Gustavus Health Professions Podcast

Heather Banks & Heidi Selzler-Bahr


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Podcast Season One, 2020-2021

Episode 1: Medicine, Torben Urdahl, 2021, January Pre-Health Career Exploration program, Mankato Clinic MD, 09/09/20

Episode 2: Medicine and Research, Alex Florea, 2021, January Career Exploration, HCMC, 09/23/20

Episode 3: Physician Assistant, Janey Helland, 2011, PA in Helena, Montana, 10/07/20

Episode 4: Physical Therapist, Kelsey Harms, 2016, PT in Twin Cities, 10/21/20

Episode 5: Nurse, Emily Holmes, 2018, Registered Nurse at Park Nicollet Health Services, in the Twin Cities, 11/04/20

Episode 6: Dentist, Garrett Clause, 2011, Commerce Drive Dental Group, North Mankato, U of MN recent graduate, 11/18/20

Episode 7: Director of Admissions and Recruitment for the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Olivia Buncher, 12/02/20

Episode 8: Osteopathic Medicine, Herchran Singh, 2017, Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) vs. Allopathic Medicine (M.D.) currently attends, A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, 12/16/20

Episode 9: Occupational Therapy, Ella Johnson, 2020 currently attends St. Catherine University, 01/13/20

Episode 10: Chiropractic, Katie Keelin, 2020, currently attends Chiropractic School at Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN, 1/27/201

Episode 11: Veterinary Medicine, Quinn Bents, 2020, currently attends the University of Minnesota, 2/10/21

***Bonus Episode: FYRE Program, First-Year Research Experience, Christen Gibson, 2023, 2/10/21

Episode 12: Current Applicant Panel: Medicine, Pharmacy, Optometry (2/24/21)

  • Jordyn Olson-Merrick, Class of 2021 (Dec. 2020 graduate), attending College of Optometry Pacific University, Oregon, start Fall 2021,
  • Michael Gutman, Class of 2020, attending the University of MN Duluth Medical School, start Fall 2021
  • Catherine Lim, Class of 2021, attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Pharmacy, start Fall 2021

Episode 13: Current Applicant Panel #2: Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant (3/10/21)

  • Max Matheson, Class of 2012, attending Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies, start Fall 2021
  • Calli Sizer, Class of 2019, attending Occupational Therapy school, start Fall 2021 

Episode 14: GAP year health jobs panel

  •  Savannah Maynard, 2018, ECC Medical Scribe, starting Fall 2021 attending medical school at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
  • Carly Miller, 2020, Education Coordinator Abbott Northwestern Hospital, starting Fall 2021 attending medical school at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
  • Rachel Strandmark, 2018, Children’s Hospital, Nursing Assistant, currently attending Physician Assistant program at the University of Colorado.

Episode 15:University of Minnesota Medical School Associate Dean of Admissions, Dimple Patel

Episode 16 College of St. Scholastica, Assistant Director, Enrollment Management, Courtney Eickman

Episode 17  University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Coordinator for the Office of Admissions and Diversity, Susie Wold