Health Professions, Public Health, & Life Sciences

Health Professions, Public Health, & Life Sciences

PreHealth Students and Credit/non Classes Due to Covid-19

By now you have heard that spring 2020 classes will be graded on a credit/non basis. I want to assure you that Wellesley students aren’t the only ones in this position; many other colleges are moving to mandatory credit/non this semester. Because colleges are having to make difficult decisions about grading, admissions committees are looking at their policies for accepting pass/fail coursework. This spreadsheet contains updates from the medical and dental schools on their policies; it will be updated as more information is added.

Going forward, the Health Professions Team will inform medical and dental schools of our policy by adding information to the committee letter cover sheet including: details of the Wellesley decision to make classes mandatory credit/non, the relevance of the midterm grades, and links your new syllabi demonstrating pedagogical effectiveness of the online courses and labs. 

As future health care providers facing the greatest public health threat of our lives to date, let’s take a moment to reflect on the privilege and responsibility of a career in medicine. As a doctor, you will be asked to adapt to crises without proper equipment or support. You will place your own health on the line, caring for our most vulnerable in their moment of greatest need. Our society will put their trust in you to return life to normal. We need you as physicians — what an incredible time to reflect and observe what an important profession this is!

Cindy Seltzer
Director, Health Professions Advising


Welcome to Career Education’s Health Professions, Public Health, and Life Sciences Career Community page. Wellesley students and alumnae drawn to this Career Community come from a variety of personal and academic backgrounds. Members of this community have a wide range of career interests that include caring for those who are ill, safety and health concerns of general populations, and the use of knowledge of science to make the world a better place. 

As you read our website and meet with our advisors, you’ll learn how to:
• EXPLORE various careers through courses, experiences, and networking
• PREPARE for jobs, volunteer experiences, or graduate coursework
• APPLY to programs, jobs, and schools that will move you along your path

This page includes resources, stories, and events across all three areas of our Career Community: Health Professions, Public Health, and Life Sciences. You can also visit our subpages on Health Professions or Public Health & Life Sciences for content further tailored to these areas.

We encourage you to meet with our health professions advisors to get support and resources as you continue on your career path. We look forward to working with you!



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Health Professions, Public Health, Life Science
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Contact Details

Ama Agumeh

Cindy Seltzer 

Megan Burns
Tel 781-283-3150

Top Job Functions

Class of 2019 Top Job Functions in the Health, Public Health, and Life Sciences Community
Lab Work / Science
Healthcare Services
Data & Analytics
* Highlighted outcomes from 2019 graduates

Self-Assessment (Preparing to Apply to Health Profession Schools)

Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Your first step in the application process is a thoughtful reflection on your readiness to apply. This resource contains the self-assessment planning document, questions to ask yourself as you consider applying, and information about competencies valued in the admissions process.

Jul 13, 2020

D-Prize Global Competition - direct regular application deadline

Eligible: any and all applicants are welcome, regardless of age, major, or nationality.

International Student, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

D-Prize is awarding new entrepreneurs up to $20,000 to alleviate extreme poverty. The world has cost-effective ways to end poverty, but problems in distribution prevent real impact from happening. Design a new NGO or venture that solves a "distribution challenge" on the D-Prize website, and receive funding to launch this fall. Who should compete? D-Prize is for all aspiring entrepreneurs. You may come from anywhere in the world, be any age, and have any background. You must be ambitious, a skilled leader, and ready to work hard to grow your company/NGO for years to come. Please note the...

Jul 15, 2020

Wellesley's Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowship - special extended campus application deadline

Rising seniors planning to enroll in a 360 course in the first semester of their senior year, who have the approval of their thesis advisor and department, are eligible to apply.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

The Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships are intended to support the thesis work of nine honors students, three each in the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences. Each fellowship consists of $3500 and is usually awarded in the spring of the recipient’s junior year, so that it can facilitate honors work, both during the summer preceding the senior year, if needed, and during the senior year. The fellowship is also intended to recognize students with a commitment to service.

Due to extraordinary...

By living in vegan communities and exploring their foodscapes, I hope to understand the lived experiences of being vegan across cultures and find ways to adapt veganism to various cultural contexts and customs.

Princeton Review: Discounted Test Preparation

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Wellesley Career Education is pleased to announce a partnership with Princeton Review that will enable Wellesley students and alumnae to purchase test review products at a discount!