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2021 Centralized Application Services (CAS) Event

February 8 – 11, 2021

Get ready for the application process. All the information you need for successful completion of applications – all in one week.

Presentations offered for:

  • Health professions Centralized Application Services (CAS) – AMCAS and AACOMAS (medical), AADSAS (dental), VMCAS (veterinary medicine), CASPA (physician assistant), PHARMCAS (pharmacy applications), and OTCAS (occupational therapy).
  • Application components and growth year information
    • Writing Components of the Application
    • Choosing Schools
    • Interviewing Components
    • Growth Year and Post-Bacc. Options

Monday, February 8, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


  • Allopathic Medical Schools (M.D.): AMCAS
    Presenters:
    Ms. Juliet Hill, Director of Admission, UF College of Medicine; and Bobbi Knickerbocker, Director Pre-Health Post-Bac Program (PHPB); Pre-Health Curriculum Coordinator, Sr. Lecturer CLAS
    Watch the presentation.
  • Veterinary Medical Schools: VMCAS
    Presenters:
    Abner Rivera, UF College of Veterinary Medicine; Assist: Brittany Hoover, Pre-health Advisor
    Watch the presentation.
  • Occupational Therapy: OTCAS – Components of a Competitive Applicant
    Presenters:
    Dr. Carolyn Hanson, UF Department of Occupational Therapy; Assist: Brittany Schambow, Pre-health Advisor
    Watch the presentation.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


  • Osteopathic Medical Schools (D.O.): AACOMAS
    Presenter:
    Erin Helbling, AACOM; Assist: Meredith Beaupre
    Watch the presentation.
  • Dental Schools (D.M.D. or D.D.S.) : AADSAS
    Presenters:
    Dr. Pamela Sandow D.M.D. and Jennifer Luong, UF College of Dentistry; Assist: Brittany Hoover, Pre-health Advisor
    Watch the presentation.
  • Physician Assistant (PA): CASPA
    Presenter:
    Heather Storm, Program Manager, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA); Assist: Brittany Schambow, Pre-health Advisor
    Watch the presentation or view the slides.
  • Pharmacy: PHARMCAS
    Presenter:
    Mary Beth Yokomi; Assist: Nick Mrozinske, Pre-health Advisor
    Watch the presentation.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – Application Related Workshops


  • Growth Year and Post-Bacc. Options
    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Presenter: Bobbi Knickerbocker
    Come hear about ‘growth’ or ‘gap’ year, when to take one and what to do during it.
    Watch the presentation.
  • Choosing Schools
    6:15pm – 7:15pm
    Presenter:
    Brittany Schambow, Pre-health Advisor
    How do you know what schools to apply to? Come hear about the selection process to select the best schools for you.
    Watch the presentation.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 – Application Related Workshops


  • Interviewing Components
    5:00pm – 6:00pm
    Presenter:
    Brittany Hoover, Pre-health Advisor
    There are multiples types of interviews – MMI, panel, VITA, individual. Come learn about the differences and how to prepare.
    Watch the presentation.
  • Writing Components of the Application
    6:15pm – 7:15pm
    Presenter:
    Nick Mrozinske, Pre-health Advisor
    Applications have numerous prompts/questions that require a great deal of personal reflection from the applicants. This workshop will assist you with how to approach this and what professional schools are seeking.
    Watch the presentation.