Bioscience +Live

Back to Bioscience

Enjoy all the features of our Bioscience course PLUS live Zoom sessions, hosted by Dr. Megan Rudock. These structured events will include:

  • Guest speakers: Subject-matter experts, professors, and doctors
  • Group mentors: Wake Forest students and alumni who know the field
  • Interactive events: Engage with classmates from around the world

You will also have the opportunity to participate in additional live sessions, Deacon Dive-Ins, where you can learn more about Wake Forest.

*Live sessions are subject to change.


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+Live Schedule

Welcome + Getting Your Foot In The Door: Careers In Science And Resume Development

June cohort: Monday, June 14, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

July cohort: Monday, July 12, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

What careers are available in biomedical sciences? How do you find an internship or build a resume?  We'll start our week by answering these questions and setting you up for a strong start on your path to college and beyond.

Guest speaker(s): Brian Mendenhall, Associate Director for Career Education & Coaching

COVID-19 Epidemiology Case-Study: Where did it all begin?

June Cohort: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

July Cohort: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Let's take a closer look at the current COVID pandemic. Where did this disease originate? How is it transmitted? What are the symptoms and how do they relate to COVID-19 being caused by a virus? How can people be asymptomatic?  We will use an interactive case-study to dive in deeper.

Science at Wake Forest: Pre-health Majors and Careers - Faculty and Student Experts

June cohort: Thursday, June 17, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

July cohort: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Are you someone who loves science? Thinking about going "pre-med"? What science majors are available at Wake Forest? Can you be pre-med without majoring in science? What does grad school look like? How about medical school or PA school? Get all your questions answered by our panel of experts.

Careers in Science and Medicine: Panel Discussion

June cohort: Monday, June 21, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

July cohort: Monday, July 19, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Wake Forest Medical professionals from a variety of specialties will offer insight into their academic and career paths, the training involved, future opportunities, and what they wish they knew back when they thinking about a career in science or medicine. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A.

Guest speaker(s): Dr. JaNae Joyner, PHD, MHA, Dr. Abbie Eaton, PhD, MMS, PA-C, Dr. Martha Alexander-Miller, PhD and Dr. Tim Peters, MD

Covid-19 Vaccine Science Case-Study: Development, Roll-out and Treatment

June cohort: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

July cohort: Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ever wonder how we created vaccines so quickly during the pandemic? We'll cover vaccines and treatment, the evolution of treatment and how it's developed over time, learnings, and how vaccination is changing the patient population.

Guest speaker(s): Dr. John Walton Sanders III, MD, MPH

Wrap Up: Next Steps and Showcasing the Future of Biosciences

June cohort: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

July cohort: Thursday, July 22, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

What does the future of Biosciences look like? Take a look at the great innovations and cutting-edge projects on the horizon and where the field of Biosciences is headed. From virtual crash test dummies to growing organs to concussion-preventing mouth guards, hear about the research that's changing the way we work and live.

Guest Speaker(s): Dr. Ashley Weaver, PhD and Todd Ponzio, PhD, Wake Forest Innovations

Deacon Dive-In Sessions

Learn even more about Wake Forest through these additional live online sessions. Dates and times for the Deacon Dive-Ins will be available once +Live programming begins.

You can expect to cover:

  • The Wake Forest admissions process: Hear from a Wake Forest University Dean of Admissions and participate in an official admissions session.
  • Q&As with leaders at Wake Forest University: Have a candid conversation with a Wake Forest leader. Ask questions about the university, learn about special initiatives and cutting-edge research, and hear more about the “heart and soul” of Wake Forest.
  • The Wake Forest motto of Pro Humanitate: No matter what field of study or career pathway you pursue, you will understand how Pro Humanitate can be lived and embodied in your life.

*Live sessions are subject to change.

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