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Question of the Week: Journaling as a Pre-Health Student Friday, May 19, 2017 Question: Hi HPA – I’ve been told by a lot of people that reflecting on my premed activities and experiences as I have them may be helpful when I apply to medical school, but I’ve never really been good at writing in a journal or being reflective. Do you have any advice?
HPA Vitals: May 19 Friday, May 19, 2017 Vitals is a weekly newsletter sent out to interested pre-health students, alumni, and campus collaborators that includes campus events, internship/job postings, the Question of the Week, and other important news items.
Career of the Month: Nursing Friday, May 5, 2017 Curious about career in Nursing? Learn about the field, the people, sample curricula, and more! Explore the health professions on HPA’s Website
Question of the Week: What Does HPA Tell Schools in the Committee Letter? Friday, May 12, 2017 Question: A friend of mine is afraid to go to HPA until he’s sure he wants to go to medical school because he’s afraid that any doubt about the career will be mentioned in the committee letter. Is that really something you would write about in a committee letter?
HPA Vitals: May 12 Friday, May 12, 2017 Vitals is a weekly newsletter sent out to interested pre-health students, alumni, and campus collaborators that includes campus events, internship/job postings, the Question of the Week, and other important news items.
Question of the Week: Full-Time Shadowing This Summer Friday, May 5, 2017 Question: Hi HPA – a physician friend of my family told me I could come in and shadow her all summer. Is this sufficient clinical experience for medical school applications?
HPA Vitals: May 5 Friday, May 5, 2017 Vitals is a weekly newsletter sent out to interested pre-health students, alumni, and campus collaborators that includes campus events, internship/job postings, the Question of the Week, and other important news items. Todays Vitals: May 5 (pdf)
Question of the Week: How Do I Know if I Need Postbac Courses? Friday, Apr 28, 2017 Hi HPA – I had a rough first year, but I’ve been doing better since then. I’m still worried that my GPA isn’t competitive for medical school and I’m thinking about doing a postbac program, but I’m not sure if I need one. Is there an approximate GPA where you’d definitely suggest doing a postbac program?
HPA Vitals: April 28 Friday, Apr 28, 2017 Vitals is a weekly newsletter sent out to interested pre-health students, alumni, and campus collaborators that includes campus events, internship/job postings, the Question of the Week, and other important news items.
Question of the Week: Majors, GPAs, and Admissions Friday, Apr 21, 2017 Question: I’m considering medical or dental school and I’m trying to figure out my major. Is it best to be a science major and have a lower GPA or major in something non-science and have a higher GPA?

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