CBS Health Professions Gap Year Panel and Networking

Are you interested in taking some time off prior to applying or starting health professional school, or are you uncertain on whether you are competitive enough to get into health professional school immediately after graduation? Attend this gap year panel to ask questions to recent alumni who have completed or are currently in a gap year before health professional school. These panelists will share their own experiences and highlight different gap year opportunities in research, healthcare, and service pre-health students can engage in to become more competitive for health professional school. Dinner will be provided.

Event Details:

To pre-register, you’ll first need to activate your free GoldPASS account. Follow the prompts in the light blue boxes to sign-up, then login with your UMN x500 and password. Visit the FAQ if you have questions or contact CBS Career Coach, Luke Feuling Porter at

Event Agenda:

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Q&A Panel with Alumni in the Health Professions
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Structured Networking with Panelists

Takeaways for Students:

  • Learn about multiple gap year opportunities that can prepare you for a career in the health professions
  • Enhance your networking skills by practicing networking with recent CBS alumni
  • Learn about what a typical day looks like in different gap year experiences
  • Assess your own undergraduate experiences to determine if a gap year is a good choice for your preparation for health professional school
  • Gain understanding of how to become a competitive applicant to the health professions

We are committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive, and respectful environment for members of all communities. If there is information you feel would be helpful for us to know, such as accommodation needs, please contact CBS Student Services at or call 612.624.9717

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January, 2019