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Organization Spotlight: Pre-med Club is Making Each Shot Count

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The Pre-med Club started the year off on the right foot, as they won $200 for the best table set-up at the Student Involvement Fair held during Welcome Week.

Pre-med Club President Jake Smith is excited for the year ahead, as membership is growing and the group plans to become increasingly involved on campus and in the community.

“Because we were able to win the first competition this year, we know that our goals are more than achievable­, and we will continue to work hard to succeed,” Smith said.

Pre-med Club provides multiple opportunities for members with similar interests to get involved.  These events and programs are intended to provide training for students that can help them in the future in the professional industry.

Among the many things the organization has planned, Smith says the group will do a great deal of volunteer work and professional development.

Volunteering at Main St. Mission, River Valley Christian Clinic and Equestrian Zone, spreading the word about Children Cancer Awareness Month, assisting with blood drives, helping the Lion’s Club collect used glasses and raising awareness about hypertension are all on the list of plans for the fall semester.

Additionally, the group will attend professional school admissions seminars and host “Dinner with Docs,” an event that will allow students to network with and learn from professional doctors, dentists, physical therapists and nurses.

“We are currently seeking new and exciting opportunities to reach out in the community and at Arkansas Tech,” Smith said. “I am excited about the new interest in our group. We are glad to get the year started and make our presence known across campus.”

A special meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. with the Director of UAMS Admissions as a special guest.  

Membership is open to pre-professional students interested in the fields of medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and others. Most members are majoring in biology or chemistry.

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