Health Professions, Public Health, Life Sciences

Academics (Preparing to Apply to Health Profession Schools)

Cindy
Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

This resource covers academic considerations as you prepare to apply for health professions schools, including:

Application Planning (Applying to Health Profession Schools)

Cindy
Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Learn about components of application preparation including: the Wellesley College Applicant Portfolio, your personal statement, choosing your schools and dual degrees. 

Entrance Exams (Preparing to Apply to Health Profession Schools)

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Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Preparing for and taking your MCAT, DAT or GRE will be an important part of your application process. Successful students can expect to spend 300-400 hours over a period of 3-4 months preparing. This resource will help you to understand how to approach the exams.

Environmental Studies

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

There are many career options for environmental studies majors/minors. Career paths will differ depending on whether one wants to focus on law and policy making, on teaching and communication, on more advanced research, or another intersection of environmental studies and another discipline.

Exploring Careers in the Health Professions

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Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Working in a health profession can provide you with an interesting, satisfying, and stimulating career that will allow you to help others.

Learn About Careers in Life Sciences

A career in the life sciences can include a broad range of companies, organizations, and foundations concerned with the study of living organisms, including biological sciences, botany, zoology, microbiology, physiology, biochemistry, and a number of related subjects. Employers may include biotechnology & pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations, and federal agencies. Most of the information on this page concerns non-patient facing options but there are opportunities to create career paths that merge patient and non-patient settings.

Learn About Careers in Public Health

Public health is a wide ranging, interdisciplinary pathway with the goals of protecting and improving the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations at local and global levels.

Next Steps: managing acceptances, and what to do if you are not accepted to health profession schools

Cindy
Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Health profession schools have varying timelines for notifying applicants about acceptances. Learn about managing applications, as well as what to do if you are not accepted.

Resources for Students & Alumnae of Distinct Populations (Preparing to Apply to Health Profession Schools)

Cindy
Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

A crucial topic in healthcare today is how to eliminate inequities in the quality and availability of medical care for ethnic, racial, social, and economic minorities. There is an urgent need to increase both the diversity and cultural competence of our health care workforce. Learn about resources for underrepresented students and alumnae across distinct populations.

Science Research

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

Participating in research experiences as an undergraduate is an excellent way to add depth to your science understanding and actively engage with what you are learning in the classroom. By doing so, you further develop your laboratory, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and you start to build your network with faculty members. Research experiences are valuable components to your resume, and they can make you more competitive for both graduate school and industry opportunities.

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

Cindy
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.

The Medical Professions Advisory Committee (MPAC) & Letter Process

Cindy
Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Whether you require an MPAC committee letter as part of your application or not, this resource will walk you through the process of requesting letters of recommendation.

Waiting to Apply to Health Profession Schools

Cindy
Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

Trying to balance academics, clinical experiences, community service, research, other extracurricular activities, hobbies, and relationships? Not feeling ready to prepare for your standardized test for admission to health professions schools or to tackle the application process? Not absolutely sure of your career path? Learn more about taking a gap year (or more) before applying to health profession schools.