The Latest Pre-Professional News

Upcoming Events

  • April 1: American Physician Scientists Association presents "Choosing Schools and Navigating Waitlists" (for MD-PhD and DO-PhD applicants). 7pm ET. Register here.
  • April 4-9: Pre-SOMA Virtual ShaDO Week 2021. Participate in virtual information sessions with many osteopathic medical schools. View the agenda and register here.
  • April 5: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine virtual demonstration of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). 12:30pm EST. Register here.
  • April 5-11: National Public Health Week. Learn more here.
  • April 6: Purdue Steps to Leaps presents "What are Your Rights? Advice from Student Legal Services." 4pm. Register here.
  • April 6: TMDSAS Application workshop. 6pm CT. Register here.
  • April 7: Virtual Pharmacy School Fair. 10am-7pm ET. Register here.
  • April 7: Virtual Physician Assistant School Fair. 9am-9pm ET. Register here.
  • April 7: Virtual Psychology Grad School Fair. 11am-3pm ET. Register here.
  • April 7: "Undergrad Research 101: Locating a Research Opportunity" presented by Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research. 7pm ET. Register here.
  • April 13: AAVMC presents "Road to Veterinary School" webinar. 1pm ET. Register here.
  • April 13: Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo. 12pm-6pm ET. Register here.
  • April 14: AccessLex presents "Choosing a Law School" webinar. 12pm ET. Register here.
  • April 14: Virtual Podiatric Medicine Fair. 11am-6pm ET. Register here.
  • April 15: Virtual Social Work Grad School Fair. 11am-3pm ET. Register here.
  • April 19: Indiana University School of Optometry Virtual Info Session. 7pm. Check PPA website for the Zoom link one week prior.
  • April 21-22: AAMC opens MCAT registration for July - September exams. Click here for more information.
  • April 21: TMDSAS Application workshop. 10am CT. Register here.
  • April 21: Purdue University Just in Time Career Fair. 10am-3pm ET.
  • April 22: AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair. Meet with 80+ medical schools and associations. 11am - 4pm ET. Register here.
  • April 27: Navigating the 2022 AMCAS Application Cycle for Applicants. 2-3:30pm ET. Registration is closed - sign up here to be notified when a recording is available.
  • April 29: CASPA (physician assistant application) opens.
  • Now - May 2: JC Penny Suit-Up Event. Click here for information and coupon.

Pre-Professional Advising & Purdue News and Events

Information about events sponsored through our office and at Purdue that you should know about. We also recommend that you sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.

Pre-Professional Advising is still here to help you with questions you have about professional school and the application process.

Please make an appointment through BoilerConnect to connect with an advisor. During the fall semester, our appointments are remote (Teams, WebEx, Zoom, or phone appointments). 

You can email your questions to

This website also has a lot of information about applying to professional school as well!

The Center for Career Opportunities may be able to help. Fill out this form to check availability. If something is available, we will let you know.

You will need your own laptop and to maintain all Protect Purdue protocols.

IUSM admissions representatives will hold phone advising sessions again this spring. We will update this post when we know the dates.

Sign up for an appointment by choosing the West Lafayette campus even through your appointment will be a phone appointment until their representative can safely return to our campus.

Once you have signed up, you will receive confirmation information directly from IU. Please alert them if your schedule changes and you will no longer be able to make your appointment.

Sign up for an IU Med Advising Appointment


William Mbongo, second year student at Harvard Medical School, Purdue alum, and Fulbright award winner, has created a podcast that follows the journeys of students to medical school. It demystifies the application process and the perception of the "ideal" medical school applicant.

Listen to these fascinating journeys on the go with Will as your guide.

Apple Podcast: DocDreams

Spotify: DocDreams

Human & Animal Healthcare Online Webinars, News & Events

Links to individual school webinars and other upcoming online events.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering virtual shadowing experiences open to all pre-health students. As of now they only have one session up and ready, but are planning more by Labor Day. Email Bre McKercher at breanna.mckercher@cuanschutz to enroll. (This is a known organization to our office that regularly offers programming to students--usually they offer mountain emergency medicine and tropical emergency medicine courses.)

Two pre-medical students from the University of Central Florida are creating an opportunity to "shadow" virtually by having physicians from various specialties present case-based scenarios on YouTube live. Session times will vary in time/days based on physician availability. They will inform their audience a week prior to the sessions via email. Sign up to be part of their email list by filling out the google form on their Webshadowers website. (This is not a known organization to our office--please let us know if you use this resource and what you think.)

Learn to make clinical decisions through online case studies, assignments, and zoom meetings at Pre-PT Virtual Observation Hours. (This is not a known organization to our office--please let us know if you use this resource and what you think.) Please discuss it with us if there is a fee for the service before signing up.

Law School Webinars, News, & Other Events

Links to individual school webinars and other online information events.

The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) maintains a list of events being held by law schools. Check this website to find events of interest to you.

AccessLex Institute offers great (and free) law school workshops on paying for law school, public interest loans, budgeting and other great topics. Register for these workshops.


Other Opportunities

We sometimes hear about other interesting things you might want to check out!

INScribe still has available positions at IU Arnett for scribing. Scribing is an important job that takes considerable training. You essentially follow a physician, PA, or nurse practitioner and maintain all the charting so that they can focus on the patient.

Others in the medical team count on you being there. Do not take this on lightly or consider this a summer job. Scribing is an important job that takes considerable training. You can learn a lot about taking patient histories, what tests would be ordered, interpreting tests, charting (obviously), and differential diagnosis.

Use the InScribe website to link to their online application if interested. If you have questions or concerns about safety protocols in light of the pandemic you can contact the the Human Resource Director directly. Please email and we will help you do that.

Scribe America is actively hiring now for part-time and full-time positions and will have more openings becoming available in late spring and summer.

If you would like to learn more about ScribeAmerica, they are holding several info sessions over the next couple of weeks. Click on the link below to sign up for a virtual session.

ScribeAmerica Virtual Info Session RSVP Form

Application Updates

Sometimes things change in the application processes. This space will allow us to alert you to those changes.

Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine is requiring the CASPer Situational Judgment Exam this year. They join IU School of Medicine and IU School of Dental Medicine in requiring this test.

Public Health, Medical Humanities, Ethics, & Social Justice Webinars

A little something extra you can add to your education.