Health Professions

Career Interest Cluster

Class_of_2020_finalClick here: Profiles of Class of 2020 Admits

To schedule a virtual appointment email: 

Career Specialist - Health Professions, Heidi Selzler-Bahr, Specialist areas: Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Surgical First Assistant, Public Health or still deciding.

Senior Career Specialist - Health Professions, Heather Banks, Specialist areas: Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, Speech/Language Pathology, Podiatry and other not listed areas.

Health Professions Appointment

Gustavus Letter of Recommendation Online System 2020-2021 Applicant cycle

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 Brochure 

Additional information: References and Letters of Recommendation

The Health Profession 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:

Pre-Health Faculty Resource Page

Interested in receiving opportunities and more information regarding the Health Professions cluster?

Sign up through Handshake to receive emails and notifications for this cluster! 

  1. Log-in to Handshake with your Gustavus User Name and Password
  2. On the top of the page under your name click on Career Interests
  3. Scroll down to Which Gustavus Career Cluster best matches your interests? Check Health Professions

A tutorial on choosing and changing clusters on Handshake can be found here.

Explore the Health Professions

Gustavus Pre-Health Workshops

The University of Minnesota FREE Online Short Courses


Heather Banks, Senior Career Development Specialist - Health Professions,, 507-933-7575


Heidi Selzler-Bahr, Career Development Specialist - Health Professions,, 507-933-7575

To schedule an appointment with Heather or Heidi, call 507-933-7575, email, or stop in to the Career Development Office- 209 Johnson Student Union. 


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Updated 4/7/2020 HB