The Office of Health Professions

Health Professions


The Office of Health Professions supports Gustavus students and alumni with prerequisite course planning, gaining experience and graduate application assistance. 

Support and advice is available to students considering a range of health professions, some include:


 Click here for: Additional Health Profession Areas

 VitalsLogo Biweekly email messages, VITALS

 Podcast_NEW Health Professions Podcast, Current Episodes

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 Gustie_Lion Health Profession Clubs @ Gustavus

*Coming soon Health Professions Google Calendar

Information to learn more about Health Care Disparities

Gustavus Letter of Recommendation Online System 2021-2022 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

New Fall 2021: Small Group Pre-Health Advising Session, Register here


Contact Health Profession Specialists:

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. 

Heather Banks, Senior Health Professions Specialist, 507-933-7575 To schedule a virtual appointment email,

Specialist areas: Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, Speech/Language Pathology, Podiatry and other not listed areas.


Heidi Selzler-Bahr, Health Professions Specialist,, 507-933-7575 To schedule a virtual appointment email,

Specialist areas: Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Surgical First Assistant, Public Health or still deciding.

Gustavus Graduate Highlight


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Updated 6/16/2021 HB