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Health Professions

Welcome to Health Professions Advising

This site provides resources and information to assist BSU students interested in medical, dental, and veterinary professions, as well as other health professions, allowing students to better plan for and navigate the process of searching for and applying to graduate school.

What services do we provide?

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

Events and Announcements

UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENT
  1. Every Monday, 4:30-5:30 pm - Pre-Health Club Meeting. For the meeting link, email the club's co-leaders, Savana Soares at s8soares@student.bridgew.edu or Austin Baacke at abaacke@student.bridgew.edu

  2. Searching for an Internship? Diane Bell, Director of Internship Program with be joining the Pre-Health Club on Monday, March 1 at 4:30 pm. For the meeting link, email the club's co-leaders, Savana Soares at s8soares@student.bridgew.edu or Austin Baacke at abaacke@student.bridgew.edu

  3. UMass Medical School is hosting a virtual Info Session on Tuesday, March 2 from 5-6 pm. They will be sharing information about the School of Medicine  as well as highlight life as a student. RSVP here

  4. The Pre-Health Club is hosting a St. George's University School of Medicine Info Session. You are invited to join us to learn more about St. George’s University School of Medicine and medical school in general, Monday, March 8 at 4:30 pm. Register in advance here.

  5. For Pre-Vet Students: Part-time Job Opportunity as Field Technician Spadefoot Toad Conservation Project in Falmouth MA. Learn more here

  6. During COVID-19, check out these virtual shadowing opportunities:

  7. Rocky Vista University is hosting an informational presentation with pointers on filling out your application to become a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or join our Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program, February 22, 12- 2 pm, Register for the event

  8. New England Aquarium Marine Mammal Internship - Fall 2021 applications will be available in March

  9. Learn about the 2021 AAMC Fee Assistance Program and how medical school applicants can save over $2,000 through the program. This 60-minute webinar will cover the 2021 Fee Assistance Program benefits, eligibility requirements, the application process, and include time for Q&A. The webinar will also be recorded and posted on our website. We will notify you through email when it is available, Tuesday, March 9 from 2-3 pm, Register today
  10. Thinking about taking summer classes? Registration for Summer classes begins on March 15th 2021. Head over to www.bridgew.edu/ccs/summer for more information on summer courses. NOTE: Health Professions schools do not recommend taking science courses over the summer, so please speak with Dr. Alexandra Adams before registering for a summer course.  
IMPORTANT DATES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL APPLICATIONS
  1. The 2021 AAMC Fee Assistance Program application opened February 8The many costs associated with applying to medical school may discourage some students from applying. The AAMC believes that these costs should not be a barrier to anyone who aspires to become a physician. The AAMC Fee Assistance Program is one resource that helps to offset some the application costs.

  2. MCAT Registration Opening for April-June MCAT Dates on February 17 at 12 pm.

  3. If you are applying this cycle, the VMCAS application is now available. 

  4. The CASPA Cycle 2020 opens on April 30, 2020 and closes on April 15, 2021. PA Schools that use CASPA can be found here. For other schools you need to apply individually. 
  5. The CASPA Cycle 21 will open in April 2021.
  6. The AMCAS 2022 application cycle opens on May 4. AMCAS 2022 applications can be submitted on May 28. Verified AMCAS applications are transmitted to medical schools starting on June 26.

  7. The AACOMAS 2022 application will open in early May 2021.

COVID-19 Information

HPAC Committee Members

Alexandra Adams, Ph.D., Chair of HPAC Committee and Pre-Health Advisor
Steve Haefner, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical Sciences
Samer Lone, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences
Joseph Seggio, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Contact Information

Alexandra Z. Adams, Ph.D. 
Chair, Health Professions Advisory Committee and Pre-Health Advisor
Bridgewater State University
a10adams@bridgew.edu 


How to Make an Appointment

Appointments are available for current students and alumni
Appointments are remote through Zoom, Teams, or Phone
To make an appointment, visit https://tinyurl.com/y4f5xbve


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Instagram: @BSU_Prehealth

Twitter: @BSU_Prehealth

LinkedIn: BSU Pre-Health Advising

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
Bridgewater State University
Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Building, Room 411
508.531.2984
shaefner@bridgew.edu