Health Profession School Admissions Officers Visit Meredith College

Meredith College Science and Mathematics Building

Meredith College students interested in health professions were able to listen to perspectives from six North Carolina health professions schools during a recent event sponsored by the Pre-health Professions Advising Committee and Meredith Association of Pre-health Profession Students (MAPPS).

The November 11 panel discussion and networking event featured deans or admissions directors from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, School of Dental Medicine at ECU, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Campbell University's Physical Therapy Program, Methodist University Physician Assistant Program and Duke University School of Nursing.

The panelists shared information with more than 50 Meredith pre-health students, and provided advice regarding strategies for success, and answered student questions pertaining to admissions tests, interviewing skills, personal statements, job-shadowing and gap-year strategies. Students who attended the event described it as highly informative, eye-opening, and encouraging.

The Pre-health Professions Advising Committee provides information and opportunities for all Meredith students who seek admission into health-profession programs. MAPPS provides pre-health profession students with opportunities and resources for success. In Fall 2013, MAPPS has helped organize admissions-test study groups, personal statement workshops, a peer-health education program, and mobilized a Meredith College team that raised money for diabetes research.

Meredith students who would like to join MAPPS or learn more about the Pre-health Professions Advising Committee should contact Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Karthik Aghoram at aghoramk@meredith.edu.

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