by Hao-Hua Wu
USC Pre-Health Week 2011 offered students the opportunity to talk to pre-health professionals and current medical students, discuss strategies for pre-health entrance exams, and learn how to become a competitive applicant for medical school.
Hosted by the new Pre-Health Advisement Office, Pre-Health Week took place from Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15 and featured a different presentation or panel each weekday.
“I learned a lot about the med school admissions process and what I should expect going into it,” said USC junior Han Dao, who attended Thursday’s “The Medical School Interview” panel.
“Having a pre-health week was definitely a good idea,” Dao said.
According to Administrative Assistant Nathalie Zuletta, the purpose of Pre-Health Week is to provide students with useful and relevant information about careers in health care and professional school application processes.
The Pre-health Advisement Office plans to make Pre-Health Week an annual event.
“I’ve been happy with the turn out,” Zuletta said. “Students seem to be excited about the topics that were covered based on the evaluation forms we received.
“We hope to expand the topics of the next Pre-Health Week to cover a little more of all the pre-health professions.”