Schedule

8:00am - Check-in & Breakfast

9:00am - Keynote (Dr. Michael Draper)

10:00am - Breakout 1

11:00am - Breakout 2

12:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - Breakout 3

2:00pm - Concluding Remarks & Drawing for Door Prizes

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: 10:00am-10:50am

  • Self-care: Avoiding Burn-out in the Application Process
    • This session will not be held, due to a family emergency.
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Demonstration
    • OMM is one of many tools that DO physicians utilize when caring for patients. Come see what OMM is and learn more about its use in practice as an osteopathic physician.
      • Presenter: Dr. William Francis, DO
  • The PA/Doctor Relationship
    • Physicians and their PAs have unique relationships. Brian Platt, PA will share his experience working as a physician assistant, alongside physicians in family practice, and as a sole provider in an emergency room setting.
      • Presenter: Brian Platt, PA
  • University of Utah School of Medicine Admissions
    • In this session, the University of Utah School of Medicine (UUSOM) will be discussing what makes for a quality applicant for the UUSOM.
      • Presenter: UUSOM Office of Admissions Staff
  • PA School Panel
    • Take advantage of having multiple PA programs in one place! Come learn about what these different programs are looking for and be prepared to ask questions.
  • Suture Clinic
    • Get some hands-on experience in this session by learning how to do this important medical skill!
      • Hosted by: U.S. Army

 

Breakout 2: 11:00am-11:50am

  • Medical School Panel
    • Take advantage of having medical school admissions representatives from both allopathic and osteopathic schools in one place! Come learn about these programs and be prepared to ask questions.
  • Women in Medicine
    • Come learn about the opportunities and challenges of being a female in the medical professional field.
      • Presenters: Dr. Katie Beck, MD; Dr. Tawnya Bowles, MD; Joanna Manum, PA
  • MCAT
    • The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required by all MD and DO programs in the U.S. Luckily, there are people who have successfully tackled this intimidating exam. Come learn helpful tips and tricks to confidently tackle the MCAT on test day!
  • PA Student Round-Robin
    • Participants of this session will have the chance to partake in a 'speed-dating' round robin with current PA students from the University of Utah and Rocky Mountain University! This is your chance to ask questions and learn what the process of applying to PA school, and PA school itself, are really like!
  • Research for Life
    • Research is an integral part of one's journey to PA & medical school... but what about afterward? Through your professional schooling and beyond, research can be a vital part of your career! This presentation will explain how research can be a significant and rewarding aspect for the rest of your life!
      • Presenter: Margaret Carlson
  • Suture Clinic
    • Get some hands-on experience in this session by learning how to do this important medical skill!
      • Hosted by: U.S. Army

 

Breakout 3: 1:00pm-1:50pm

  • Competitive Applications
    • Come learn what it takes to have a competitive application!  This comprehensive session will go in-depth about the ways to write up experience summaries to help them stand out, tips on personal statements/essays, and choosing your letter writers wisely.
      • Presenter: Andrea O'Brien
  • Personal Statements
    • Come learn how to write effective personal statements and make yours stand out from the rest!
      • Presenters: Dr. John Dougherty, DO; Joshua Owens, PA
  • Medical Student Round-Robin
    • Participants of this session will have the chance to partake in a 'speed-dating' round robin with current medical students from the University of Utah and Rocky Vista University! This is your chance to ask questions and learn what the process of applying to medical school, and medical school itself, are really like!
  • GRE: Learn from a Perfect Score Expert
    • You're invited to a GRE info session taught by a test-taking expert who scored perfect on the GRE, perfect on the LSAT, and 790 out of 800 on the GMAT. You'll learn what's on the GRE, how to effectively study, what to expect on test day, test-taking strategies, and more.
      • Presenter: Phil Hatch
  • Preparing for the Multiple-Mini Interview (MMI)
    • Many medical schools have incorporated Multiple-Mini Interviews into their admissions process.  Come learn about how to best prepare for this interview format!
      • Dr. Glen Fogerty, Ph.D.
  • Suture Clinic
    • Get some hands-on experience in this session by learning how to do this important medical skill!
      • Hosted by: U.S. Army