The Latest Pre-Professional News

Upcoming Events

  • March 21: Is a Career in Law Right for Me? Local attorneys share their career experiences and PPA presents information on preparing for law school. 5:30-6:30pm. BRNG 2290. Registration
  • March 21: Northwestern Master of Science in Law in-person information session. ME 2053. 12pm-1pm.
  • March 22: PA Like a Pro Webinar: Surgery. 8pm. Registration. Watch past webinars here.
  • March 23: Purdue SLHS presents Let's Talk About Applying to Grad School. 6pm. LYLE 1160. RSVP
  • March 23: Personal Statement Workshop offered by A.T. Still University 3pm Eastern Registration
  • March 23: University of Pittsburgh Physician Scientist Training Program virtual info session. 7pm. Registration. Zoom link.
  • March 25: Great Lakes Pharmacy Conference. University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School. Explore the field of pharmacy at this in-person conference. Cost is $15. Register here.
  • March 26: The Princeton Review Free MCAT Practice Test (virtual). Registration
  • March 27: Finding Your 'Fit' in Medical School and the Workplace. Panelists include Rina Jiang, (College of Science '22) current MS1 at Indiana University School of Medicine. Hosted by AAARCC and CCO/PPA. 6-7pm. LWSN 1142.
  • March 27: PPA Ambassador application deadline. 5pm Eastern. Application information.
  • March 28. Graduate School 101 virtual presentation by Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research. Registration.
  • March 28: IUPUI PA Program Virtual Information Session. 4-5pm. Registration
  • March 28: Virtual Sha-DO Day. Hosted by Western University of Health Sciences. 10am-1pm Pacific time. Be a DO student for a day! Register by March 27.
  • March 30: Veterinary Medical Admission Virtual Fair. Connect with veterinary medicine school admissions officers from around the world. 12pm-5pm.
  • March 30: IUPUI OT Program Virtual Information Session. 6-7pm. Registration
  • March 30: Keck Graduate Institute MS in Physician Assistant Studies Program Overview (virtual). 4pm-5pm Pacific time. Registration
  • March 31: Cookies with a Physical Therapist, Dr. Matthew Smith. Drop by between 1:30-3:00pm. UNIV 019. 
  • April 1: Ohio University DPT Program virtual open house. 10am-11:30am. Register here.
  • April 1-2: World Pre-Health Conference at Harvard University. Virtual event. Participants will gain insight into the medical field, make connections with healthcare professionals, and join a community with other like minded students. Apply here.
  • April 4: A.T. Still University & Kansas City Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Panel Q & A for Pre-Meds. 7pm Eastern Registration
  • April 6: Cornell University Vet School Virtual Pre-Vet Roundtable. 5-6pm. Registration
  • April 11: Competitive Applications Workshop for DO & Dental School offered by A.T. Still University. 3pm Eastern. Registration
  • April 13: MCAT Prep Workshop with AptarePrep offered by A.T. Still University. 3pm Eastern. Registration
  • April 14: IUPUI PT Program Information Day. In-person, 1pm-4pm. Registration
  • April 22: Harvard Medical School presents a virtual conference Empower: A Symposium on Underrepresented Voices in Medicine. 11am-6:30pm. Registration.
  • April 22: Synapse National presents Future Leaders in Brain Injury Conference (virtual). 1pm-5pm. Registration
  • April 22: Indiana University Dental Day. Registration is closed.
  • April 26: APTA Doctor of Physical Therapy Virtual Fair. Meet representatives from DPT programs. 10am-8pm. 
  • April 29: University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Impressions Day. Philadelphia, PA. 9am-3:30pm. RSVP by April 21.
  • Late April: CASPA (PA school application) opens
  • May 1: TMDSAS (Medical, Veterinary, Podiatry, and Dental programs in Texas) application opens at 8am CST
  • May 2: AMCAS (MD application) opens
  • May 9: AADSAS (Dental School) application opens
  • May 11: Begin selecting programs on VMCAS (vet school application)
  • May 15: First day to submit TMDSAS application
  • May 30: First day to submit AMCAS application
  • May 30: First day to submit AADSAS application
  • June 2: Illinois College of Optometry Focus on Your Future Summer Program from July 10-14. Applications due June 2.
  • June 30: First transmission of AMCAS applications to medical schools

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 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.

Currently our appointments are remote (Teams, WebEx, Zoom, or phone appointments). These work well as we often are showing you how to navigate the online resources you will need for your future applications, national exams, professional school resources, etc.

If you feel you need to meet in-person, please email your pre-professional advisor directly and we can arrange an in-person meeting. This will need to be in the morning in Young Hall 132.

You can email your questions to

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

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 be hosting their popular advising appointments with our students again this semester. Because of COVID they will be phone appointments this semester.

This is your opportunity to speak one-on-one with an IU School of Medicine Admissions Representative one-on-one and to ask any questions you have about the process and your future application.

You sign up through an online system with IU. If you find at some point your schedule has changed and you can no longer keep the appointment, please let them know.

Appointments times are limited and will go fast! Sign up soon.




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.

Law School Forums bring together workshops and 150+ law schools to help you learn about the application process and to speak with law school representatives. The events are sponsored by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and are free for students.

This year LSAC will host a mix of in-person and virtual forums.

Typically you will need to register for the event several days before the actual event. Make sure you check the time zone too so that you do not miss any sessions.

  • Digital Forum on February 3 from 2pm-6pm Eastern. Register by Feb. 1st.

Information and registration for LSAC Forums

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!

Grant's House at Wabash Center is looking for Direct Support Professionals for summer staff for Camp #54, serving youth with disabilities and special needs. Full-time and part-time opportunities are available. Click here for more information.

The Legislative Internship program is a paid program that provides a fantastic experience for students from all majors and backgrounds.

The Statehouse employs college students as interns in Indianapolis during the spring semester each year in these areas: Communication, Information Technology, Policy Analysis, Constituent Services, Graphic & Print Design, and Fiscal Analysis.

Applications are typically due end of October. Keep this in mind for the future.

Learn more about the internships and find applications at these websites

House Republicans

Senate Republicans

House Democratic Caucus

Senate Democrats

If you have questions, please email


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.

INScribe has positions at IU Arnett for scribing. Use the InScribe website to link to their online application if interested. If you would like to learn more about ScribeAmerica, visit their website.

Application Updates

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

  • End of April: CASPA (PA school application) opens
  • May 1: TMDSAS (Texas Veterinary, Medical-both MD and DO, Podiatry, and Dental Programs)
    • May 15: First day to submit TMDSAS
  • May 2: AMCAS (MD application) opens
    • May 30: First day to submit AMCAS
  • May 9: AADSAS (dental application) opens
    • May 30: First day to submit AADSAS
  • May 11: VMCAS opened on January 19, May 11 is first day to select programs and complete application


The PCAT will be discontinued in 2024. At this point, very few schools are requiring the exam and in 2024, the test will be discontinued entirely. Read more about the retirement of the exam on the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) website.

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

A little something extra you can add to your education.

Check out CDC's new materials on Building Resilience Against Climate Effects BRACE Framework.
The Health Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP) allows you to look at data on various reasons for hospital stays by state and see the trends. Fun to play with!
The 2022 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report is the latest reportcard from the US Office of Minority Health (OMH) about how we are doing taking care of all of our people.