November 4

Spring registration is upon us!  Here’s how to connect with Health Professions Advising during this busy time:

Drop-in hours will be available November 4th – November 15th.  Drop-in for a quick question about pre-requisites or application planning between 1:30 – 4:00.  Students should continue to partner with Academic Advising for questions regarding major/minor and graduation requirements.

Dr. Tony Hilger joins us during registration and offers appointments on selected days.  His calendar can be viewed here, so take sign up for an apppointment to take advantage of his many years of experience as a Health Professions Advisor.

There are 2 more Navigating Your Pre-Med Path workshops this semester. These workshops are designed for any student who is new to a Pre-Med path at UNC, or who may be seeking a general overview of what a path can look like.  First Year Students are advised to attend before scheduling an appointment.  Sign up on the Health Professions Advising website for one of these sessions:

  • November 12, 2019, Genome G200
  • November 21, 2019, Genome G200

  1. Register for AHSC 200 to explore Allied Health professions!
  2. BIOL 118:  Pursing Health Professions
  3. ECU Dental School Information Session and Tour
  4. Med School Student Panel at Carolina Pre-Med Association meeting TOMORROW
  5. NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Open House events:  Virtual and in-person, Nov. 15th
  6. Health Humanities Grand Rounds with Marion Quirici, Ph.D
  7. Hearts for the Homeless International seeks new student leaders
  8. UNC Global Passport Drive
  9. Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in Health Equity
  10. Getting Involved in Research:  workshop TOMORROW
  11. Clever Endeavor:  Mentor partnership between Duke and UNC
  12. MCAT prep with Examkrackers:  Free online CARS session

Register for AHSC 200 to learn more about careers of Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists, as well as other careers in areas of Medical Imaging, Speech and Hearing Science, Clinical Lab Science and Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling!

This course is designed to provide the undergraduate learner exposure to the allied health professions through utilization of a longitudinal case-based approach to introduce and explore roles, duties, career opportunities, and educational requirements for a variety of allied health professions. To ensure an interprofessional perspective, instructors from each of the represented allied health professions will deliver content pertaining to their respective profession. First-year and second-year undergraduate students are given preference for enrollment.  1 credit.  pass/fail.


Register for BIOL 118:  Pursuing Health Professions to help plan your path, and prepare to apply!

This course will provide guidance to plan a path toward a profession of interest by selecting appropriate course, service, and research opportunities to include in a portfolio useful in completing applications. Application preparation and interview skills will be addressed for health professions programs such as allopathic and osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, and many others.  1 credit.  pass/fail.


The ECU School of Dental Medicine invites you to attend the Fall 2019 Information Session and Tour, which will be held on Friday, November 15th at 3PM. The info session will be available in a live webinar format as well, for those that cannot make the physical trip. Registration is required and is due by November 8th.  Register here.  All questions and concerns should be addressed to sodmadmissions@ecu.edu.


Carolina Pre-Med Association is hosting a Med School Student Panel at their next meeting TOMORROW, November 5th, 6-7pm in Chapman 201!


NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Open House – In Person or Online, Nov. 15th 2-4pm

The NYITCOM admission staff at both Old Westbury, New York and Jonesboro, Arkansas have been developing wonderful On-Campus and Virtual Visits to engage with aspiring Future DOctors and those wanting to learn more about osteopathic medicine and all our robust academic dual-degree programs (DO/PhD, DO/MBA, DO/MS BS/DO), clinical, research and community engagement that is taking place on both campuses.

We warmly invite you and your interested premedical students to visit with us, in person or virtually, at our upcoming events at both campuses:

Spaces are limited!

NYITCOM Old Westbury, NY (Long Island) Rockefeller Building – Auditorium
Friday, November 15, 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm Livestream! 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Registration and more information


Health Humanities Grand Rounds with Marion Quirici, Ph.D.

  • Disability Studies: Rewriting Democracy
  • Tuesday, November 5
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm
  • HHIVE Lab (Greenlaw 524)
  • Light refreshments will be provided!

