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Title: How to Succeed by REALLY Trying!


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2014 Preview Day Pre-Health Professions
How to Succeed by REALLY Trying!
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Contact Information
  • Debrah A. Beck, Ph.D.
  • JAMP Faculty Director
  • Assistant Dean of
  • Health Professions Programs

Patavia Whaley, M.H.R. Academic
Counselor Assistant Director ofHealth
Professions Programs
Madalyn Smith Academic Advisor
  • General Academic Building, Room 220
  • 940-565-2051
  • Email healthprofessions_at_unt.edu

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Integrative Studies (BA BS)
Tailor the degree plan to your unique goals! Use
your time in college to study what is going to
make you as marketable as possible!
Choose 3 fields of study with 12 hours each.
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Advising Office Advisors
Our Primary Goal Student Success AND Graduation!
  • What happens in the UNT CAS Advising Offices?
  • Academic Advising (major advising)
  • Health Professions Advising (in CAS)
  • Core and degree plan Advising (in CAS)
  • What do advisors do?
  • Help students choose a major
  • Help students find tutors
  • Help students choose classes
  • Help students choose a career
  • Help students stay on track
  • Help students get back on track

5
Health Professions
Physician
Dentist
Veterinarian
Podiatrist
Optometrist
6
Health Professions
Occupational Therapist
Physician Assistant
Physical Therapist
Pharmacist
Chiropractor
7
Health Professions
Rehab Counselor Respiratory Therapist Speech-Langu
age Pathologist Phlebotomist Dental
Assistant Dental Hygienist Registered
Dietitian EMS personnel Health Care Services
Administrator Health Information
Manager/Administrator Medical Illustrator Medical
Interpreter Medical Librarian Radiation Therapy
Technologist
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant
  • Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehab Specialist
  • Cardiovascular Rehab Specialist
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Diagnostic medical sonographer
  • Acupuncturist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Prosthetics Orthotics
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Mortuary Scientist
  • Social Worker
  • Counselors

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Explore Health Professions
  • Explore Health Careers
  • www.ExploreHealthCareers.org
  • AHECs Texas H.O.T. Jobs
  • www.TexasHOTJobs.org
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • www.bls.gov/oco
  • American Association of Medical Colleges
  • www.AspiringDocs.org
  • Virtual Mentor and AMA Journal of Ethics
  • http//virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/

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Tips for High School Students
  • Take chemistry, biology, and mathematics courses
  • Take Algebra as dual credit, AP credit, or as
    college credit before arriving at UNT
  • Earn AP credit and/or dual credit
  • Get a solid foundation in English composition or
    technical writing
  • Take Spanish or other foreign languages
  • Ongoing volunteer community service
  • Participate in Health Tech programs
  • Participate in HOSA activities
  • Participate in summer programs
  • Read books, newspapers, magazines

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Joint Admission Medical Program
  • State-wide Scholarship Mentoring Program
  • Only for pre-medical students
  • www.TexasJAMP.org

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Qualifications for JAMP
  • In High School
  • Apply to a college or university
  • Take the SAT or ACT must score no less than the
    mean for the state of Texas
  • SAT in 2013 1437
  • ACT in 2013 20.9
  • Apply for Financial Aid through the Free
    Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must qualify for a Pell Grants or
  • Have an Estimate Family Contribution (EFC)
    rating of 8000.00 or less

14
Important Tips for ALL
These things matter!!!
  • Good grades
  • Good entrance test scores
  • Shadowing
  • Community service and medically-related experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Get involved!
  • Summer internships and enrichment programs
  • Become a member of AED and other health
    professions clubs
  • Join service organizations become an officer
  • Research, Honors College

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Health Organizations at UNT
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Alpha Delta
  • Medically Dedicated Students Organization
  • Eagles Pre-Pharmacy Association
  • Pre-Dental Society
  • Future Dental Professionals
  • Pre-Vet Club
  • Pre-PT Club
  • Pre-PA Club
  • Pre-Optometry Club

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Living Learning Communities
  • Residents Engaged in Academic Living (REAL)
  • We unite students, faculty, and staff by bridging
    in-class learning with out-of-class experience to
    achieve intellectually engaged communities
  • REAL Community Learning Outcomes
  • Increase confidence in choice of major
  • Increase awareness of career opportunities
  • Increase confidence in ability to talk with
    faculty and staff

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Questions
2014 Preview Day Pre-Health Professions
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