The Pre-Health Society:
The Pre-Health Society is a club for all students who are interested in Health-Related Professions. Meeting notifications available through "The Citadel Biology Department" Facebook Page. "Like" the page to get meeting notices via your Facebook newsfeed. The club advisor is Dr. Kathy Zanin. More Pre-Health Information is published on the Pre-Health Information Page.
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2015-2016 Meetings (*unless specified otherwise, all meetings are held at noon in Duckett 101)
- September 11- Intro and timeline for applications
- September 23 – *Bond 322* 4 PM* - VCOM School of Osteopathic Medicine
- October 2 – Cadets for a Cure Service Project Planning
- November 13- USC School of Medicine, Dr. Tom Blackwell
- December 4- TBD
- January 15- Military Scholarships (HPSP), Cpt. Teschner
- February 12- MUSC College of Health Professions, everything other than medical or dental school
- March 11- Campbell School of Osteopathic Medicine
- April 8- New Officer Elections
- VCOM has several Open House dates for the fall 2015 semester.
- Virginia Campus: Saturday, November 14, 2015 RSVP via email to
Open Houses include: Review of curriculum; Introduction to Osteopathic medicine and OMM demonstration; Application process overview; Panel discussions with VCOM students; Individual meetings with VCOM admissions staff; Simulation and Technology Center tours; Anatomy lab tour; Global health outreach opportunities
Applying to Medical/Dental School for Fall 2016? For MD schools - the 2016 AMCAS application will open May 5. For DO schools - the 2016 AACOMAS application opens May 5. For Dental Schools - ADEA AADSAS opens June 2.
MCAT Registration is now open for September Test Dates and for the Rest of the Year.
MUSC's College of Health Professions will have open info sessions on Friday, September 18, 2015 (OPtional tours at 1:00pm, Information Session begins at 2:00pm) and on Thursday, October 29, 2015 (Optional Tour at 5:00pm, Information Session begins at 6:00pm). Information will be about all programs in Anesthesia for Nurses (CRNA), Cardiovascular Perfusion, Health Administration, Health Informatics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies. Learn more and register here: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/chp/prospective-students/index.htm
Video recordings of the discussion panels on “Ethics in Healthcare and Medical Research” from March 12, 2015. If you have any trouble opening the links, the videos only run properly if you use a computer (not a cell phone) to view them, and you also might need to set "Windows Media Player" as the default media player for your computer. (This setting may be changed in the Control Panel area of your computer; under Programs, Default Program Settings). Macintosh computer users may need this free download: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-media-components-quicktime Macintosh users may also need to use the Firefox web browser: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ Mac users may also have to change “system preferences” to allow your computer to begin videos automatically. Here are the links:
- Part One (pre intermission): http://mediasite.nation.citadel.edu/Mediasite/Play/555d78cf569d4454a2653c1cb046359d1d
- Part Two (post intermission): http://mediasite.nation.citadel.edu/Mediasite/Play/da8f5be743c34adda4e3596e0928c2f21d
Alumni Share Secrets of Success - video from 2014
For Facebook updates about meetings, current events, and opportunities in the Biology Department, Like the Facebook page, "The Citadel Biology Department"
For more information about applying to graduate schools in health related fields, please see the Pre-Health Page and visit the bulletin board across from Bond 317.
In October 2014 The Pre-Health Society established "Cadets for a Cure." We worked to raise cancer awareness and to raise funds for Patient Support Services at Hollings Cancer Center through ribbon and wrist band sales. Cadet Matt Scalise was the founder of this campaign. We raised more than $1,000. A check was presented to Kiki Cooper of MUSC's Giving Office on Dec. 5, 2014.
In September 2014, a panel of distinguished alumni hosted "Meet the Experts" where students learned about various medical and dental specialties.
In February 2014, The Pre-Health Society Hosted a panel of alumni who shared the "Secrets of their Success" with students at The Citadel.
On October 24, 2012 The Pre-Health Society and BioCid co-hosted a Low Country Shrimp Boil Fundraiser that raised $650 to support Wounded Nature (an organization that employs veterans to clean up beaches and increase environmental awareness). Students worked all day selling tickets, shopping, chopping, cooking, serving, and cleaning up; making the event a huge success.