Thank you to all of the attendees, guests, and volunteers who made the 2nd Annual Northeastern University Health Professions Conference a huge success! You can review the recordings of sessions below.
- Presenters: Ali Salinger, Assistant Director in the Career Design Office at Northeastern University. Danette Mucaria, Associate Director of Mental Health in the University Health and Counseling Services at Northeastern University.
- Description: While rewarding, careers in healthcare have notoriously high rates of burnout. Join this dynamic session to discuss career wellness and learn strategies about preventing burnout in a healthcare profession.
- Recording: CLICK HERE (passcode: HPC2024!)
- Presenters: Richard G. Wamai, PhD, Professor of Cultures, in the Societies and Global Studies department at Northeastern University. Wayne S. Saltsman, MD, PhD, Strategic Partnership Advisor in the PMPH Office at Northeastern University. Alex Chang ‘24, is a current Biology/Political Science major at Northeastern University.
- Description: Join this roundtable discussion to learn more about the importance of research experience as it relates to a career in healthcare. Presenters will share about their individual research backgrounds and answer questions about finding unique research opportunities that fit students’ specific interests. This session is applicable to all students, including those looking for their first research experiences, as well as those who are getting ready to apply to a health profession program and are seeking insight about how to leverage their research exposure going forward.
- Recording: CLICK HERE (passcode: 260N^sa^)
- Presenters: Julie Gilbert, Lead Education Debt Management Specialist, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Courtney Martinez, PreHealth Advisor in the PMPH Office at Northeastern University.
- Description: Representatives from the AAMC and the Northeastern PreMed & PreHealth Advising program will discuss costs associated with applying to different health profession programs, what resources may be available to help fund application expenses, the realistic cost of attendance and how to prepare for those costs, where to find scholarships and loans to finance your education, and other financial resources that may help you along the way!
- Recording: CLICK HERE (passcode: Qx%?#3TF)
- Presenters: Brian Sheffer, Associate Director of Faculty-Led Programs in the Global Experience Office at Northeastern University. Kelley Fitzgerald, Assistant Director of Faculty-Led Programs in the Global Experience Office at Northeastern University. Catherine Kareores, Assistant Director of Study Abroad & Exchange in the Global Experience Office at Northeastern University.
- Description: Join this interactive presentation to learn more about the study abroad opportunities that Northeastern has to offer and how global experience can contribute to a competitive health professions application. The presentation will be followed by Q&A with a panel of PreHealth students who have engaged in global experiences in the past. This session is applicable for all students, including those looking for global experiences, as well as those who are getting ready to apply to a health profession program and are seeking insight about how to leverage their global exposure going forward.
- Recording: CLICK HERE (passcode: rs*8io4c)
- Presenters: Kristen H. Goodell, MD, Associate Dean of Admissions at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Hilary Sullivan, Director of the Community Service & Civic Engagement at Northeastern University.
- Description: Through the discussion of case studies, students will learn what factors make a community engagement endeavor impactful, as well as understand where to find meaningful opportunities to get involved with their communities. The session will help students appreciate the importance of service in a healthcare profession, and in future applications.
- Recording: CLICK HERE
- Presenter: Steven Chang, PhD, Director of Admissions, University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry
- Description: Despite many achievements and great academic success, many high achieving undergraduate students struggle with impostor phenomenon (syndrome), which is a feeling of extreme self-doubt despite success and achievements. Graduate and professional programs increasingly observe the impact of impostor syndrome on applicants and matriculates during the crucial transition into, and through, rigorous health disciplines. This session will focus on an exploration of the prevalence and impact of impostor phenomenon within pre-health professions undergraduates, with the focus on helping students meet their full potential. Strategies for students to combat impostor feelings exacerbated by the application process to graduate health professions programs will be discussed.
- Recording: CLICK HERE (passcode: d%75I@^8)
- Moderator: Ciara O’Donnell, Senior Associate Director of the PMPH Office at Northeastern University.
- Description: This panel is comprised of Northeastern alumni from various health professions. Through guided questions by the moderator and open questions from the audience, panelists will share about their healthcare journey. In doing so, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the individuality of one’s healthcare pathway and how their time as a Husky impacted their future.
- Recording: CLICK HERE (passcode: @U*uE0#7)
- Moderator: Wayne S. Saltsman, MD, PhD, Strategic Partnership Advisor in the PMPH Office at Northeastern University.
- Description: This panel is comprised of healthcare professionals from various health professions, which will remain anonymous to the audience throughout the session. Through guided questions by the moderator and open questions from the audience, attendees will work together to uncover each panelist’s healthcare profession. In doing so, attendees will witness the overlap and differences between the various health fields.
- Recording: CLICK HERE (passcode: 1koR*@ES) *The first couple minutes of this session were not captured.
All conference events will take place in the Curry Student Center on Northeastern University’s Boston campus (abbreviation “CSC” on the Campus Map HERE).
For directions to the Boston campus, please click HERE.
The closest visitor parking garage to the Curry Student Center is the Gainsborough Garage located at: 10 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA 02115
The closest hotels to campus are:
While there will be food provided at the conference, if you are looking for other food options nearby, consider the following options:
The conference will be offered in-person on the Boston campus. For those studying at other locations within the campus network, recordings of the sessions will be made available on this webpage following the event. Please only register for the conference if you will be able to attend in-person.
While we are hoping for mild weather, winters in Boston can be unpredictable. In the event that the conference cannot be held in-person due to inclement weather, a snow plan will be emailed to all attendees and presenters.