Health Professions

Career Interest Cluster

Kat Dahl ’14. (Photo credit: University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus and photographer David Ballard)  Read more...


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


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:

Interested in receiving opportunities and more information regarding the Health Care Cluster? Sign up through Handshake (directions coming soon) to receive notifications for this cluster!
Career Development Specialist- Health Professions, Heather Banks,, 507-933-7575


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.  To schedule an appointment, call 507-933-7575.

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, Health Fitness
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


Resumes and Cover Letters...coming soon


Internship and Job Search

 Handshake logo

Signature Events


Pre-Health First Year 16


Health Fair 2016


Successful Applicant Series 2016

Updated 6/30/2016 HB