Health Professions

Career Interest Cluster

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Pre-Health 2017 January Interim Career Exploration

Applications closed for January 2017

Apply online here:

Click here for PDF January 2017 Interim Application


The Health Professions Cluster contains career areas that focus on patient care.  Support and advice is available to students considering a range of health professions, some include:

Additional areas of interest:


FIRST Year Pre-Health Students (starting Fall 2016)

Schedule an Appointment with Graduate Intern- Health Professions Cluster, Lindsay Anderson to review your four year plan and timeline to application.  Questions email To schedule an appointment with Lindsay, call 507-933-7575.  Appointment times available Monday 8am-noon and Thursday 8am-3pm.

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Health Professions Advising Faculty Team

Faculty Pre-Health Advisors are trained and designated in the below departments. If you are NOT in one of the majors listed below, request an appointment to meet with Heather Banks, Career Development Office, by calling 507-933-7575.  Pre-Health Faculty Resource Page

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Chemistry
Health and Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology
Health and Exercise Science, Athletic Training


U of M and Gustavus teamed up to offer FREE Online Short Courses

Planning for Medical School
Personal Statements for a Health Program
Interviewing for a Health Program
Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety

Gustavus Pre-Health Workshops

First Year Pre-Health
Successful Applicant Series: Centralized Application, Personal Statement, Interview Like a Ninja


Explore the Health Professions

Résumés and Professional Communications


Cover Letters and Professional Communications

Gustavus Letter of Recommendation Online System, Current pre-health applicants (MD, DO, PA, Dental, Pharmacy, PT, OT and Veterinary) complete form to request letters.  AAMC Letter Writing Guidelines for Medical School Applicant

Additional information:  References and Letters of Recommendation

Internship and Job Search

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Signature Events

Pre-Health First Year 16

Health Fair 2016

Successful Applicant Series 2016


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Career Development Specialist - Health Professions, Heather Banks, 507-933-7575
To schedule an appointment, call 507-933-7575.

Updated 6/30/2016 HB