PRE-HEALTH AND MENTORSHIP
While we spend a lot of time assisting the local community around UCLA, PCH also places a vested interest in the welfare of its members! For students who are interested in the health field, PCH offers many opportunities to receive advice on future careers, network with professionals, graduate students and alumni, and receive help with majors and academic classes at UCLA. Members will also be able to interact with other undergraduate students of similar interests and majors within PCH and get the inside scoop on classes, professors, tests and books.
The aim of the Mentorship Program is to foster mutually beneficial and worthwhile friendships between mentors and mentees. The Mentorship Program offers general club members the opportunity to pair up with a mentor or mentee based on similar majors, professional interests, extracurricular activities, hobbies, and other relevant criteria. For mentees, having a mentor can be extremely helpful and reassuring since a mentor can offer academic assistance, professional guidance, personal advice, and other helpful tips to prospective mentees. For mentors, having a mentee is a rewarding and fulfilling experience in which mentors, with their wealth of knowledge and wisdom from past experiences, can really shape and make a positive impact on the college and life experience of prospective mentee here at UCLA. For both the mentor and mentee, the Mentorship Program is a platform for facilitating interaction and communication between fellow PCH members.
Once a quarter, we hold a pre-health panel that gives undergraduate students the opportunity to talk directly with health professionals, ask questions, and have discussions about career pathways and experiences in healthcare. Students can network at the panel with physicians, nurses, public health administrators, dentists, academic and clinical researchers, and professors and graduate students in a variety of fields. Panelists share words about their work, past education, road to success and give tips for our striving students. Along with great discussions and questions, dinner and beverages will be provided at the panel. The location and dates of the next Pre-Health Panel will be announced in the weekly newsletter.
A growing resource for students in PCH is our test bank. Here, students have access to past graded exams, labs, homework and even papers that previous students have donated to the bank (for reference, of course). Be advised! The test bank is only available to active members and members who become inactive will lose the privilege of access to this resource.