Health Professions

Health Professions Advising

Thinking about a possible career in the health professions? Wellesley Health Professions Advising (HPA) is here to help you explore!  Working in a health profession can provide you with an interesting, satisfying, and stimulating career that will allow you to help others.
HPA is now part of Career Education at Wellesley College and is located in 442 Green Hall.  We have advisors who will help you learn about and explore careers in the health professions.  Information about HPA is now in Handshake, an online tool used by Career Education.  Here’s how you can use Wellesley HPA to learn more about opportunities and careers in health care:

1.  Visit the Handshake Health Professions Advising page for information about:

  • Exploring: Learn about health professions, Wellesley student pre-health organizations, alumnae in the health professions, health professions resources, and more
  • Preparing: Find out about courses, studying abroad, gaining clinical experience, providing service to others, research, summer opportunities, taking a gap year, resources for underrepresented students, post-baccalaureate planning, and more
  • Applying: Get information about the Medical Professions Advisory Committee (MPAC), letters of recommendation, admissions tests, personal statements, application timelines, selecting schools, cost and financial assistance, and more

2.  Join the Handshake Health Professions Community to receive emails and notifications

3.  Meet with a health professions advisor: learn about our advisors and make an appointment through Handshake.  We recommend that you meet with a health professions advisor at least yearly.

Prospective Families: Thank you for your interest in Wellesley College!  Please feel free to view our  prospective families information sheet.  If you have further questions, please contact our office at 919-283-3150.

Victoria Rines"As a nontraditional applicant, I was unsure whether or not I would be able put forth an application with solid undergraduate recommendations. Fortunately, Wellesley's Medical Professions Advising Committee guided me through every step of the application process during my time away from school. Through working closely with my adviser and the committee director, I received personalized advice and counseling that helped me craft a strong and unique application. It was clear that the committee members truly cared about my career goals and interests and they wanted to get to know me as a person and applicant. I witnessed firsthand how much time, energy, and care the advising committee puts into creating an individualized and positive recommendation letter. I can say, without reservation, that the support I received from Wellesley's pre-health advising played a critical role in my admission to my top choice medical school."