AdviseStream is a personalized online planning, reporting and tracking program that you will use to keep track of your experiences and achievements. Sign up when you begin at Duke and then update Advisestream once every semester. Some of the ways in which you can use Advisestream are listed below:
- Keep track of courses and grades
- List and describe your experiences with people, patients, families, physicians and health professionals
- List and describe other activities (research, internships, summer jobs, committees, service to others, leadership, etc)
- Schedule appointments with prehealth advisors
- Create a four-year plan using the Course Pathways in the Academic and Engagement Planner
- Apply for shadowing at Duke Hospital in your sophomore or junior years, using the Advisestream training modules
- Request letters of recommendation when you apply to schools
- Use your information to compose a resume
- Use your information as a template when you apply to health professions schools
Advisestream is particularly useful in that it allows you to enter details about activities and engagements: where you worked and who you worked for and their contact information, beginning date, ending date, number of hours you contributed, your responsibilities and what you learned. For courses, you can add reflections on those that have been the most meaningful. For research, you can add a summary of the research project and what you accomplished. These details can be difficult to remember when you go to apply, and medical school applications will require this information. In addition, Advisestream allows you to see how you are progressing. A good time to update Advisestream is at the end of every semester.
The Prehealth Email Listserv is our primary way of communicating with prehealth students (current students and alumni). We send a weekly newsletter with announcements, tips, reminders of deadlines, opportunities (for jobs, research, volunteering), invitations (to attend seminars, info sessions or meet with health professionals) and other useful information. You can subscribe, or unsubscribe, at the link above.