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Stay informed about events happening in the College of Health Sciences and events related to Pre-Health fields.


  • SPOTLIGHT EVENT: FREE one-day, virtual event on June 25th with a unique opportunity to connect with representatives from six regional medical schools. The Inland Northwest Pre-Med Summit provides high school seniors, university and post-baccalaureate students with information and skills needed to succeed in the medical school application process. Registration closes June 18.

  • AAMC Virtual Fair on June 24: The Road Less Traveled: Nontraditional Pathways to Medical School. On June 24th, connect with over 85+ medical schools, attend information sessions, and chat with experts from the AAMC and current medical students. This event is open to all medical school aspirants. Register here. 

  • Save the date! Inland Northwest Pre-Med Summit on June 25, 2021. Online registration opens May 1.

  • Health Inequities Exposed and Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic - Free virtual symposium, June 30th 7:30am-3pm MT. 



Scholarships and Competitive Applications for Experiential Learning

  • Due to the decrease in COVID-19 infections and the increase in community vaccination, Ivinson Memorial Hospital has lifted its moratorium on observers. Observer candidates can begin the application process immediately. In order to apply, you must have confirmed with a provider that they are willing for you to observe them. When you contact them, they may ask for an updated resume and information about your particular interest in their field, so be prepared. Contact information for providers and departments can be found here: Contact the IMH Education Office (e-mail available on the website linked above) or UW’s Pre-Health Advising office ( to discuss your intention to shadow (with confirmation of the provider who has stated you can observe them) and to receive the necessary application documents. If you are a pre-health student, the Pre-Health Advising Office can usually turn these letters around within 2 business days, as needed. And if you haven’t yet discussed the experiential preparation for any of the health professions listed on this page, feel free to schedule an appointment with a pre-health advisor.

Connection in the Community, Job and Volunteer Opportunities

  • AmeriCorps VISTA positions: If you have any questions about the applications, deadlines, start dates, or positions, please contact Dylan Bell, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, at

  • The Dementia Support Center is looking for volunteers for the Caring Companions program. Our companions meet with people with dementia or chronic medical conditions for two hours each week. Respite time helps reduce caregiver stress, and care receivers can socialize and engage in enjoyable activities.

    • Excellent clinical experience

    • Valuable community service

    • Enhance your resume or CV

    If you’re interested in more information about making a difference in the lives of others, gaining valuable experience, or how you can get involved with the Dementia Support Center, contact: 

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters: In these times of uncertainty, the importance of strong relationships has never been more clear. You can help make a difference by becoming a mentor. Being a Big is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you’ll ever do. You can help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do like hiking Medicine Bow peak or going to a UW football game. We are actively recruiting volunteers to mentor youth in Laramie. Head to to become a part of something bigger. Contact with any questions!


Entrance Exam Preparation

  • The AAMC Fee Assistance Program provides financial assistance to individuals who, without this aid, would find it difficult to take the MCAT, apply to medical schools that use AMCAS, and fulfill other application obligations. The 2021 Fee Assistance Program application opened on Feb. 8, 2021.Here are some resources to help you apply and get the most out of the program:

 Fall 2021 Course Opportunities

    • The Pre-Health Advising Office will be piloting a 1-credit upper-division MCAT prep course for Fall 2021: HLSC 4990-01. This course, taught by Craig Vaske, will focus on understanding, developing and applying the reading and logical abilities to evaluate the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section of the MCAT (medical college admissions test). The course will NOT engage in content review for the other MCAT sections, but the basic reading and evaluation tools can apply to the passages presented in those sections as well. Additionally, these skills are helpful in evaluating the news, advertising and research that you will encounter in both your everyday and professional lives. This course is a pilot, so students should come prepared to participate, provide constructive feedback and complete the assignments.  No guarantees are made about future MCAT scores but at a minimum the course will motivate you to read and think about MCAT style CARS questions. The students who will probably benefit the most would be those who will be taking the MCAT between late fall of 2021 and summer of 2023.

    • FCSC 5101: Families Across the Lifespan is a graduate-level seminar providing an in-depth examination of lifespan human development within the family system. The course is online this fall.

    • If you’re looking for a summer elective, there are some courses in psychology offered online this summer! Courses to look in to:

      • PSYC 3400 - Community Resources for Older Adults. The prerequisite for this course is PSYC 1000. This course is offered later in the summer, 6/21/21 to 8/13/21.


    • Upper-Level Elective Public Health Courses: Kinesiology and Health is offering three 4000 and 5000 level courses in public health in the fall. All classes are open to high performing undergraduates as well as graduate students:

      • HLED 5586-40 (fully online, asynchronous). Unlocking the Potential of Public Health. Taught by Dr. Alisa Siceloff

      • HLED 5586-41 (fully online, asynchronous). Increasing Support for Public Health Projects. Taught by Ph.D. Candidate Lacey Gaechter

      • HLED 5990-40 (hybrid seminar), 1 credit, alternate Tuesdays 2:45 to 4pm. Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in the Health Sciences. Lead instructor: Dr. Christine M. Porter, Racism and other forms of oppression are alive and making us unwell at individual and institutional levels in public and clinical health in the US. But we can undo that. This seminar offers short guest lectures and group discussions held bi-weekly (option of joining in-person or by Zoom), along with a WyoCourses platform to co-create a reading/resource list and plan and implement a JEDI-related action chosen by students. We will first explore manifestations and consequences of such oppression in health sciences and then move on to solutions to foster justice, equity, diversity and inclusion at individual and systematic levels. For graduate students studying in the College of Health Sciences, and other graduate students in related fields interested in health sciences, such as physiology and nutrition. Faculty and interested advanced undergraduates can join with instructor permission.

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