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October Events for Health Professions Students

Gaining Admission into Highly Competitive Graduate Programs
Wednesday October 2nd, 4:00-5:30
University Center Auditorium

All students, first year and beyond, considering graduate or professional school are invited to this presentation by nationally known author and speaker, Donald Asher. Learn the ins-and-outs of the graduate admissions process and steps you can take to set yourself apart. Mr. Asher has presented this topic at UT for nearly 20 years and students consistently find him both informative and engaging.   Co-sponsored by Career Services, Student Success Center, Arts and Sciences Advising Services, The College of Business Administration Undergraduate Programs and The College of Engineering.  Find additional graduate school resources and a video link to a prior Asher presentation at

US Army Forward Surgical Team Display
Monday, October 7,  9:00 am to 3:00 pm
University Center Brown Lounge

You are cordially invited to a special event showcasing the technology, advancement and flexibility of medicine in the military. From medical surgery and dental to health services and physical therapy, you’ll see first-hand what the military’s capabilities are in a variety of medical fields.  The event will feature the Army’s Forward Surgical Team display—a field medical tent recreating an actual emergency/operating room, complete with military experts, showing the equipment used by first responders in deployed locations or during natural emergencies.  Here’s your chance to learn more about the military’s capabilities and ask questions about how a medical or health-related education can lead to a military career as a physician, dentist, nurse or other medical professional.  You can also learn about scholarship and loan repayment opportunities.

Health Fair for Students Considering Careers in the Health Professions
Tuesday, October 15, 11-3
University Center Ballroom

On Tuesday, October 15, UTK is hosting several admissions representatives from health professions schools.  They are coming to campus to talk with pre-health students who are interested in their schools/programs.  You can come to talk with the representatives in the University Center Ballroom any time between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  This will be a great opportunity for you to learn more about the schools, learn how you can become a more competitive applicant, and ask questions about the admissions process. The following programs will be represented:  Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physician Assistant, Optometry, Podiatry, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Science, Graduate Health Sciences, and other allied health programs.

Tuesday, October 15, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
University Center 223-224

To help pre-med students increase their knowledge about their medical career options and prepare to overcome the admissions hurdles ahead, UTK’s Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society and Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will hold a free Medical School Clinic Event on Tuesday, October 15th.  The seminar will be from 4 pm to 5:30 pm in 223-224 University Center.  At this free event, attendees will engage with and listen to a panel discussion on practicing medicine, careers in medicine, and applying to medical school. Pre-med students will benefit from the lively exchange between practicing doctors, med school admissions officers, and current med students.  The panel members will provide an array of perspectives on the opportunities and the challenges specific to the medical field today.  We will help attendees reduce anxiety about preparing for the MCAT and completing applications by increasing their knowledge about the admissions process.  The panel will include representatives from University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine and LMU-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.