FYAC: First Year Aggie Connections

Winter 2018 Pre-Health First-Year Aggie Connections

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An Aggie Connection is a group of first-year students grouped together based on similar interests, led by a facilitator and a peer mentor. The group meets weekly to discuss strategies for success during the first year and beyond. Aggie Connections are meant to be fun, relaxed ways to connect students and leaders over events and conversations.

For the Winter 2018 quarter, Health Professions Advising will be facilitating three FYAC seminars for first-year freshman students interested in exploring health professions, medicine, and veterinary medicine. 

Pre-Health First-Year Aggie Connections will 1) provide an introduction to life as a pre-health student at UC Davis; 2) guide cohort members during the start of their path towards a pre-health professional school (or introduce cohort to various health professions); 3) serve as a learning environment for students to have their questions answered, have discussions regarding the application process and ethical issues faced by health professionals of all fields, form a network support of advisors and other pre-health students, which will allow them to be prepared for coming years as a pre-health student. This is a place for cohort members to ask ANY and ALL questions regarding college and being pre-health.

For more information about First-Year Aggie Connections, check this out!


Diving into Medicine: Becoming a Physician & Beyond

This connection will focus on exploring various careers in medicine (MD, DO, DPM), current events and topics in medicine, and interactive activities, such as talks, discussions, demonstrations, and guest speakers. Studets will gain insight and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a physician beyond diagnosing and treating patients.

This seminar will meet weekly on Tuesdays, 11-11:50 a.m. in Olson 121, starting on January 9, 2018.

Register here!
Questions? Email spprasad@ucdavis.edu.


Exploring Health Careers: It's Way More Than Just Doctors (CRN: 75437)

Are you interested in a health career but not sure which one? In this first-year seminar, we will explore several careers while also discussing how to proceed on a pre-health track with multiple options in mind. It will help students establish the strong foundation necessary for a highly successful academic career at UC Davis. Topics include transitioning to the college classroom, navigating college resources, communicating with faculty and campus staff, evaluating and applying new information, time management, study habits, choosing a major, and more.

This seminar will meet weekly on Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. in Wellman 6.

To Register, use CRN 75437 (EDU 65A, Section 01)
2 Units, P/NP
Questions? Email jsnapp@ucdavis.edu.


Pre-Veterinary: Path to Success (CRN: 75438)

Pre-Vet students are invited to join this fun, interactive course designed to help you succeed at UC Davis and keep you on track toward a vet career. Topics include transitioning to the college classroom, navigating college resources, communicating with faculty and campus staff, evaluating and applying new information, time management, study habits, choosing a major, and more.

This seminar will meet weekly on Mondays, 4-6 p.m. in Wellman 25.

To Register, use CRN 75438
2 Units, P/NP
Questions? Email jsnapp@ucdavis.edu.