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Wide shot of the Health Professions Fair, showing many universities meeting with students

Connect with schools and programs specializing in health care at the Health Professions Fair!

By College of Science Communications

The Health Professions Fair is a fantastic opportunity to learn about graduate education and careers in health care.

Admissions representatives from more than seventy health professions programs across Oregon and the United States will travel to Oregon State to meet with students at the Health Professions Fair.

April 23, 2024
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
OSU Dixon Recreation Center Lower Gym.

According to U.S. News and other surveys, healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment growth in this sector will be much quicker than the average for all jobs by 2026.

Students interested in this industry can connect with professional schools and graduate programs with specializations in the health-care industry while also learning about graduate education and careers. The Fair hosts schools representing health professions programs in medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, pharmacy, chiropractic medicine, nursing, physical therapy, public health, health management and administration, biomedical sciences and several others. More than 500 students attend the Health Professions Fair each year.

Students are welcome to stop by anytime during the Health Professions Fair, which is free and open to all majors. Volunteers will be on hand with a list of participating schools and a map of their table locations. Students can visit a school’s table to pick up information materials and speak with admission representatives.

Something for everyone

The health fair is open to all undergraduates and alumni.

First and second year students can explore health professions options, build networks and get tips from admission representatives on undergraduate preparation and co-curricular activities.

Juniors, seniors and alumni will have opportunities

  • to learn about specific programs from admissions representatives of various universities,
  • collect application materials and obtain financial aid information, and
  • get tips on writing a personal statement, application, and letters of reference.

Preparing for the Fair

Students can connect with representatives of graduate health programs from schools such as Oregon Health and Science University, University of Southern California, Tufts University, Pacific University, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine and many more.

See a list of participating schools

Prioritize your list of schools and brainstorm questions for admissions representatives to make the most of your Fair time. Here are a few ideas to get started:

  • What is unique about program X at your university?
  • What types of courses would I take in program X?
  • What hands on components does program X offer (internships, rotations, etc.)?
  • What does your admissions committee look for in an applicant?
  • I read about X on your website. Can you tell me more about that?

For more information, please visit the Health Professions Fair event page.