2011 Schedule

Saturday October 29, 2011

View the Illinois Medical School Admissions Seminar Brochure 2011 for more details.

*Professional attire is recommended.

Applying to Medical School – The Basics:
Admissions 101: the Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? of applying to medical school.

Beyond the Numbers:
The numbers – MCAT, GPA – are not enough. How else do you need to prepare yourself to be a good physician? This session provides a framework for you to evaluate your readiness for med school.

Interviewing Effectively:
Highlights the things applicants can do to make their medical school admissions interview a success.

Writing Your Personal Statement:
Offers tips on conveying the story of your path to medical school, and offers suggestions about considering the strengths, weaknesses, motivating factors and other traits that make every applicant’s story unique.

Financing Your Medical Education:
Do you feel fully aware of your financial health? This workshop presents financial concepts surrounding preparation for, during, and after medical school.

Non-Traditional Students:
Considers the ways in which an applicant’s path to medicine might be considered non-traditional, and how that affects the applicant’s and the medical school’s view of the application process.

What is a D.O.?:
Examines the history, philosophy and application process for Osteopathic medical students.

8:00 – 8:30am Check-in Illini Room Lobby
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome Illini Room
9:00 – 9:45 Breakout Session I
Interviewing Effectively Illini Room
Applying to Med School – The Basics Room 314A
Writing Your Personal Statement Room 314B
Financing Your Medical Education Room 407
10:00 – 10:45 Breakout Session II
Beyond the Numbers Illini Room
Applying to Med School – The Basics Room 314A
Non-Traditional Students Room 314B
Financing Your Medical Education Room 407
11:00 – 11:45 Breakout Session III
Beyond the Numbers Illini Room
Interviewing Effectively Room 314A
Writing Your Personal Statement Room 314B
What is a D.O.? Room 407
11:45 – 1:00pm Lunch
Students On your own
Med School Presentations with Advisors General Lounge
1:00 – 2:15 Students: Med Student Panel Illini Room
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:30 Recruitment Fair Illini Room