Pre-Health Career Conference

Feb. 23-24, 2023

St. Mary’s University has a very strong pre-health program with approximately 150 students in a range of pre-health majors, including pre-medical, dental and allied health students .

Each year, the Department of Biological Sciences at St. Mary’s University invites current students, alumni, community college students and high school students to join in learning how to be successful in reaching a career in the health fields during the Pre-Health Career Conference.

At the conference, keynote speakers, current practitioners, admissions advisers and representatives from local businesses — all from a wide variety of health occupations — are available to answer questions students may have. Attending college students can network, speak with health care experts, and learn how to become a more competitive applicant for graduate and professional schools.

Registration for 2023 has closed.

College Student and Alumni Registration

Registration for 2023 has closed.

High School Student Registration

2023 Schedule

Thursday, February 23, 2023

  • Pre-Health Career Conference: Professional School Fair

    5 to 7:30 p.m.
    University Center, Conference Room A

    St. Mary’s University Pre-Health Professional School and Career Fair brings together students and representatives from professional schools, programs, and employers. The 2023 event will be held in-person.

    Registration for 2023 has closed.

Friday, February 24, 2023

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Erika Gonzalez

    9:20 a.m.
    University Center, Alumni Room

    Erika Gonzalez, M.D. (B.S. ’98), is president and CEO of South Texas
    Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals. She also served 10 years as a
    medical officer in the U.S. Air Force, reaching the rank of major, and has
    served on several San Antonio nonprofit boards. She was recently
    appointment to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of

  • Workshops

    10:20 a.m.

    Applying to Medical/Health Professional School: Dr. Judianne Kellaway
    University Center, Conference Room A

    Judianne Kellaway, M.D., is the Associate Dean for Admissions & Outreach at The Long School of Medicine at UT Health SA.

    Suturing workshop: Claudio Gomez Ascencio
    University Center, Conference Room B

    Claudio Gomez Ascencio is an MS-2 at UT Southwestern School of Medicine. This workshop is limited to 10 students. Email Ted Macrini, Ph.D., at to sign up.

  • Roundtable Discussions

    11:20 a.m.
    University Center, Conference Room A

    Join us for discussions with with health professions and health professional students.

  • Lunch

    12:20 p.m.
    University Center, Conference Room A

  • Cimadevilla Lecture Series: Dr. Sunil Kumar Ahuja

    1:30 p.m.
    Moody Life Sciences 101

    Sunil Kumar Ahuja, M.D., will speak on the topic of “Michael Jackson, Angelina Jolie, & N = 1: The New Era of Predictive, Preventive, Personalized, & Participatory (P4) Medicine in the COVID pandemic”

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