This course is designed for any first-year student interested in pursuing a career as a physician, dentist, optometrist or veterinarian. After exploring the spectrum of medical professions and the characteristics of competitive applicants to medical professional schools, each student will begin writing a personal statement for her/his future application and practice interviewing skills. Additionally, the course exposes students to a variety of current issues in healthcare, including topics related to bioethics and evidence based medicine research. By the end of the course, students will better understand their intended medical profession and how to prepare a compelling application for that program. There are no prerequisites for this course; however, instructor’s consent is required for any non- first year students to register. Fall semester.