Basic Clinical Skills for Pre-Health Students - Provides undergraduate students with basic clinical skills that will ensure more meaningful medical experiences (through shadowing or volunteering) prior to entering a health related graduate program (medical, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, veterinary, and optometry). Students will learn professionalism, patient care and communication skills and gain medical knowledge through training on blood born pathogens, vital signs, CPR, HIPAA, EKG’s and taking patient histories.
Shadowing Externship - You will be permitted to register for one credit (IDS 3940) each semester, six semesters maximum (3 credits of which may count towards a Biology major). You must shadow a minimum of three hours per week to receive credit.
Introduction to Pre-Professional Studies and Lab (PCB 3083 & Lab) – The purpose of this course is to familiarize premedical or allied field students with the requirements, demands, and rewards of a career in medicine. The course features lectures about a variety of medical disciplines. The lab requires shadowing of physicians in hospital and office settings, including visits to local facilities and observations of actual medical procedures.
Pre-Med Success (IDS 3122)- Designed to help pre-health professional students (medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, etc.) negotiate the complex and often confusing world of medical school applications, admission tests, admission essays, interviews, financing medical school and much more. The scope of this course can be expanded to fit student needs and interests.
Involvement at FAU
The Center for Civic Engagement and Service – Located in the Student Union, the Campus Volunteer Center has many volunteer opportunities available. If you log your volunteer hours, they will record them on your transcript. www.fauvolunteer.org
Compassion and Caring for Others: Getting Involved
Habitat for Humanity
Public School Programs
Involvement at FAU
Pre-Health Professions Clubs at FAU
Instructions to join a group in MYFAU:
Log into MYFAU
Click on the link “Groups” at the top near the email link
Click the tab (at the top) called GROUPS INDEX
Click ACADEMIC or SERVICE to find a list of all groups in that category