University of Wisconsin–Madison

CPHA Events

Four Year Planning Workshops

CPHA advisor, Mike Hill, PhD, working with students at a Four-Year Planning Workshop.

Mike Hill, PhD, offers Four-Year Planning Workshops throughout the academic year. Other CPHA advisors join and work in small groups with first-year students to develop four-year plans that include prerequisite courses and co-curriculars (e.g., volunteering, shadowing, research, and student org involvement). If you are a first-year pre-health student, you will be notified about upcoming Four-Year Planning Workshops through the CPHA online pre-health orientation and CPHA newsletters. Stay tuned and come meet students with similar interests and talk one-on-one with pre-health advisors about your plans and interests. 

FALL 2019:

  • Session 1: Tuesday, November 12 (3:30-5 pm) at Union South (TITU)
  • Session 2: Wednesday, November 13 (3:30-5 pm) at Memorial Union (TITU)
  • Sign up here.

MCAT Study Prep Workshops

MD/PhD student and MCAT Workshop instructor, Keith Dodd, working with students at an MCAT Workshop. 2019-2020 will be taught by Center for Pre-Health Senior Advisor, Dr. Dija Selimi.

Offered by CPHA and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Office of MD Admissions, this workshop series (each workshop consisting of two meetings) is designed to support CPHA and SMPH’s shared vision of increasing equity and diversity in healthcare, which means that while all students are encouraged to apply, priority is given to those who are from communities that are historically underrepresented and underserved in healthcare, including underrepresented students of color as well as students from first-generation, rural, and low-income backgrounds. Students must also have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 or be on track to have a 3.0 GPA by the end of the year in which they participate in the workshops. This workshop series is designed to help students understand the nature of the MCAT and to prepare individualized study plans for the MCAT. 2019 – 2020 will be taught by Center for Pre-Health Senior Advisor, Dr. Dija Selimi.



Fall 2019:

  • Cohort 1: two Monday evenings (November 11 & 18, 5:30-7:30 pm) (location TBD)
  • Cohort 2: two Thursday evenings (November 14 & 21, 5-7 pm) (location TBD)
  • Sign up here.

Ethics Abroad Workshop

CPHA advisor, Dija Selimi, PhD, in small group discussion with students.

The Center for Pre-Health Advising is partnering with the Global Health Institute to offer a training for students who want to learn about the Ethical Guidelines for Service Abroad. Learn how to protect others and yourself when you serve in other countries, how to find responsible and sustainable programs, and how to prepare for travel.

Fall 2019:

  • When:  Wednesday, October 9 (5:30-7 pm)
  • Where:  122 Ingraham
  • Sign up here.

Health Care Career Expo

The Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) on the UW School of Medicine and Public Health campus

Every spring semester, the Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) and the Student Pre-Health Committee (SPHC) invite all interested students to come and talk with admissions representatives, faculty, and current students from UW health professional programs (SMPH, DPT, Pharmacy, OT, MPH, Nursing, PA, cytotechnology, kinesiology, biotechnology, and more) — as well as local professionals, gap year employers, and career services advisors from UW-Madison schools and colleges.