Health Professions Advising
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.
"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."