Marion Quirici, Ph.D., is Co-director of the Health Humanities Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, and a Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program. In addition to teaching writing courses on topics of disability, neurodiversity, representation, and literature, she directs an interdisciplinary faculty working group called the Disability and Access Initiative, and serves as faculty advisor to the student group Duke Disability Alliance.

About the Talk: The writing classroom is a staging ground for the skills of empowered democratic engagement. In this talk, Dr. Quirici will discuss her experiences designing and supervising publicly engaged writing assignments that get college students involved in disability justice activism in the campus and local communities.She will share examples of pathfinding student work across genres and media, and argue for the potential of disability studies to redefine concepts of citizenship, community, and democracy.

Save the Date: HHIVE is partnering with the UNC SOM Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development and the School of Medicine Well-Being Committee to present visiting professor Dr. Danielle Ofri, NYU Professor of Medicine and best-selling author. She will give two talks:

–      November 19 at 4:00 pm: Surviving Medicine in the 21st Century, Kirkland Auditorium

–      November 20 at 7:00 am: Grand Rounds: Medical Error, Bondurant G100

Please contact Emily Long (eslong@live.unc.edu) with any questions.


Hearts for the Homeless International is a student-led organization looking for interested students to join the cause. Its mission is to contribute to the health and well-being of the homeless population through heart health education events and free screening opportunities. This opportunity offers leadership development, clinical hours, and active civic engagement. Contact Kayla Ferro (kferro09@gmail.com) for more information.


UNC Global Passport Drive

The next passport drive will take place Nov. 13 and Nov. 14 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on the fourth floor of the FedEx Global Education Center.

Support for Eligible First-Year and New Transfer Students
The Passport To GO! program offers qualified UNC-Chapel Hill first-year and new transfer students the opportunity to receive funding for their first passport. For more information, please visit the Center for Global Initiatives website. The deadline for fall 2019 has passed.

For questions about the event, please email melissa_mcmurray@unc.edu.


Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in Health Equity

The Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in Health Equity, sponsored by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the Health Disparities Program, will share research aimed at understanding and addressing health inequities. Factors such as race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status should not play a role in how healthy we are or the services we receive; yet social determinants of health – where people live, work, play and worship do influence health. Nov. 5 and Dec. 3, 2 p.m., Health Sciences Library, Room 307.


Getting Involved in Research:  workshop TOMORROW

Getting Involved in Research:  Tuesday, November 5th, 5-6:30pm, 2nd floor Hub Space Davis Library

In this workshop, you will learn how to enter the research community at UNC, including resources for identifying research opportunities, identifying faculty mentors and how the Office for Undergraduate Research can support your research efforts. The workshop will include a student panel discussing how they got involved in research and a faculty panel to discuss what faculty look for in students to mentor. This workshop will fulfill a Carolina Research Scholars workshop requirement.

Complete registration form Here for the November 5 workshop.


Clever Endeavor training dates:  Mentor partnership with Duke and UNC

Clever Endeavor is a seven Saturday mentorship student organization whose aim is to direct the youth of Durham and Chapel Hill in a positive direction of development. Partnered with Duke, our mentors seek to instill in at-risk youth in 4th and 5th grade the importance of the Positive Youth Development Model’s five C’s: Competence, Character, Connection, Confidence, and Caring.

Through this mentorship program, C.E. aims to form a lasting connection among Duke, UNC, and elementary schools across the Durham and Chapel Hill communities. C.E. hopes to help children realize that hopes to help children realize that they are valued and they are the best thing that the world has to offer. C.E. seeks to bolster a child’s natural talent of curiosity and inquisitiveness, as well as understanding the developmental milestones of 4th and 5th graders, to promote in children a sense of positive identity, self-determination, empowerment, belief in their future, and prosocial involvement.

Dates:  1/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11-1pm.  Contact President Cami Czejdo at camic@live.unc.edu


MCAT prep with Examkrackers:  Free online CARS session, Nov. 8th

Join us for a FREE CARS (Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section) webinar where we will teach our PROVEN CARS technique and work through a sample lesson with explanations and clarity. This is an interactive lesson where you can ask questions too!!

Register Here: https://bit.ly/36lh3E0

Seats are limited!!

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