The CCSU Pre-health Advisory Committee
The Pre-health Professions Program at CCSU is an advising and support system for undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students preparing for careers in the health sciences. Students interested in health careers such as allopathic or osteopathic medicine, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, naturopathy or veterinary medicine, will benefit from reading the information at this site but should also identify themselves to the Program coordinator, Dr. Peter Osei. The Pre-health Professions Advisory Committee (Pre-PAC), chaired by Dr. Cheryl Watson, exists to advocate for students seeking entrance to professional schools.
The Program coordinator is a faculty member who serves as a secondary advisor concerning pre-professional school curriculum for both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students. Currently, Dr. Peter Osei in the Department of Biology is the coordinator. You need to meet with Dr. Osei or another member of the Pre-health Committee at least once every semester beginning in your freshman year to discuss your professional goals, academic progress and suggested courses for the upcoming semester. Please see Dr. Osei or another member of the Pre-health Committee before you meet with your regular academic advisor. You can contact Dr. Osei by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at (860) 832-2657; other Committee members can be contacted at the links below.
Committee Administrative Link (BB Vista Webpage)
This message is from Jan Figueroa at the UConn Health Center:
"On April 14th, our department is sponsoring the Bridge to the Future Science Mentoring Program Conference.
I would like to know if you could assist me in getting the word out about the conference by distributing the
attached flyer to your students. I'm exhausting every possible avenue to reach the students.
The workshops will include the following:
The Pre-Health Committee interviews candidates in April, to provide you with a university letter of reference and to assist you in the application process. We will need, in electronic form (MS Word or WordPerfect or PDF ONLY):
These documents will be submitted to Dr. Watson, by email at email@example.com. Please sign up for interviews
on the form outside Room 344. Interviews will be held April 23, 24 and 25, with a variety of times available
throughout those days. Additional times may be available on May 7 and 8. Please email your time preference to Dr.
Watson. Interviews will take approximately 30 minutes.
Posted April 10, 2007
An undergraduate degree program in Biochemistry was recently accredited and licensed here at CCSU. It is an
Interdisciplinary Program offered
by the Departments of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, and includes courses and other features that make it
an attractive and appropriate
option for students preparing for careers in health professions. Further information is available from the
online program description
or the Chairs of Chemistry (Tom Burkholder, firstname.lastname@example.org, 832-2683) or Biomolecular Sciences (Jim
Mulrooney, email@example.com, 832-2660).
Posted July 8, 2005
The Pre-health Professions Advisory Committee recommends that you attend to each of the following, in roughly the order listed:
Kelly Shanley has recently navigated this path, and has advice for those
applying to vet school.
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