Aquinas Summer Academy 2014: Essential Concepts & Careers in Health Sciences
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Grand Rapids, MI
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"Essential Concepts and Careers in Health Sciences"
Pre-College Seminar for High School Students
Date: June 18 – 19, 2014; 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Aquinas College, Albertus Hall
Instructors: Dr. Jennifer Hess, Dr. Thomas Bahl, Dr. Jeffrey McKelvey (Biology Dept.)
This seminar provides rising juniors and seniors with insights into the exciting college disciplines of biology and health sciences by introducing them to a spectrum of career choices in these fields, including laboratory and core research skills through interactive hands-on learning activities. Students will explore the prerequisite courses, exams that must be taken, and the types of extracurricular experiences they should seek in order to put together a strong application for medical, dental or veterinary school.
Preparation for allied health careers (i.e., physician's assistant, physical therapist, public health official), graduate training (M.S. or Ph.D. in biology and health sciences), and careers not requiring graduate-level training will be reviewed (i.e., laboratory technician, technical sales/service
representative, and elementary or secondary biology teacher). In addition to discussions about how to prepare for specific science-related careers, participants will be introduced to college-level expectations through various hands-on exercises and lectures followed by a mock exam to assess comprehension and study skills.
Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration closes on June 10, 2014 for all programs offered by the AQ Summer Academy.
Applications received after June 10 will be honored only if space is available.
Please use an e-mail address that you check regularly for the registration process to ensure that you receive all needed communication between now and the start of the Summer Academy.
We are looking forward to your participation in the program!
The program fee will be refunded upon receipt of a written request for cancellation. After June 10, refund requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The college may cancel or postpone any session because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.
If a session is cancelled or postponed, the college will refund 100 percent of registration fees.
The fee covers all instruction, materials, supplies, lunch (full-day programs only), and a T-shirt.
When & Where
Aquinas College, Department of Biology and Pre-Health
The mission of the Aquinas College Biology Department is to provide an environment that fosters learning, critical thinking, and scientific literacy through courses in molecular, cellular, organismal and environmental biology. Through excellence in classroom instruction, laboratory experiences that support critical concepts and opportunities for independent research, we strive to prepare students to pursue careers in the life sciences and health professions.