2021 CBS Pre-Health Prep Event

Join the admissions offices from the U of M Medical School, Dental School, and Pharmacy School, the Pre-Health Student Resource Center, CBS Academic Advising, and CBS Career Coaching on April 7 for a virtual, drop-in style event! Have your questions about preparation for these programs, the application process, fitting in your academic pre-reqs, writing personal statements, interviewing effectively, and so much more answered directly by the experts.

2021 Pre-Health Prep Event

Event Reps

Crystal Esperanza



UMN Medical School

Crystal Esparza (she/her/hers) I Zoom Link

Ask Me About: The application process for medical school and how to become a competitive applicant



Susie Wold

UMN Dental School

Susie Wold (she/her/hers) I Zoom Link

Ask Me About: Preparing to apply to dental school (AADSAS, DAT, gaining experiences, how to be a competitive applicant, etc.), the admissions process at the UMN SOD (application timeline, interviewing, etc.), dual degree programs (DDS/PhD, DDS/MPH), summer research fellowship program, and more!

Caitlin Nygaard


UMN Pharmacy School

Caitlyn Nygaard (she/her/hers) I Zoom link

Ask Me About: The PharmD program, the pharmacy school application process, how to become a strong applicant, how to connect with a current student or faculty, and more!


Pre-Health Resource Center Staff

Pre-Health Student Resource Center

Multiple Staff will be present throughout the event! I Zoom Link

Ask us About: Exploring health career options, building effective skills, preparing a well-rounded portfolio of experiences, and preparing for admission into health professional programs. You can also ask us specific questions about your preparation for your health program.

Mary Shannon Bocock



CBS Career Services

Mary Shannon Bocock (she/her/hers) I Zoom link

Ask Me About: Writing personal statements, interviewing for health professional programs, and finding experiences to add to your resume

Tony Och


CBS Academic Advising

Tony Och (he/him/his) I Zoom Link

Ask Me About: Planning out prerequisites in your degree program, figuring out your science GPA, and navigating the Pre-Health APAS.



CLA Career

CLA Academic Advising and Career Services

Barbara Goodwin (she/her/hers) and Marlena Yang (she/her/hers) I Zoom Link

Ask Us About: Building your academic plan as a CLA pre-health student, including: who can you go to for personalized service in our large college, how can you build a pre-health team of professionals who can support and guide you as you build your unique portfolio of academic coursework and applicable experience, and career options in healthcare, majors and minors in CLA, graduate school preparation, and finding experiences.