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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Looking to expand  your professionalism, experiences and attributes? 

Consider exploring and balancing these kinds of opportunities during your academic career.

* Experience Log for Pre-Health Students
Use this to record and reflect on your experiences!

Using the Experience Log for Pre-Health Students

Keep track and reflect on all of your experiences outside of the classroom: shadowing, research, health related volunteering, community service, study abroad, campus involvement, internships, paid employment, etc.

Having a record of your hours and taking the time to do some reflective writing on your experiences will make the professional school application process much easier!  Plus, your reflective writings will most likely provide a foundation for the application personal essay.

Remember, it’s not just that you’re participating in all of these experiences, but you’re also learning, growing, and changing through your participation.  By the time you apply, the professional schools expect that you have reflected on your experiences and can articulate what you’ve learned through them. 

 

Tips:

  • Read provided information! Be sure to understand the mission of each opportunity or program as well as the application process.
  • When researching summer programs, remember that deadlines come about as early as December.
  • Confirm program dates to avoid conflicts.
  • Remember that you are representing yourself as well as the University of Cincinnati. Maintain professionalism and a positive work ethic.
 
Disclaimer: The PPAC the University of Cincinnati encourages students to use precaution and fully investigate all aspects of these programs before committing to one. The PPAC has no control or responsibility for the: (a) quality or safety of any experiential learning opportunity/position descriptions or (b) the application, hiring practices, or EEO/AA status of any of the organizations listed here.