Pre-Health Activities

Participating in experiential learning opportunities is not only helpful for students seeking admission to healthcare professional schools, having a diverse and deep understanding of people and issues that impact health and healthcare is crucial to developing personal and professional competencies in preparation for lifelong service to others. Beyond120 has numerous opportunities for student engagement via research, Global Engagement, excursions, internships, etc. For questions, please contact Bobbi Knickerbocker at

Tier One

Must be for a full semester Full semester = a minimum of 12 weeks.


B120 Pre-Health Scholars Internships

B120 Pre-Health Global Engagement – Study Abroad/Exchange Programs

Clinical Employment Training

  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Certified Medical Assistant (M.A.)
  • Phlebotomy
  • Scribe
  • Pre-Health Scholar Service Groups
    Purpose: To serve the campus and Gainesville community.
    Small groups to assess community and individual needs and reach out into the campus and Gainesville community to offer diverse methods of service. PHS Ambassadors and PHS Group Leaders will assist group members in identifying “Needs + individual/group interests/strengths = service project.”

    • Small Groups of 6-8
    • Each small group is led by a PHS Ambassador and PHS Group Leader. Groups:
      • Engage in a process of evaluating community needs to determine group projects.
      • Evaluate/assess/reflect on the efficacy and quality of service and take aways.
      • Depending on the projects, students will do approximately 4 – 5 hours per month of a PHS group project.
    • If you would like to participate in PHS Service Groups, please complete the Pre-Health Scholars Registration at the bottom of the page and click the ‘Pre-health Scholar Service Groups Application.’

    Pre-Health Scholar Leadership Roles

    • CLAS Ambassadors
    • Pre-Health Scholars Service Group Leaders
      • PHS Service Group leaders provide leadership to PHS Service Groups with planning, development, and implementation of service projects
      • Participation in service group projects
      • Consistent communication with PHS Group Leader
      • Consistent communication to service group
      • Communicate with PHS Service Group Coordinator by the 1st of each month with updates
      • Create group project proposals and budget requests
      • Provide a description and picture of the experience for the B120 Lecturers
      • Service as a representative to the PHS Student Advisor Board
    • Pre-Health Scholars Teaching Assistants (TA)
      • Provides assistance to lecturers for IHS1100. Must have completed the course in a prior semester with an A.
      • Complete IHS1100 and/or course TAing for with B or above
      • Complete training for TAing in classrooms
      • Serve as representative to Student Advisor Board
      • Course Responsibilities – See TA Handbook and discuss with course instructor. Undergrad TAs to have no access to student private information or grades and no grading.
    Tier Two

    Healthcare Shadowing – minimum of 40 hours

    Clinical Volunteering – minimum 40 hours – in person

    Community Service – minimum 40 hours

    Beyond120 MentorConnect – consultation with at least one mentor

    Beyond120 Excursions

    Beyond120 Short Study Abroad/Exchange

    PHS Self Designed Project – Submit a proposal for a self-designed project that relates to humanities, social sciences. multicultural, inclusion, service, etc. This can be diverse in context whether a cultural event, art show, research project, food drive, etc.

    Tier Three

    Application for Pre-Health Scholars (PHS), PHS Internships, PHS Leadership Positions

    Eligible applicants require a:

    • A College of Liberal Arts & Science major.
    • Submitted application for Pre-Health Scholars program.

    Pre-Health Scholars Registration

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