Community Connect Day Events Schedule

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Visit a health professions community event near you on Thursday, November 9! Events are listed below by state. Some events, as noted, take place on other days.

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If you’re interested in hosting a Community Connect Day event in coordination with Health Professions Week, please complete this form so we can share the information with interested participants.


Note: Events highlighted below in grey have already taken place in advance of the official Community Connect Day.


A.T. Still University
Mesa, AZ
Tour the Arizona campus, meet faculty & current students, and receive program information. Programs available on the Arizona campus: Athletic Training, Audiology, Dental Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies. (Professions represented: Dental, Occupational Therapy, Osteopathic Medicine, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Athletic Training, Other)
8:30pm MT


NYITCOM at Arkansas State University
2405 Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR
Learn what it takes to be a successful applicant and medical school student! Listen and learn from dedicated faculty on the power of Osteopathic Medical Treatments, experience telemedicine, and engage in our OR and ER labs. Our conference is designed for all premedical students (college/high school/postbac), parents, and pre-health advisors.
Saturday, November 11, 9:00am – 4:00pm CT


Keck Graduate Institution
Claremont, CA
PharmD Visitation Day: Join us for our Fall visitation day where interested students can learn about the PharmD program, meet faculty, staff, and students and enjoy a campus tour.
Saturday, November 4, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Keck Graduate Institution
Claremont, CA
School of Applied Life Sciences Visitation Day: Join us for our Fall visitation day where interested students can learn about the PharmD program, meet faculty, staff, and students and enjoy a campus tour.
Friday, October 20, 11:00am – 5:00pm


Adventist University of Health Sciences
Denver, CO
ADU Denver’s open house will be a great opportunity to meet our faculty, tour the campus, view the learning labs, and learn more about our Nursing, Radiography, and Sonography programs!
(Professions represented: Nursing, Sonography, Radiology, Other)
Wednesday, November 8, 4:00 – 7:00pm MT


Utica College
9400 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL
Welcome to Nursing: Speak to students about their experience in the ABSN program. Learn how to start sooner with our Prerequisite Priority (PREP) Program. EXPERIENCE a patient care demonstration. Preview our online courses. Meet with representatives about the admissions process.
9:30am ET


Idaho State University College of Pharmacy
Meridian, ID
Come engage with academic programs and advanced learning technologies through hands on activities and experts from Idaho’s leader in health sciences education. (Professions represented: Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Public Health)
5:00 – 7:30pm MT


University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Pharmacy Lobby, 833 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL
Health Professions Information Night: During Health Professions Week, join the UI-Health Programs to learn more about the variety of health career options available. Programs Attending: College of Applied Health Sciences, College of Dentistry, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Social Work, School of Public Health. Other offices invited: Office of Admissions, Honors College/GPPA
5:00 – 7:00pm CT


University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
Health Professions Preview Day: If your goal is to embark on a career as a healthcare professional, you will want to take this opportunity to explore Uindy’s healthcare-related programs. You will meet our faculty, participate in panel discussions, tour our campus, and enjoy a complimentary lunch. You will also get advice on choosing an undergraduate major and pre-professional track that will prepare you for graduate school and a successful career. (Professions represented: Dental, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine)
9:00am ET
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
School of Nursing Preview Day: Join our outstanding nursing faculty for a day designed to answer all of your questions about a career in nursing. You will get to experience our nursing simulation labs, join in discussions with current nursing students and nursing alumni, and tour the Uindy Health Pavilion and the rest of our beautiful campus. You will also engage in sessions on admissions and financial aid, and enjoy a complimentary lunch. (Professions represented: Nursing)
9:00am ET


Drake University
Des Moines, IA
This professional conference is designed for current and prospective Drake students to learn about national trends in health care and current issues facing health care providers. Prospective students and their families will participate in a keynote speaker, academic breakout sessions, admission overview, Q&A with current students and alumni, facility and lab tours, lunch on campus, optional campus tours and more. (Professions represented: Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy)
9:30am – 3:00pm CT


AAMC Minority Medical Student Career Fair
Boston, MA
This in-person event consists of workshops, along with a career fair featuring over 75 medical schools from across the country and representatives from other health professions. Pre-registration recommended; free for students and parents.(Professions represented: Anesthesiology, Health Administration, Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Public Health)
Saturday, November 4, 8:30am – 5:00pm ET


Mississippi University for Women
Columbus, MS
The College of Nursing will be offering a Navigating Nursing Event on November 17th at 9am. High School Students are invited to come to The W for hands on activities and interactions with nursing students and faculty.(Profession represented: Nursing)
Friday, November 17, 9:00am CT


Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Newark, NJ
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences –School of Dental Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Nursing and Pharmacy Schools welcomes Essex County Community College on “HPW Community Connect Day”. Participants will learn about professional health careers opportunities, meet with professional students and receive a tour of the different schools. (Professions represented: Dental, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy)
2:30 – 5:00pm ET


University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Buffalo, NY
UB Discovery Day, although geared toward prospective undergraduates, will include academic tabling, student service information, and a formal presentation by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Learn more about the admission process for the PharmD or Pharmaceutical Sciences degrees and the high-caliber programs offered. (Profession represented: Pharmacy)
12:45 – 1:30pm ET
Phillips School of Nursing at Mt. Sinai
New York, NY
Learn about our Accelerated Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree program as well as our RN-BSN program. (Profession represented: Nursing)
5:30pm ET
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY
Visit us at NYCPM to explore podiatric medicine – one of the fastest growing medical professions. Gain insight into the profession through an interactive DPM panel discussion. Speak with Admissions to perfect your application, and understand the admissions process. You will also have the opportunity to tour the College and Foot Center of New York.
9:30am ET
Yeshiva University
Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street | Washington Heights, NY
Fifth Annual Health Careers Fair
Wednesday, November 29


Duke University
Durham, NC
For the second year, Duke PA and DPT students will team up to present a look at both professions. They will offer an insider look into some of the things both providers do with learning stations. (Professions represented: Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant)


Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Graduate Entry Webinar on Wednesday, November 8th at 4pm. Students will be able to view a Recruitment Specialist and our Graduate Entry Program Director in a webinar. They can pre-submit questions and ask them during the webinar about nursing/our program/application process. The Graduate Entry (MN) Program is a two-year master’s degree in nursing specifically designed for students with non-nursing backgrounds. We will discuss this program/careers in nursing that would hopefully cater to students with bachelor’s degrees in non-nursing fields. (Profession represented: Nursing)
Wednesday, November 8 at 4:00pm EST
Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH
Polar Preview Day: Each Polar Preview Day provides the opportunity to meet with faculty in one of our nationally ranked arts, sciences, and professional programs. Discover what makes an Ohio Northern education one of the best returns on investment in the nation. Talk to current students about why ONU was their college choice. Find out why U.S. News and World Report ranks ONU No. 6 among Midwest regional colleges in America’s Best Colleges 2017. Learn about scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Tour and explore our vibrant campus. (Professions represented: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work)
9:00am ET
Raabe College of Pharmacy
Ada, OH
Pharmacy Preview Day: The day will include general ONU admission and financial aid information, admission information related to the Raabe College of Pharmacy, a campus tour, a tour of the pharmacy facilities, a session with pharmacy faculty and current students and a complimentary lunch. (Profession represented: Pharmacy)
9:00am ET
Ohio State University College of Nursing
15852 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH
The Ohio State University College of Nursing will be hosting an Undergraduate Open House to share information about our Nursing and Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare programs with high school students looking to apply to college in the next 1-3 years. The presentation will conclude with a panel of current faculty in students in our BSN an HWIH programs.
1:00 – 2:30pm ET


University of Portland School of Nursing
5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR
The University of Portland School of Nursing is pleased to announce our involvement in the second annual Health Professions Week! On November 10th students will have an opportunity to tour our Learning Resource Center 11 am – 2 pm. The Learning Resource Center consists of an acute care lab, ambulatory care lab, classroom, and three dedicated simulation theaters. We are very excited to engage young people in learning more about the opportunities available through a career in nursing.
11:00am – 2:30 pm ET


