Health Professions

Are you passionate about a career path that draws deeply on science and human behavior?
Do you want to do social justice work in the areas of health disparities and illness prevention?
Are you fascinated by the systems of the human body and how they interact with natural and social influences?

Health Professions prepares Grinnellians for careers in medicine, public health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical and occupational therapy, nursing, and more. We support both students and young alumni during the application process.

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Health Professions Advisory Committee

The Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) at Grinnell helps students prepare for application to health professional graduate schools. Learn about course recommendations, timelines for applying, requesting committee letters, and more.

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Public Health

Explore the field of public health and learn more about graduate programs, including the Master of Public Health Cooperative Degree Program through the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

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Exploring the Health Professions

Discover the many health professions, research programs, and learn about resources to prepare you to apply, including fee assistance programs to make applying more affordable.

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Identity-Based Resources for Pre-Health Students

Find mentors and professional support within the health professions.

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Applying to Health Professions Programs

Resources to help you complete your application.

Interviews

Information and resources to help you prepare for interviews.

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HEAL 101: Virtual Shadowing

The HEAL Clinical Education Network offers virtual shadowing courses showcases real doctors sharing real patient case studies. All courses are asynchronous.

The course for May 2024 features the following cases:

You can also preregister for the June 2024 course now.

By Mary Jane Shroyer
Mary Jane Shroyer Director, Health Professions Career Community
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Tips to Prevent AMCAS Application Delays

AMCAS opened May 1st, officially kicking off a new professional school application season. If you intend to apply to medical school this cycle, you should have already submitted your request to the HPAC for a committee letter to support your …

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Virtual Office Hours with Carver College of Med

The admissions staff at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine will host drop-in office hours from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on April 19 and April 26. Get premed advising or ask questions about your application by Zoom using …

By Mary Jane Shroyer
Mary Jane Shroyer Director, Health Professions Career Community
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Vault Guide to Health Care Management Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Nursing Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Health Care Provider Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Coaching and Sports Training, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Career Guide to Health Care Management, Fourth Edition

Health care management, also known as health care administration, encompasses a wide range of jobs in a variety of organizations, …

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