The Pre-Admission Workshop is held during the AAIP Annual Meeting & National Health Conference, which is an event held annually to bring together AAIP member physicians; AI/AN college (undergraduate, graduate, and/or medical) students; traditional healers; public health employees; and other interested individuals, with the goal of networking and discussing the current state of Native health and health education.
The AAIP partners with the The University of Minnesota’s Center of American Indian and Minority Health to conduct the Pre-Admission Workshop. The Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW) is a 2-day workshop aimed at addressing common challenges encountered by students in the health professional application process. The curriculum focuses upon skills necessary for successful application and admittance to health professional school. AAIP awards scholarships to college students, as a part of the PAW held during the Annual Meeting, to cover the cost of airfare, hotel accommodations, conference registration and materials, and most meals.
Topics of discussion include:
- Selecting a professional school
- Admissions tests (MCAT)
- Personal statement
- AMCAS application process
- Financial aid and scholarship resources
- Interview process, including a mock interview
- Physician & medical student panel presentations