Pre-health Advising: Moving you toward excellence

Advances in technology and knowledge are creating more careers in medical and healthcare professions. With our student body quickly following these trends, the OVPI is looking to improve student preparation for professional schools and careers by centralizing the pre-health program with a more concentrated effort on student need and providing more collaboration with the Career Center, advisors, faculty and other resources across campus

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Pre-health Advising: Moving toward excellence

Advances in technology and knowledge are creating more careers in medical and healthcare professions, and our student body is very quickly following these industry trends as indicated by the increase in the number of applications to medical and professional schools in the last several years. In 2015 our Premedical Studies Program office assisted approximately 700 UGA students in working toward or applying to medical professional schools, including allopathic, osteopathic, dental, and optometry.

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Strengthening STEM Ed: Building upon a strong foundation

As we get ready to host the Fifth Annual STEM Institute this week, I thought I'd take the opportunity to update you on the new and exciting things happening in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education at UGA. I am sure you have already heard about STEM disciplines in the popular media, and the increasingly rapid rate of discovery in many of these disciplines.

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Investing in advising

As the Spring semester rolls on, advising is front-and-center for a lot of our students. As it turns out, advising is a hot topic of discussion in our offices as well. Last summer, the Office of Institutional Research began an exhaustive assessment of the paths our students took from the time they arrived at UGA until they graduated.

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Pointing you in the right direction

Welcome back! I hope that you've had an opportunity to relax over the long holiday and are settling into your spring semester classes. Spring is always a busy semester and there are several exciting opportunities to get your semester off to a great start. Start by visiting the Study Abroad Fair today from 12-5pm in the Tate Center. Also, mark your calendar for the Majors Fair next Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 10:30-1:30 also in the Tate Center.

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Keeping up the momentum

Welcome back! I hope that you've had an opportunity to relax over the long holiday and spend some quality time with your families and friends. We have worked at a rapid pace and made great progress on various initiatives in the last several months. As we start off with the new year, we hope to keep up the momentum. There is a lot more happening in the OVPI, and I will be sharing information about these initiatives as they roll out over the next several months.

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