Professional Scientist Preparation Program
What is PSP2?
The Professional Scientist Preparation Program (PSP2) is designed to prepare students in the Maricopa Community Colleges for professional school and careers in the science professions including but not limited to: medical doctor (MD/DO), pharmacist, physician's assistant, dentist and research scientist.
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Who can partipate?
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 successfully complete PSP2:
Increase their chances of being selected to the professional school of their choice
Recieve 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 attend an orientation 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 campus; Midwestern University also hosts some sessions.
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 futher information contact Dr. Scott Massey, Science Division Chair at (602) 787-6644 or email@example.com.
Spring 2013 Schedule of Events:
Thursday, March 28 (3:00 - 5:00 pm) - Orientation
Friday, April 12 (1:00 - 3:00 pm) - Critical Thinking Workshop
Friday, April 19 (1:00 – 2:30 pm) - Interview Skills Workshop
Friday, April 26 (1:00 - 2:00 pm) - Personal Statement Workshop
Fall 2013 Schedule of Events:
Friday, September 6 (1:00 - 2:00 pm) - Personal Statement Workshop
Friday, September 13 (TBA) - Interview Presentation to Students by Midwestern Representative
Friday, September 20 (1:00 - 5:00 pm) - Mock Interviews (Each student has a 15 minute interview scheduled within this time period)
Friday, September 27 (1:00 - 4:00 pm) - Mock Interviews Critique & Exit Interview
PSP2 Committee Members:
Dr. Scott Massey
Science Division, Chemistry Faculty & Science Division Chair
Dr. Casey Durandet
Sciencie Division, Physics Faculty
Dr. Harry Birkmann
Science Division, Geology Faculty
Terry Adriance, M.B.A.
Counseling Division, Office Coordinator
Prof. Paul Cornell
Mathematics Division, Mathematics Faculty
Prof. Renee Cornell
English Division, English Faculty
Dr. Jeffrey Hoyt
Science Division, Biology Faculty
Dr. Marianne Roccaforte
Counseling Division, Counseling Faculty
Prof. Jennifer Weitz
Science Division, Astronomy Faculty
Diana Martinez Miller