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Local and Regional Pre-Health Events

Local and Regional Pre-Health Events

Volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul

Located throughout Phoenix, St. Vincent de Paul serves different communities through shelters, a food warehouse, as well as medical and dental clinics.

Application:St. Vincent de Paul Volunteer Application

Volunteer Opportunities:Volunteer Opportunities  

St. Vincent de Paul is in need of Spanish speaking volunteers.

Questions: Please contact Volunteer Services at (602)261-6886


University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix Mini-Medical School

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix organizes Mini-Medical School, a community lecture series open to the public. Mini-Medical School is free and covers various timely, informative topics.

Where: Health Sciences Education Building

435 N. 5th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85004




December 5thHow Can Octopuses Inspire the Design of Autonomous Robots?Health Sciences Education Building, C104

For More Information & RSVP: Mini-Medical School Community Lecture Series


DO For a Day at A.T. Still University

ATSU-SOMA’s Student Government Association encourages pre-med students to attend DO for a day.  Students should attend who are interested in learning about osteopathic medicine and the university.  Students will attend class, small group activities, eat lunch with Student Ambassadors and observe a lab.

 DO For a Day Dates:

November 30, 2018

December 14, 2018

January 25, 2019

February 22, 2019

March 29, 2019

April 26, 2019

Seats are limited, please RSVP.  To RSVP, please email your desired date of attendance, your name, email address, and phone number to .

Health Professions Week (HPW)

Health Professions Week (HPW) is an exciting week-long and free event for high school and college students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions.

When: November 5th-9th

Where: online at

For More Information & Registration: Please visit Health Professions Week

ASU Medical Mentoring Program

The Office of Pre-Health Advising at ASU's Downtown Phoenix Campus and the College of Health Solutions are proud to continue a collaborative mentoring program spearheaded by medical students from Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, and Creighton University School of Medicine.

Between 80-100 pre-medical students will be selected for one-on-one mentoring with a medical student during the spring 2019 semester.

Application Opens: Tuesday October 23rd

To Apply: Complete the application

Application Length: Please allow up to 30 minutes to complete the application in one sitting; calculate your science GPA prior to starting the application.

Minimum Requirements: 3.00 Science GPA; 3.00 Overall GPA

Competitive Applicants: 45 credit hours earned; science and overall GPA= 3.50 and above.

Application Deadline: November 26, 2018 by 5pm

National Pre-Health Events

National Pre-Health Events

University of Michigan UM-SMART

The “UM-SMART” summer research program is a 10-week program designed to provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates interested in careers as physician scientists to enhance their science and academic skills.  Participants will gain valuable research experience by performing full-time research under the direction of a faculty mentor in a research lab.

Application: Apply here
Application deadline: January 18, 2019  
For more information: UM-SMART Program 



Pre Health Internships

Now you can view the full list of clinical internship sites available through the Office of Clinical Partnership’s Pre-Health Internship Program!

To search internships and apply for clinical placement, please visit the Office of Clinical Partnership’s new website:

Application deadlines:



Application Opens

Application Closes

Summer 2019

January 7, 2019

March 8, 2019

Courses of Interest

Courses of Interest

HCD 294 & HCD 394

HCD 294- Intro to Hospice & Palliative Care: Explore hospice and palliative care through classroom meetings with physicians, social workers, nurses, nursing assistants, and bereavement counselors working with children and adults; and by direct experience in a patient’s home and/or an inpatient hospice unit with the professionals who provide their care. HCD 294 will meet on Fridays from 9-10:15am and will be taught by Rachel Behrendt, DNP, Senior Vice President Operations, Hospice of the Valley.  

HCD 394- Intro to Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease: Explore Alzheimer’s disease from the perspective of patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals through class discussions with Alzheimer’s and Dementia experts and through visiting persons with dementia in their homes. HCD 394 will meet Tuesdays from 3-4:15pm and will be taught by Gillian Hamilton, MD, PhD, Administrative Medical Director, Hospice of the Valley. 

Both courses will be offered during Fall 2018 Session C.

HCD 498- Topic: We Need to Talk- Tough Health Conversations

Podcasting is ushering in an audio renaissance and there is nothing more crucial in healthcare today than health communication and literacy. This course blends health communication and podcasts by practically translating complex research and policy topics into a compelling digestible format. In this course, students join a multidisciplinary faculty representing medicine, law, & health policy, human communications, and journalism in the creating and production of the we need to talk: Tough Conversations in Healthcare podcast to be distributed and aired publicly. Students along with faculty will work in creating this podcast learning skills that include critically assessing of health information, interviewing guests, prioritizing interview questions while bringing in the voice of the general public in identifying overlooked common healthcare problems and proffering solutions to these problems. The culmination of the course is a live taping of two podcasts that faculty and staff has worked together in producing over the course of the semester. Health topics to be explored are those in where medicine, law, & journalism meet.

HCD 498 will meet on Thursdays from 3pm-4:15pm on the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus and will be offered during session C.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities offered through ASU for students who are interested in health and health care to study abroad.

"(Health care) is an increasingly dynamic and interconnected field. Students benefit directly from time spent working or studying overseas in a way that concretely benefits the rest of their academic and professional career. Study abroad programs allow students to learn firsthand the issues surrounding health and understanding diverse populations in practical ways". – Lauren Savaglio, Program Coordinator for Public Health

"Study Abroad is an excellent opportunity for students to experience unique cultures, systems (including health care), and perspectives. Studying abroad is one of the best college experiences a student can have, because it challenges them to grow personally, professionally, and academically. It is also a fantastic way for students to get to know their professors. If a student has the opportunity to embark on a meaningful study abroad experience, I highly recommend them to seize the chance". – Nate Wade, Senior Director of Pre-Health Advising

"Whether you are looking to set yourself apart in a job interview, stand out from the crowd of applicants for professional or graduate school, or simply expand your cultural worldview by having a global experience, studying abroad can open doors to rich opportunities throughout your life. Also remember that there are a variety of study abroad options available, from semester- and year-long programs, summer programs, to shorter global intensive experiences that take place over breaks. This means that no matter what your schedule, you can enjoy the benefits of study abroad and gain a competitive advantage for your future.” – Christy Lespron, Assistant Dean of Student Services