November 26, 2018

Health Professions update from Academic Advising

Welcome back to the final push of the semester.

  1. UNC Health Professions Advising
  2. Pre-Dental Webinar Nov. 28: The “The Many Faces of Dentistry”
  3. UNC School of Nursing BSN Information Session
  4. Pre-Med Winter Break course
  5. 3 ways medical schools are embracing gamification

  1. UNC Health Professions Advising

Lindsay Lang is happy to meet with students interested in any health profession in G007/G008 Steele from 9:00am – 5:00pm on the following dates:

Wed, Dec5, Thurs, Dec 6, Wed, Dec 12, Thurs, Dec 13


Dr. Peter Gilligan can be contacted at  by juniors or seniors who are applying to med or PA school.  He will be available Nov 26-Dec 17 MWF between 4 and 6 PM by appointment only. Because he will be on clinical service, he will need to meet with students in his hospital office.


Dr. Janne Cannon is not located in Chapel Hill, and will interact with students via email and phone.  Send her an email indicating your class, major, and questions you wish to discuss, at


Drs. Jean and Peter DeSaix will be holding hours on Tuesdays from 1-5pm in G007 and G008 on the Ground floor of Steele Building.  Peter will also hold hours on Wednesday from 1-5.  They are happy to meet with students interested in any health profession.


Dr. Tony Hilger, a long-time health professions advisor, will meet with students on Mondays from 9:00am-4:30pm in Steele G007/G008. He is happy to meet with students interested in any health profession.

  1. Pre-Dental Webinar Nov. 28: The “The Many Faces of Dentistry”


Did you know that dentistry offers professional opportunities beyond the dental chair? Join us and discover your “Eureka!” moment. Attend our FREE webinar on Nov. 28 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time to hear from three dentists who opted to take their careers outside the dental office. Expand your knowledge of the dental professions, and learn about three exciting, diverse and rewarding career paths that might be a good fit for you!

Our panelists include:

Sayo Adunola, D.D.S., M.P.H., from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

James DiMarino, D.M.D., M.Ed., from the American Dental Education Association.

Edmond R. Hewlett, D.D.S., from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!  Register today.

  1. UNC School of Nursing BSN Information Session

Thurs, Dec 6 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Fox Auditorium – Carrington Hall


Interested in Nursing? Join us for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing information session to learn more about the BSN program, requirements, application process, and more. Current students, faculty, and admissions staff will be available to answer questions.

RSVP here.

  1. Pre-Med Winter Break course

What are you doing this winter break? Interested in participating in a two week hands on Pre-Med course in Emergency and Wilderness Medicine? Join us for our January Pre-Med course! Come explore the great outdoors and learn from physicians who work around the world.  The class, taught by University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM) faculty, is a backstage pass to the world of medicine. The first week of the class is on the SOM campus in Aurora, Colorado with a focus on emergency medicine, medical careers, and med school admissions.  It includes lectures, ED shadowing, labs (ultrasound, suturing, cardiac dissection, etc.), and scenarios, as well as talks by SOM Admissions officers and faculty leaders.  The second week is held up at camp up in the Rockies and the focus is on wilderness medicine with snowshoeing and optional nights out in a snow cave.  The class runs from January 2-13, 2019 and you have the opportunity to earn Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications.

We are offering a special discount for our January Pre-Med course of $150 off registration until December 15.

Use the code: JAN19CO for $150 off registration.  Go to this link to register

  1. 3 ways medical schools are embracing gamification

Role-playing games, “escape rooms” and virtual reality are putting a new twist on med school. Find out more about innovative gamification ideas for medical education.

Read more at AMA Wire®.