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Health Professions

Welcome to Pre-Health Advising

This site provides resources and information to assist BSU students interested in entering the health professions, allowing students to better prepare for and navigate the process of applying to graduate school.

What services do we provide?

  • Discuss majors and course prerequisites
  • Discuss graduate school and health career options
  • Discuss clinical, research, volunteer & extracurricular ideas and opportunities
  • Discuss application process
  • Review personal statements and resumes
  • Practice mock interviews
  • Write committee letters for medical and dental schools

Pre-Health Seminar Series

  • Friday, January 28 at 2 pm - BSU Student Panel discussing their clinical experiences and how they found them. Join us over Zoom.
  • Friday, February 11 at 2 pm - Dr. Karyn Enos, Pathologist and Associate Director of Clinical Pathology at CBSET and BSU alum will discuss her journey from BSU to Veterinary School and her career. Hybrid Event - Join us in DMF 120 or over Zoom
  • Friday, February 25 at 2 pm - Professor Beth Buyea, DHSc, PA-C, Physician Assistant Program Program Director at Tufts University School of Medicine, will be discussing how to best prepare for Physician Assistant School. Join us over Zoom.
  • Friday, March 25 at 2 pm - Keri Bryson, BSU alum and first year medical student at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Arkansas will be discussing the first year of medical school.
  • Friday, April 15 at 2 pm - Gui Guilherme, BSU alum and physician assistant student at Tufts University School of Medicine will be discussing his journey from BSU to PA school.
  • Friday, April 22 at 2 pm - Lauren Knapik, BSU alum and fourth year medical student at University of New England will be discussing medical school.

Contact Information

Alexandra Z. Adams, Ph.D. 
Health Professions Coordinator
Chair, Health Professions Advisory Committee
a10adams@bridgew.edu 

Current students and alumni can make appointments via https://tinyurl.com/y4f5xbve. Appointments can be in person (DMF 133) or over Zoom

Stay Connected

Summer Opportunities

Below are two summer opportunities with application deadlines in February. For additional summer opportunities, visit https://library.bridgew.edu/campus/pre-health/clinical and https://library.bridgew.edu/campus/pre-health/research. 

1. Summer Health Professions Education Program - Applications due February 5th. Visit the application page

Details about the program:

  • Academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics.
  • Learning and study skills development, including methods of individual and group learning.
  • Clinical exposure through small-group rotations in health care settings, simulation experiences, and seminars. This is limited to 5% of program time for all the sites.
  • Career development sessions are directed toward exploration of the health professions, the admissions process, and the development of an education plan.
  • A financial literacy and planning workshop that informs students of financial principles and management strategies.
  • A health policy seminar series to expose scholars to current health policy issues, the policymaking process and analysis, health care financing, and the social determinants of health.
  • An introduction to interprofessional education that addresses effective collaboration across health professions.
     

2. McLean Mental Health Research Summer Program (MMHRSP). This competitive program seeks to engage scientific curiosity, create research opportunities, and promote academic success in mental health fields for promising young Black, Indigenous and underrepresented People of Color (BIPOC) interested in science.   

Details about the program: 

MMHRSP is an intensive,10-week, full-time mental health research experience at McLean Hospital running from June 6th – August 12th 2022 that will involve three components:   

  1. Mentored research experience in a neuroscience research laboratory at McLean   
  2. Workshops to teach and promote strategies for scientific success    
  3. Outreach and community engagement   

 BIPOC students currently in a two- or four-year university (either in a Massachusetts school or permanent residents of Massachusetts) are eligible to submit an application to the MMHRSP Program. Applications are due February 14th 2022. Chosen Fellows will receive a $7,000 stipend for the 10-week program. Please address all questions to mmhrsp@mclean.harvard.edu.

3. Harvard Medical School's MEDscience is seeking motivated science focused students who desire strengthening leadership skills, networking with medical professionals, and deepening personal knowledge revolving the human body. This summer they are offering a select few paid and volunteer intern positions. Below are two summer intern applications for this summer. The application deadline is Mid-February.
Lead Intern - https://hmsmedscience.org/sia-li and Senior Intern - https://hmsmedscience.org/sia-si.

HPAC Committee Members

Alexandra Adams, PhD, Health Professions Coordinator and Chair of the HPAC Committee
Steve Haefner, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical Sciences

Meredith Krevosky, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Samer Lone, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences
Joseph Seggio, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Post-Bacc Health Professions and Pre-Medical Sciences Program

Steven Haefner, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical Sciences
Chair, Post-Bacc Health Professions and Pre-Medical Sciences Program
DMF - Room 411 - 508-531-2984 - shaefner@bridgew.edu