2018 Philadelphia/Main Line Health Professions School Expo

The second annual Philadelphia/Main Line Health Professions School Expo is being held on the campus of Villanova University on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in the Villanova room of the Connelly Center from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.  The event, which is co-hosted by the Health Professions Advising Offices of Saint Joseph's and Villanova Universities, is free to all pre-health students in the greater Philadelphia region.  Pre-registration is preferred.  Walk-in registration will also be available onsite at the event.  We anticipate that more than seventy programs will be represented providing an opportunity for students and alumni to connect with representatives from medical, dental, podiatry, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, veterinarian, optometry, audiology, nursing, public health, chiropractic, post-baccalaureate programs, test prep and medical scribe companies, and the armed services scholarship programs.  See below for additional information about valuable sessions scheduled before and after the main school fair!

During the main event attendees will be able to circulate from table to table to meet admissions and program representatives.  Business professional attire is expected for attendees.  Light refreshments will be available.  Registrants will receive a follow-up communication with a list of participating schools/companies, an electronic copy of the program including additional events scheduled before or after the main fair, campus parking information, public transportation options, and other important details.

Pre-registration closes on March 16.  To pre-register, please complete the following form:

Attendees are also invited to participate in these additional sessions scheduled before and after the main program:

Diversifying Medicine:  Progress, Challenges, and the Role of Admissions

3:00 — 4:00 pm, Villanova Cinema

Germyce Harris, Multicultural Student Recruitment Coordinator, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH, Director, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, College of Medicine, Drexel U.

Paula Watkins, MAS, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Traci Trice, MD, Assistant Dean for Diversity & Student Diversity Programs; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine; Program Director STEPUP Medicine,  Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University


Health Care Reform & Disruption:  How Will Change Affect Your Career

6:10 pm, Villanova Cinema

Dr. Kent Bottles of The Thomas Jefferson College of Population Health will present a vision of the future American health care delivery system that you will participate in when you complete your professional training.  He will describe the efforts of many well known companies (CVS, Aetna, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase) to create the Uber for health care that will disrupt a system that is widely viewed as dysfunctional.  When you become a physician, nurse, PA, PT, OT, dentist or other health care professional you will be caring for patients in a different environment than the health care system of today.  Come hear what the future may hold for you as a health professional!

Learning objectives of this session include:

1) Describe why the American health care system is ripe for disruption.
2) Articulate how the Affordable Care Act will be modified by the Trump administration.
3) Explain how vertical integrations of well known companies will change health care.
4) Understand how the transition from fee for service to value based payment systems will affect income for health care professionals.
5) Appreciate how a career in health care will be different from today.



* 2018 Expo Map and complete program.pdf
Complete 2018 Expo map and program
* 2018 Expo summary of programs with representatives and contact information.xlsx
Summary spreadsheet of participating programs in the 2018 Expo with representatives and contact information