Academics - Health Professions Advising

The Office of Health Professions Advising provides students and alumni with information and guidance regarding a wide range of careers in health care. First-year students interested in the health professions are encouraged to attend an introductory meeting during orientation. Students are encouraged to join the health professions advising mailing list to learn about informational programs and workshops offered throughout the year, in addition to occasional panel discussions with health care providers and presentations by admissions officers. The department strives not only to make students aware of the options available to them and the requirements for entry into the different fields, but also to help each individual who aspires to a future in health care identify, prepare for, and attain a realistic goal. The director is available to meet with students in scheduled appointments, and offers assistance with such issues as the selection of courses, the pursuit of relevant experience outside the classroom, and the application process.

Advisory networks of health care professionals in the Brunswick area and of alumni in the health professions nationwide afford opportunity for career exploration. Bowdoin graduates who are currently enrolled in health professions programs are a helpful resource, as well. In addition, the Health Professions Advising website contains information, advice, and links to professional associations.