About This Webinar
Learn about your options to study in the Health Sciences in the United States! This session will begin with a short overview of health sciences options by EducationUSA adviser Jenika Heim. Then you will hear from 7 U.S. universities about their campuses, majors, academic & research opportunities, and more!

This session is appropriate for students at all levels. Each university will review its undergraduate, graduate, and professional options.

This is a free info session. Students, parents, and educators are welcome to attend. You will not use your mic or camera during the session.

AGENDA (in Eastern time)
3:00 - "Overview of Health Sciences in the United States," EducationUSA
3:15 - Johns Hopkins University
3:30 - University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
3:45 - Carleton College
4:00 - Texas Tech University Health Science Center
4:15 - University of Kentucky
4:30 - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
4:45 - University of Rochester - REMS
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Jenika Heim
Jenika advises students across Canada on the process of applying to U.S. universities. EducationUSA is a free service funded by the U.S. Department of State.
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Carleton College
Brian Swann, Sr Assistant Dean of Admissions & Coordinator of International Recruitment
Carleton College is recognized as one of the top 10 liberal arts & sciences colleges in the USA. Carleton is committed to providing its 2000 students a true liberal arts education—a curriculum that challenges our students to learn broadly and think deeply. Instead of training for one narrow career path, Carleton students develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in any walk of life. The most important thing our students gain is how to learn for a lifetime. Carleton students take their academics seriously, but they don't take themselves too seriously! Carleton meets 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted students.
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Johns Hopkins University
Ford Torney, Assistant Director of Admission
The United States oldest and most well-funded research University, with a focus on liberal arts education, hands-on experiences, and student-driven campus life nestled in the mid-size city of Baltimore. With over 98% of our students engaging in research, internships, study-abroad, or a combination of the above, our student community is dedicated to hands-on learning, community engagement, and expanding their knowledge beyond the confines of the classroom.
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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Krista LaVack, Associate Director of International Admission
Located in the heart of the world-renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS University) is the oldest university in Boston and features more than 100 degree programs related to the science and healthcare industries. From traditional majors such as pharmacy and premed, to innovative programs such as healthcare management and pharmaceutical business, MCPHS University is your gateway to a career in healthcare. Other healthcare focused degree programs include: optometry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dental hygiene, nursing, physician assistant studies, and, public health, to name a few. #HealthcareStartsHere
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Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Kara Balko, International Recruiting Counselor
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center operates five schools and five satellite campuses across West Texas, as-well-as multiple online programs. Our flagship campus resides proudly in Lubbock, Texas. To date we have trained more than 28,000 health care professionals who are serving patients and driving medical discovery in tangible, life-changing ways – both for the 2.75 million people in our immediate service area and around the world. With over 2,800 international students, diversity and a global academic experience is a highlight of coming to Texas Tech University.
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University of Kentucky
Rachel Williams, International Representative
The University of Kentucky (UK) is a leading public research university located in Lexington, Kentucky. UK remains one of the most affordable major universities in the United States and has multiple scholarship opportunities for our international students. Our 200+ academic programs give students the chance to excel in a wide variety of fields, and the strong academic preparation, research opportunities, and hands-on experience they receive allow our international students to develop the necessary skills to tackle today’s global workforce.
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University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Bill Keyes, Program Manager for International Student and Scholar Services
Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. USciences students are proven everywhere they go. A USciences education is offered both on-campus and online.
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University of Rochester
Brett Kam, Assistant Director of International Admissions
University of Rochester is a private institution that was founded in 1850. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,535, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 707 acres. University of Rochester's ranking in the 2021 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #34.

The University of Rochester describes itself as one of the smallest and most collegiate schools among the nation’s top research universities. Tier I research opportunities are offered as early as the first year. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and 90% of students choose to remain on campus all 4 years.

Rochester’s main campus is located two miles south of downtown Rochester, N.Y., in the bend of the Genesee River. Besides the River Campus, U of R is also comprised of 4 other unique campuses: The Eastman School of Music, The Institute of Optics, UR Medical Center and The Memorial Art Gallery. Notable alumni include former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, visual effects artist Michael Kanfer, Opera singer Renee Fleming, and Joseph C. Wilson, Xerox founder and 13 Nobel Laureates among many others.
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