COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates from the Pre-Health Student Resource Center

Even today, the challenges presented by COVID-19 continue to change rapidly, and we want you to know that the top priority of the Pre-Health Student Resource Center and the University of Minnesota is the health, safety, and well-being of our community.

Throughout Summer 2020, the PHSRC is operating remotely. In an effort to mitigate the risk of exposure to our students and staff, along with the larger UMN community, we are taking the following steps:

Summer 2020: We are teaching our Summer 2020 courses, AHS 1102 and AHS 2707, through online instruction following University guidance

Fall 2020: We will be teaching all of our Fall 2020 courses through online or alternative instruction. This includes: AHS 1101, 1102, 1600, 1602, and 2400. More details about what this will look like for each class can be found on our courses page

At this time, the PHSRC will not be hosting any in-person events through the end of the Fall 2020 semester. We are in the planning stages for an alternative event(s) in place of our annual Health Careers Fair which typically occurs in October. We are also developing a series of webinars and discussion opportunities for Fall 2020 for pre-health students.  

We continue to have regular meetings with students. All of our career counselor appointments are taking place via Zoom or phone, and we are in close communication with students who are requesting appointments to determine the best method for them. Read more about how to make an appointment here

We are currently hosting Virtual Drop-In Sessions, twice-a-week for the remainder of the summer. Students can drop-in any time to ask questions of PHSRC staff during the two-hour drop-in times. 

We will be continuing to assess these decisions and follow guidance from University of Minnesota leadership and the MN Department of Health. We will update this page, our Facebook, and our Twitter with any changes. We encourage you to keep up healthy behaviors that prevent COVID-19 and other illnesses, including good handwashing, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and in particular, staying home when you are feeling unwell.

The best up-to-date resource for UMN system-wide information on COVID-19 updates and action, including University FAQs and messages from UMN leadership, can be found on the Safe Campus website.

Please reach out to us with your questions and concerns. If you need support during these uncertain times, please reach out to one of the on campus resources for Student Mental Health. More resources, including information for staff and for each system campus are found on this FAQ page. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we all move through these turbulent times.

Updated 7/18/2020