9th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians Reception and Student Panel
Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA
The 9th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians Reception and Student Panel is a wonderful opportunity for premed advisors and prospective students to network with naturopathic doctors and learn more about the profession.
Friday, October 20, 5:30 – 8:15pm ET
Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
We invite you to participate in our upcoming Graduate Open House to learn how a degree from Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the different graduate degree programs available at the Dornsife School of Public Health and hear from our current students, alumni and faculty. (Profession represented: Public Health)
Saturday, November 11, 9:00am – 12:30 pm ET
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue, Evans Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Programs Open House: Join us on Friday, October 27, 2017 for an open house in Evans Hall from 5-8 p.m. to learn more about our Graduate Programs. PCOM offers graduate programs in various academic areas including Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies and Psychology.
Friday, October 27, 5:00 – 8:00pm ET
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue, Evans Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Open House: Join us on Friday, November 10, 2017 for an open house in Evans Hall from 4-8 p.m. to learn more about our Doctor of Osteopathic program.
Friday, November 10, 4:00 – 8:00pm ET
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue, Evans Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Campus Tour: Join us to take part in a campus tour and to learn more about degree programs, certification programs and post-doctoral certificates. Learn why students in clinical psychology, school psychology, mental health counseling and organizational development and leadership chose Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Tuesday, November 17, 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
148 N. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Prehealth Professions Day: Come and learn about the various TU Health Science programs at the annual Pre-Health Professions Day hosted by Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM). You will have the opportunity to learn about each program represented, ask questions of a student panel and speak to individual program representatives. Temple University Programs represented are: College of Public Health, School of Podiatric Medicine, School of Dentistry and School of Pharmacy!
Thursday, November 9 and Saturday, November 18, 10:00am – 2:00pm ET
Villanova University College of Nursing
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA
Villanova Nursing Simulation & Learning Resource Center Open House is on Tuesday, November 7th from 4- 5 pm ET. You will be able to tour our 14 clinical simulation labs, observe our high fidelity mannequins and gain insight into how this technology and corresponding clinical scenarios are used throughout the 4-year nursing curriculum. On Thursday, November 9th from 5:30- 7:30 pm ET you are invited to attend an Externship Panel where our senior nursing students will speak about their nursing externship experiences. On November 14th from 6:00- 7:00 pm ET you are invited to attend a Joining Forces Lecture with our chapter of the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania. REGISTRATION REQUIRED for these events.
November 7, November 9, November 14


University of Tennessee, College of Nursing
8 South Dunlap, Memphis, TN
The UTHSC College of Nursing invites you to our Open House. Join the faculty, staff and students of the UTHSC College of Nursing and create your own Nursing experience. Choose from special interest sessions featuring Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, DNP*, PhD in Nursing, and Certificate programs. Tour the campus and see what UTHSC Nursing is all about!
Friday, November 10, 1:00 – 3:00pm CT
Lipscomb University Physician Assistant School
One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN
Sessions will include detailed information, question and answers, a tour of the facilities, and discussions with current faculty and students. Sessions will begin in the Nursing and Health Sciences Center on the northwest corner of campus (Belmont Blvd side) in room 118.
Thursday, November 16, 3:00 – 5:00pm CT


UNT Health Sciences Center
Fort Worth, TX
High school campus tour and panel presentation by College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health and School of Health Professions (PA & PT). (Professions represented: Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Public Health)
9:00am – 12:30pm CT


Norwich University
Northfield, VT
This is an open house event for both students and high schools (school counselors). Our emails go out multiple times before the event. In order to attend, folks would need to register. The planned events include a tour, student panel and we would like to make a student video to share. (Professions represented: Nursing, Other)
Saturday, November 11, 10:00 – 11:45am ET


Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Center for Medical and Health Sciences, Lynchburg, VA
Hear from the Office of Admissions about admissions requirements, class demographics. Meet the faculty and learn about our curriculum, medical outreach opportunities, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). Meet current student doctors who will share information about lecture and lab formats, forming study habits and support groups, and the importance of taking time to de-stress. Meet the dean, Peter A. Bell, DO, MBA, FACOEP-dist, FACEP, tour the Center for Medical and Health Sciences, and more!
Saturday, November 18, 9:30am – 12:00pm ET


Interprofessional Education Virtual Panel
Concordia University, 12800 N Lake Shore Dr, Mequon, WI
If you are planning a future caring for the health and social care needs of people, you should have a good understanding of interprofessional and collaborative care. Please join us at Concordia University Wisconsin on November 9th, from 2pm-3pm for a virtual panel on Interprofessional Education(IPE). A brief introduction to the topic of IPE will be provided and a panel of diverse practitioners from pharmacy, athletic training, nursing, physician assistant studies, physiotherapy, social work, and occupational therapy will help answer your questions and understand this important area of health education and practice. You will leave the session better prepared for your future as you apply to universities and graduate schools for a future in health and social care. This panel will be presented via Instagram Live. Follow @CUW_IPE or @CUWPharmacy to join us and ask questions!
2:00 – 3:00pm CT
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
The department of Biomedical Sciences’ Career Advising and Internship Committee will host the 4th annual Health Profession Programs Fair for students this fall semester. All pre-health students at Marquette University and local to the area, are welcomed to come and meet representatives from many different health programs and institutions. (Professions represented: Dental, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Podiatric Medicine)
Thursday, October 26, 6:00 – 7:30pm CT