Pre-Health Advising Comes to the Jupiter Campus

Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021

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The Pre-Health Professions Office advising services are now offered on the Jupiter campus, provided in partnership with Jupiter Academic Advising Services. With the addition of the Jupiter campus, pre-health professions support services are now available for students across FAU’s Broward and northern campuses after adding support to the Davie campus in 2020. 

Beginning September 2, and on select Thursdays this fall, any student on the Jupiter campus can meet with Assistant Director for Pre-Health Advising, Latarsha Morgan, and Assistant Director of Jupiter Academic Advising, Jeff Schering. Latarsha and Jeff are available for walk-in advising from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and students can visit for open office hours from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for questions about pre-health, services offered, how to apply for pre-health programs, and more. In-person advising will take place in HC-MC01, room 115. With the introduction of pre-health services this fall, Pre-Health Professions Office services and advising will now be available year round on the Jupiter campus. The expanded advising options bolsters support for students on the Jupiter campus.

Fall 2021 Jupiter Campus Pre-Health Advising Availability (all Thursdays, in HC-MC01, room 115):

  • September 2
  • September 9
  • September 16
  • September 23
  • September 30
  • October 7
  • October 14
  • October 21
  • October 28
  • November 4
  • November 11
  • November 18

Students can book an advising appointment through the  Success Network  .

Any student on the Jupiter campus, including Wilkes Honors College students, will now have access to a greater variety of the Pre-Health Professions Office services and programming. From guiding students on the appropriate courses and sequencing, committee interview preparation and mock committee interviews, opportunities and activities for shadowing and volunteering, and much more. Keep an eye out for Pre-Health Office workshops that will soon be announced for the Jupiter campus. Workshops offered by the Pre-Health Professions Office include The Basics (for freshman and sophomores), Beyond the Basics (for juniors and seniors), Interview Bootcamp, How to Open a File with the Pre-Health Office, Personal Statement, and so on. Fall workshops will be fully virtual.

The Medical Shadowing Internship course will now also be offered on the Jupiter campus starting this fall, with plans to continue offering the course each semester. The internship provides students the opportunity to work with area physicians in an area of future interest and gain clinical experience. The shadowing experience helps students build relationships with the health professionals in the community, from local clinics, hospitals, specialists in private practice, and so on. The Pre-Health Office has a number of physicians that the team has established formal affiliation agreements with, such as general practitioners, OB/GYNs, cardiology clinics, animal hospitals, and so on.The one credit course allows for up to 36 hours of shadowing, and the course can be taken four times so students can achieve 100 or more hours of experience.

The internship course is currently provided virtually, with the clinical skills taking place in-person. For students interested in this course, the Pre-Health Professions Office can help guide individuals through the process. 

Course Name:  Medical Shadowing Internship Course
Jupiter Campus:  ISC 4947, CRN 22149
Boca Raton Campus:  IDS 3940, CRN 17129
Davie Campus:  Register for Boca Raton campus course

Learn more  about the Pre-Health Professions Office.

Additional Information
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