Letter of Recommendation Information Session

Students who are applying now to medical or dental school to begin in fall 2014 and need access to veCollect, should complete a request form to schedule an individual meeting to set up their account.

Students planning to apply in summer 2014 for the entering class of 2015 will be contacted in spring semester regarding the options for letters of recommendation.

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Personal Statement Session

In this workshop, students will learn about the purpose of the personal statement and things to consider when writing. Brainstorming is an essential part of preparing to write a personal statement. Through an interactive activity, students will begin the brainstorming process by reflecting on their past and current experiences. Advisors will also review common mistakes students make when writing and help students determine what experiences and personal characteristics are important to include in the essay.

Although personal statement workshops will be offered in the spring semester, advisors can assist students in formulating ideas for the personal statement. Students may make an appointment to discuss their motivation, experiences and activities as they relate to content to be shared in the personal statement. Please complete the Personal Statement Brainstorming form to do so.

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Health Careers Series: Allied Health Professions

Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 3:00p.m.
UIC Daley Library, room 1470

The College of Health Sciences at RUSH University will visit campus to share about various healthcare professions including a respiratory therapist and perfusionist. Individuals who practice in these various professions will share their experiences and how their work is a part of the healthcare environment.
Refreshments will be served during the event. Ample time will be provided to ask questions of the professionals.

To RSVP to attend the event, please sign up: Health Careers Series: Allied Health Professions

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Midwinter, KAPLAN

We have been informed that KAPLAN, on Friday at the Midwinter Pre-Dental Conference, will raffle off an absolutely FREE DAT COURSE, so for everyone who is going to be there, that is something great to expect!!


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Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Student National Medical Association (SNMA) student group each year coordinates and hosts HPREP.  HPREP aims to provide an added foundation and experience to those students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions, e.g. physician, nurse, physical therapist, or pharmacist.  Students will be able to see and hear minority health professionals discuss issues at the forefront of medicine, as well as have minority healthcare students interact with them on a regular basis.  HRPEP participants will have opportunities rarely experienced by the average minority undergraduate student.  These opportunities will include:


Immersion in the medical school curriculum

Performing basic medical physicals

Personal statement writing, mock interviews, and MCAT workshops

Observing a gross anatomy lab

Mentoring by healthcare students

Information on different health professions and fields of medicine


Application Requirements

Students with Minimum GPA of 2.0

We are looking specifically for students who come from backgrounds that are statistically underrepresented in the health care profession such as African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Nonetheless, all students interested in this program are more than welcome to apply.  This is a very fun program and previous students have really enjoyed it and very informative.   If a student has already participated in the program, they are not eligible to participate another year because the program is not significantly different from year to year.


The dates for HPREP will be: 01/05, 01/12, 01/19, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16 (Note that we will not have HPREP on 01/26)

9:00 AM – 12:00 pm at the Feinberg Campus in Downtown Chicago


All applications must be postmarked by Nov 30th, 2012. We do prefer online applications. 

To access the hard copy applications you can visit our website:  http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/diversity/programs/campus.html   (right panel) 

To apply online students can access the site here application please visit:   https://nufsm.wufoo.com/forms/hprep-student-application/

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Public Health Courses



PUBH Flyer – Spring 2013


Are you interested in learning more about public health? See the attached flyer for Public Health courses offered in Spring 2013

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” The Future of Illinois” A lecture by the Honorable Jim Edgar, Former Governor of Illinois Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

November 28th, 2012
Noon-12:50 pm
Lecture Center C3
This event is part of the Honors College Leadership Series, funded in part through the generosity of the Caterpillar Foundation and co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science.
We are limiting the luncheon to a maximum of twenty students to ensure that everyone in attendance can get the most from the experience. We will take the first twenty students to RSVP, giving top priority to students who can attend *both* the lecture and the luncheon. Even if you are not able to attend the luncheon, then please do try to attend the lecture and the Q&A/Discussion afterwards.
Kindly RSVP to Lisa Domkowski ( ldomkows@uic.edu) at latest by noon, Wednesday, November 21st. Confirm whether you are available for the lecture, the luncheon, or both.
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AADSAS Application

T he 2013 ADEA AADSAS application will open on June 4, 2012 and will close on February 1, 2013.  The base fee to apply to one dental school is $238 and each additional designation will be $80.

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Fall GRE Prep Course


Fall GRE Preparation Course

October 3, 2012-November 28, 2012
Classes meet on Wednesday evenings 5:30-8:00pm

GRE Preparation is a part of the Graduate Pre-Application/Admission Program (GPAAP) of the Urban Health and Diversity Programs HCOP at UICSPH. It is designed to assist prospective UICSPH applicants from underrepresented communities to prepare for the GRE exam. Participants will review the quantitative, verbal, and essay sections of the GRE in a structured and supportive environment.

GRE Prep Highlights:
1. An eight session Kaplan course, cost of materials $400
2. Kaplan guarantees participants an excellent instructor
3. Courses include 1 diagnostic test and 8 teaching sessions
4. GRE course books and supporting materials are provided
5. Online homework, classes, and quizzes covering both verbal and quantitative sections
6. Maximum class enrollment is 20 students

1. Be a current or future applicant to the UIC School of Public Health
2. Take the GRE within two weeks upon completion of the course
3. Complete all coursework
4. Complete all Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) on designated dates

5. Attend class sessions regularly
6. Complete an evaluation at the end of the course
7. Attend the Bi-Annual Conference on Career Opportunities for Minorities in Public health to be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at the School of Public Health.

For more information and to register for the course, call 312-996-7078 or email LCPineda@uic.edu

Payment is by money order only. No cash or personal checks will be accepted. Made payable to: UIC School of Public Health. In order to secure you seat in a class please submit your registration form and payment.


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Graduate and Professional School Fair

Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair

When: Thursday, October 4th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608.

Admission is FREE!

Meet more than 230 recruiters who will talk to you about their schools/programs, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities.

Whether you are interested in an MBA, Law School, Medical School, a PhD, Master’s program or other professional degree, you will find contacts from across the country and from abroad at the fair. Concurrent workshops will discuss admission to law school, graduate and professional programs, and specialized business programs. For a complete list of participating schools sorted by graduate fields of study, visit the Internet website


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