U of M Online Workshops

Congratulations St. Thomas students! You’re on your way to applying to a health professional program.  Now that you’ve made the decision to go for it, it’s time to put your best foot forward when hitting the “submit” button to turn in your application.

The University of St. Thomas along with the University of Minnesota’s Health Careers Center have teamed up to offer you these tools.

We offer non-credit, online workshops, designed to help you with various application elements, which are required by many health professional programs. Whether it’s the interviewing process or personal statement writing, building your portfolio of experience, or just planning for medical school in general…these online, workshops are designed to assist you.

Each of these can be done on your own time, at your own pace. They are interactive and will ask you to do some work along the way, such as creating an action plan or writing a draft of your personal statement. And if you need some personalized feedback, that is included too.

View a short presentation about these online, non-credit, workshops here: Workshop Demo.

Two workshops (online, non-credit) are available to you. Look below for details.


Personal Statements for a Health Program

Writing a personal statement when applying to a health professional program can seem like a daunting task. This hands-on, non-credit, online workshop will give you the structure you seek in preparing this important piece of your application.

This workshop provides general strategies on how to write your personal statement which is required for application to most health professional programs. It discusses why admissions and selection committees use personal statements, what to include in a personal statement, and strategies for presenting yourself and your experience in the best light.

By completing the exercises in this workshop, you will have a complete draft of your statement. And with that completed draft of your statement, you can have your personal statement draft reviewed by a Health Careers Center staff member.

Take this workshop and get ready to write!

Register and start your workshop now!  (see below for link to return to the site if you have already registered for the workshop)

NOTE: The first time you register, click on 'create a new guest account' to get a U of M UserID and password. The next time you sign up for a Health Career Center short course, use this new UserID and password to register.

Regarding Browser Use: You will need to use Firefox or Internet Explorer to complete your registration. At this time, Google Chrome and Safari will not allow you to complete your registration. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Returning Users Log In (after registration):

Once registered for the online workshops, you will then access your workshops via the MyU Portal page (add link: http://www.myu.umn.edu/). Log in at the MyU Portal page with your user name and password. After logging in, click on the "My Courses" tab, then click on the "Active" tab, to view the Moodle links to your workshops.

Contact the Health Careers Center (HCC@umn.edu) with any questions regarding accessing this workshop after initial registration.


Planning for Medical School

Considering a career in medicine? Planning on going to medical school?

Start your planning today with this new non-credit, online workshop designed for those thinking about pursuing an M.D. Complete the workshop on your time, at your own pace…from home or school. The workshop is customizable depending on what stage you are at in the preparation process. You can start it today and finish it later. With continual access, the time you take to complete it depends on you and your schedule.

Want Personalized Feedback?

After you have finished the Planning for Medical School short course, you have the opportunity to complete your Pre-Med Action Plan and create your medical school application checklist, you will then have the opportunity to receive personalized, in-person feedback from your academic advisor.

Register and start your workshop now!  (see below for link to return to the site if you have already registered for the workshop)

NOTE: The first time you register, click on 'create a new guest account' to get a U of M UserID and password. The next time you sign up for a Health Career Center short course, use this new UserID and password to register.

Regarding Browser Use: You will need to use Firefox or Internet Explorer to complete your registration. At this time, Google Chrome and Safari will not allow you to complete your registration. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Returning Users Log In (after registration):

Once registered for the online workshops, you will then access your workshops via the MyU Portal page (add link: http://www.myu.umn.edu/). Log in at the MyU Portal page with your user name and password. After logging in, click on the "My Courses" tab, then click on the "Active" tab, to view the Moodle links to your workshops.

Contact the Health Careers Center (HCC@umn.edu) with any questions regarding accessing this workshop after initial registration.