Pre-Health Advising Page

Health Professions Events

JCPenney College Suit-Up Event: An opportunity for UTC students to shop at the Hamilton Place JCPenney after hours and receive deep discounts on select men’s and women’s career dress apparel and shoes. Click here to register and for more information.

  • Sun, Jan 21st, 6:30 9:30pm, Hamilton Place JCPenney

Overview of the Application Process: Intended for those students applying to health professions schools/programs in the next 2 years, this information session provides advice and tips for making your application as strong and competitive as possible covering such topics as prerequisites, competitive GPAs, content and timing of admissions tests, experiences/achievements, letters of recommendation, personal statement, cost, and timely submission of applications.

  • Wed, Jan 24th 2018, 1:00 2:30pm, UC Fortwood Room
  • Wed, Jan 24th 2018, 5:00 6:30pm, UC Fortwood Room

Writing A Personal Statement: Sharpen those writing skills! Get started writing your personal statement, required by all Health Professions Schools/Programs. 

  • Wed, Feb 14th 2018, 11:00am 12:00pm, UC Heritage Room
  • Thurs, Feb 15th 2018, 1:00 2:00pm, UC Heritage Room
  • Thurs, Feb 15th 2018, 5:00 6:00pm, UC Heritage Room

Strengthening Your Self-Image and Confidence (to prepare for school expo):
(1) Improving Your introduction: Workshop designed to help you introduce yourself confidently and effectively to admissions staff and interview committee members of Health Professions Schools/Programs.

  • Tues, Feb 20th 2018, 1:00 2:00pm, UC Fortwood Room
  • Tues, Feb 20th 2018, 5:00 6:00pm, UC Heritage Room

(2) Helping You Connect To Admissions Staff: Workshop to help students develop well-thought out, informed, and intelligent questions for engaging conversations with admissions personnel of Health Professions Schools/Programs.

  • Wed, Feb 21st 2018, 1:00 2:00pm, UC Heritage Room
  • Wed, Feb 21st 2018, 5:00 6:00pm, UC Heritage Room

(3) Building a Professional Image: Receive tips on interview attire, grooming and accessories considerations, body language, and potentially distracting habits.

  • Thurs, Feb 22nd 2018, 1:00 2:00pm, UC Fortwood Room
  • Thurs, Feb 22nd 2018, 5:00 6:00pm, UC Fortwood Room

Health Professional School Expo: Admissions personnel from State and Regional Health Professional Schools will be available to answer your questions. Professional dress is required.

  • Wed, Feb 28th, 1:00 - 4:00pm, University Center rooms

Currently 17 schools/colleges/programs attending representing the following health professions:
Athletic Training, Audiology, Cytotechnology, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Health Information Management/ Informatics, Healthcare Administration, Histotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Speech Pathology
, Veterinary Medicine

Overview of the Application Process: Intended for those students applying to health professions schools/programs in the next 2 years, this information session provides advice and tips for making your application as strong and competitive as possible covering such topics as prerequisites, competitive GPAs, content and timing of admissions tests, experiences/achievements, letters of recommendation, personal statement, cost, and timely submission of applications.

  • Wed, Mar 7th 2018, 1:00 2:30pm, UC Ocoee Room
  • Wed, Mar 7th 2018, 5:00 6:30pm, UC Signal Mountain Room

Introduction to the Health Professions: Intended for first- and second-year students, this information session introduces the numerous health professions opportunities available to UTC students following graduation (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, public health, and allied health sciences to include physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, cytotechnology, health informatics, nuclear medicine, rehabilitation counselor, and many more).

Plus, advice and tips on areas you should be working on now to make you a competitive applicant. The information is presented in the first 20-30 minutes with remaining time left for Q&A. You don’t need to stay for the entire time – come and go as your schedule allows.

  • Tues, Mar 27th 2018, 1:00 2:30pm, UC Signal Mountain Room
  • Tues, Mar 27th 2018, 5:00 6:30pm, UC Signal Mountain Room
  • Wed, Mar 28th 2018, 11:00am 12:30pm, UC Signal Mountain Room

Interview Skills: This workshop teaches effective face-to-face interview techniques for the Health Professions Schools/Programs application process.  

  • Aug 2018 (day, time, room TBD)