Your electronic portfolio should contain the following information. You may choose to host your portfolio at any online site including wix.com, weebly.com and sites.google.com.
Important Sections represented as tabs or pages:
- Biography (1 paragraph)
- Personal statement
- Academic Experiences
- Club involvement
- Outside activities
Shadowing: Where and who you have shadowed? What did you learn?
Mentoring: Who do you consider mentors? What is special about them?
Volunteering: Where have you volunteered what have you learned? Hours? Duration or dates?
Schools of Interest:
- A descriptive analysis of the city and specific site of the schools you hope to apply.
- How many admissions events or health fair events have you attended? Where? If none, then locate future events and write them out.
- What other health related events have you attended beyond SPU’s campus? Grand rounds at a local hospital? UW event?
- Who are the deans and/or deans of admission of the schools? What do they value (in their own words, if possible)? Look for videos on YouTube
- Quote mission statements with 1-3 paragraph editorial and analysis of the mission.
- Note and describe any particular focus and/or programs they provide (e.g. focus on rural medicine with an off-site clinic experience).
Essays (Potential topics):
- What is pre-professionalism? Why is pre-professionalism important for student preparation? Note how you understand your preparation and describe the difference between metric-driven admissions and holistic admissions. Consider using targeted quotes from respected sources.
- How have you gotten beyond your comfort zone?
- What serious and humorous things make you a unique individual?
- What specific projects or community engagement that reflect the mission statement? At school events: How many PPHS or Pre-health events have you attended? Which ones? What did you learn?
- Books read or reading: what is your favorite genre? What are you reading? Why?
Please try to touch on these as you write your brief reflections:
- Interpersonal competencies:
- Service orientation
- Social and interpersonal
- Cultural competence
- Team work
- Oral communication
- Intrapersonal competencies (discussion on your progress, so far):
- Integrity and Ethics
- Reliability and dependability
- Resilience and adaptability
- Academic competencies (discussion on your progress, so far):
- Those competencies considered by many to be more “academic” in nature.
- Add appropriate targeted photographs to personalize your portfolio.