Explore Health Careers

Interested in working in the healthcare field, but not sure which career would suit you best? ExploreHealthCareers.org can help!

After being asked what career is best for students to pursue, they responded:

The kind of health care career that will best suit you depends on your personality, skills, knowledge, experience and education. That’s why ExploreHealthCareers.org created a page of tools that you can use to assess your interests, strengths and potential. Take a look at the career profiles in the Career Explorer when you’re done to match your personal attributes with potential careers.

They also provide a FAQ section for students with additional questions. Still, can’t find the answer?  Send them an email.


Skill Building Workshop Series

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Thinking about applying for a highly competitive national scholarship or fellowship?

The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships is offering a Learn 2 Earn Series next semester to provide students  with the skills necessary to produce high-quality scholarship and fellowship applications.

Open to students across disciplines, this series is tailored to provide students with the support to make this process less intimidating. More specifically, it aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and resources to develop themselves and gain information that can be used even after they complete their applications.

There will be 4 programs over the Winter 2017 semester.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here

New Pre-Requisite Model for MSU CHM


For those of you interested in applying to the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, it is helpful to know that they are implementing a New Pre-Requisite Model.

The new model starts with the 2016-2017 application cycle and offers a variety of pathway options to meet the pre-medical course requirements. It is intended to be a more flexible approach to better meet the needs of applicants.

To learn more about the rationale behind this change, as well as the new requirements, please read the latest post from “To Be… A Spartan MD.”

Master Your Medical School Interviews

If you’re in the midst of filling out your secondary applications for professional school, it’s likely you’re starting to think about upcoming interviews and even if you’re not applying this year, it’s good to think ahead.

In preparation, we recommend listening to this webinar on Tuesday, July 26, from 8-9 PM, as tweeted about by @AAMCPreMed, to learn more about different interview formats, characteristics of strong interviewees and ideas on how to prepare. Not only will you be able to get tips from medical school admissions officers on how to master medical school interviews, but you will also be able to ask questions in a dedicated Q&A session!

Space is limited so be sure to register early and join the webinar promptly on the day of the event. A recording will also be made available on the AAMC Student Hub in the two weeks that follow if you are unable to attend. 

This will also be good preparation for the Mock Multi Mini Interview (MMI) Workshop hosted by the CLAS Academic Advising Center this fall on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.

Be sure to watch out for more information on this event as the dates get closer!

Pre-Med Club Wins Outstanding Organization Award


Pre-Med Club Outstanding Org w JALThursday, April 21, the Office of Student Life hosted the annual Student Life Awards program to honor student leaders and student organizations for their dedication to Grand Valley State University’s student life.

Students, registered organizations and university faculty, staff and departments were nominated for several awards including programming awards, individual awards, & organizational awards along with area specific recognition.

At the event the Pre-Med Club was awarded the Sheila Williams Outstanding Organization Award, which is presented to organizations who have made a significant contribution to campus life, have bridged gaps between organizations and individuals, and have demonstrated a commitment to service.

Shelia Williams was an alumna of Grand Valley who, through her involvement in student organizations and campus departments, demonstrated an outstanding commitment to student life. Organizations given this award have demonstrated a similar commitment.

Congratulations Pre-Med Club!

Emotional Academic:


As recently tweeted by AAMC Pre-Med, a student blogs about overcoming grades she’s not happy with and making changes.

She writes:

If my grades are not as good as I want them to be, I’ve learned to slow down and ask myself, why? I make a list of possibilities. Is it my attitude toward the subject? The distractions I’m surrounded by? Maybe I needed to change my routine? What I figured out is that I’m an “emotional academic.”

To read more, check out the blog: The Emotional Academic

Also, make sure to follow @AAMCPreMed if you haven’t already.