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. Additionally, the course exposes students to a variety of current issues in healthcare, including topics related to bioethics, clinical trials and cultural competency. 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.