The Office of Health Professions Advising provides students and recent graduates information and guidance regarding a wide range of opportunities in health care. First-year students interested in the health professions are encouraged to attend an introductory meeting during orientation. A variety of informational programs and workshops are 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/ae 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 Web site contains information, advice, and links to professional associations.