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MEDS Workshop FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about UCSD's annual MEDS annual med-school and pharmacy-school workshop programs.

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When does MEDS registration open?

Registration will open in the fall, but keep checking back for updates on workshops and keynote speakers.

What is the cost and how do I register?

There is a $20 registration fee, and registration will be opened in the fall. Instructions to register will be posted at that time.  Follow us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram to get the latest updates, or just check back here!

Can I volunteer?

We love our volunteers! Click the Volunteering at MEDS link in the left-hand sidebar for more information.

Can high school students attend?

While it is definitely a great idea to be thinking about medical/pharmacy school early on, the content of MEDS is not applicable for high school students. Registration is therefore reserved for college undergraduates only.

I have attended MEDS in the past, can I attend again?

If you have already been to MEDS, please consider volunteering! If you attended MEDS as a lower classman (first or second year), then it may be beneficial to attend MEDS again as an upperclassman (third year and beyond), when you are closer to applying. Otherwise, much of the information will be repeated and may not be beneficial.

I can’t pay the registration fee. Is there financial aid?

There is! Please click the Financial Aid link in the left-hand sidebar for more information.

Can I change my workshop schedule after I’ve registered?

No. With over 400 students registering for MEDS, we are unable to make individual changes. MEDS fills up quickly and changing your schedule may result in losing your spot. Please read over the workshop descriptions on this website before your register, so you may have an idea of which workshops you are interested in.

Registration is full—what do I do?

If you would like to be placed on our automated waitlist, please go to the registration site and fill out the necessary information.  In the event that a seat opens up, you will be given 24-hours to register.  If you do not register within that 24-hours, the next person on the waitlist will be invited to register.

I didn’t get all the workshops that I wanted—can I switch the day of the conference?

Due to limited space, we will not allow students to switch workshops the day of the conference.

What do I wear?

We would like you to dress to impress—you are a future pharmacist or doctor, and will be interacting with professionals in your field, so please: no shorts/short skirts, T-shirts, ripped jeans or baseball caps.  Due to the hands-on activities in the medical school labs, all attendees must wear closed-toed shoes.

Dress business casual: comfortable shoes (not tennis shoes), button down shirts or blouse, clean jeans/slacks or skirt.  We also recommend bringing a jacket or sweater, as the Telemedicine building has an exposed courtyard which can be chilly in January.

What should I bring?

Nothing, other than questions!  We will provide breakfast and lunch, as well as take-home materials.

Remember, the speakers at MEDS have taken time out of their Saturday to give you insight to their career.  Their time is wasted if you do not ask questions, so please—don’t be shy!  They want to talk with you.

I can’t attend any more. How do I cancel, and can I get a refund?

We will process refunds on or before January 15th.  Any time after that, you may cancel in order to free up your seat, but we will be unable to process a refund after January 15th.

To cancel, simply log back in with your registration information at the registration site, and cancel your registration.

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