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Health Professions Advising [HPA] events calendar

EVENTS ARE VIRTUAL FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY:
In accordance with the Virginia Tech COVID-19 information for the university community and plans for fall semester, all events are real-time virtual or on-demand videos.

HPA 101: General Information Session

  • For: All VT students potentially interested in health professions.
  • What: HPA services and the path to gain entrance to a graduate health program.
  • When to attend: As soon as you have an interest in health professions! First years are welcomed and encouraged.
  • Attendance is highly recommended so that your one-on-one appointments can be concentrated on your specific questions, rather than generalities.
  • Length: 60 minutes.
  • Format: Virtual.

HPA 202: The Competitive Applicant

  • For: Students who plan to apply to a graduate health program in the next two years.
  • What: Gain more knowledge on the application process and the HPEC committee letter process.
  • When to attend: As soon as you know you want to apply to programs. Sophomore year is not too soon!
  • Attendance is highly recommended so that your one-on-one appointments can be concentrated on your specific questions, rather than generalities.
  • Length: 60 minutes.
  • Format: Virtual.

Opportunities to hear from admissions representatives from specific graduate programs will be listed here when scheduled. 

Mock Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Series

  • What: Mock multiple mini interviews (MMI) give students the opportunity to experience the MMI process firsthand. Participating students will have the opportunity to respond to a series of MMI-style prompts and receive feedback on their answers.
  • Format: Virtual
  • Session length: 75 minutes.
  • When: Seven sessions during fall 2020, from September to early December. You would attend one. Exact dates and times are listed on the registration request form (registration is now closed), and you may request registration if you are available for at least one of the sessions.
  • August 28, 2020, 12:00 noon, was the deadline to register. Space is limited. Interested participants will be notified by August 31st if selected.

Healthcare Admissions Advantage
Sunday, Sep. 20, 2020, 6-7 p.m.
Virtual
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Opportunity to network with admissions staff from a variety of health professional schools and with practitioners. Topics include career advice, admissions tips, program information, aspects of competitive applications. This event is for all academic levels and for both students who have decided on a health professional career and those who are exploring. Many health professions, except physicians, are represented.

Medical School Admissions Advantage
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, 6-7 p.m.
Virtual
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Networking event for VT students of all academic levels to meet with deans and admissions personnel from both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools. During this event you will have the opportunity to network in specific small groups as well as engage in open networking at the end of the evening.

Advanced Tools to Make Your Application Shine workshop
Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, 3-4 p.m.
Virtual

Complete information and registration

HPA advisors will review the components for a complete HPEC Interview application, discuss common mistakes, and highlight ways to make your content shine! Participants are asked to prepare and have available a rough draft of your application to use during the workshop.

View, at your convenience, videos on relevant topics in the HPA Hub under the “Modules” tab. If you are not a member of the HPA Hub, please request to join the HPA Hub.