Professional Scientist Preparation Program
What is PSP2?
The Professional Scientist Preparation Program (PSP2) is designed to prepare students in the Maricopa Community Colleges for application to professional school in the health and science occupations including but not limited to: medical doctor (MD/DO), pharmacist, physician's assistant, dentist, physical therapist, research scientist, etc.
Who can participate?
Any community college student who:
Is interested in a career in the sciences
Has a minimum college GPA of 3.2
Has completed at least 8 credit hours in college level lab science
Why should I apply?
Participants who participate in all PSP2 activities and successfully complete the program:
May increase their chances of being admitted to professional school
Receive individualized educational and career mentoring from outstanding PVCC faculty
Have an increased awareness of resources and information related to their goals and career choice
How does the program work?
Once selected, students complete a series of activities designed to prepare them for successful admission to professional schools, including:
Career testing and counseling
Personal statement writing workshop
Interview skills workshops
Mock interviews for professional school
Identification of scholarship resources
When do activities take place?
Students selected for the program attend an orientation in the Spring and participate in a number of workshops/activities during the late spring and early fall semesters. For a schedule of events, see below.
Where are activities held?
All sessions are held at PVCC main campus.
How much does it cost?
Attendance is free to Maricopa Community College students. Reasonable costs are assessed for career testing.
How can I learn more about PSP2?
For further information contact Dr. Scott Massey, Science Division Chair at (602) 787-6644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2015 Schedule of Events:
Fall 2015 Schedule of Events:
PSP2 Committee Members:
Dr. Scott Massey
Science Division, Chemistry Faculty & Science Division Chair
Dr. Casey Durandet
Science Division, Physics Faculty
Dr. Harry Birkmann
Science Division, Geology Faculty
Prof. Paul Cornell
Mathematics Division, Mathematics Faculty
Prof. Renee Cornell
English Division, English Faculty
Dr. Marianne Roccaforte
Counseling Division, Counseling Faculty
Prof. Jennifer Weitz
Science Division, Astronomy Faculty
Chad Michael Dexter
George “Mike” Day