors, advisors and parents are also invited to attend. HPW will include an online treasure hunt, on-campus events and two virtual fairs. Each event provides students with interactive opportunities to explore health-related education programs and careers. Students will learn about 19 health professions, talk directly with current health care practitioners and receive information about the educational requirements for each career. 
For more information, visit the website

Health Careers Fair 
Wednesday, September 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall 
The Health Careers Fair will feature UMN health professional programs, along with community organizations and pre-health student organizations. Event hosted by the Health Careers Center. 
For more information, visit the website

Webinar: So You Think You Know Dentistry?
Monday, October 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 
Everyone has their preconceived notions about what dentistry is. General dentists drill and fill, endodontists work under high magnification and “tinker” all day, orthodontists straighten teeth and OMFS operate. Well, similar to other professions, dentistry is constantly adapting, developing and advancing. This webinar will discuss some of the ways dentistry is evolving in scope with the help of technology to provide better oral health care to patients. This promises to be a very informative session and one that will enlighten attendees on trending and niche aspects of dentistry just in time for interview season. The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists. Webinar offered by the American Student Dental Association
Register online 

PA Education Minority Student Recruitment Fair 
Saturday, October 15, 2:00-5:00 p.m. 
Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
The recruitment event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the PA profession and what it takes to apply to PA school.
Register online 

Summer Opportunities

Visit the website for the National Association of Advisors for Health Professions, Inc. to learn about pre-health clinical and research opportunities for summer.