Health Professions

Career Interest Cluster

Welcome Pre-Health Students

Welcome Class of 2025 to Gustavus!

All first year students that have an interest in a career in the health professions are invited to attend our VIRTUAL First Year Advising Session, Thursday, Sept. 9 @ 5:00pm-5:30pm (time for questions following the session)

Following the VIRTUAL session you will be invited to sign-up for an in-person small group pre-health advising session, limited to six students per session. See ALL small group session dates & times, here

Sign-up HERE for a small group pre-health advising session, (sign-up available starting Thursday, Sept. 9th @ 6pm)

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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:

Health Profession Vitals bi-weekly emails, HERE


Information to learn more about Health Care Disparities

Current Applicant Information: Successful Applicant Series Workshops

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

Additional areas of interest:

Pre-Health Faculty Resource Page

Profiles for the Class of 2020

Health Profession Clubs 2020-2021

Pre-Health Club (Medicine, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy) ALL meeting first Sunday @ 5pm
Co-Presidents: Tyra Banks,, Clara Billings,

Pre-Dental Club, Co-Presidents: Nick Aney,, Emily Kratz,

Gustavus Pre-Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Club, President: Kendall Harvey,

Pre-Vet Club, President: Julia Simms

Coming soon, Fall 2021 Small Group Pre-Health Advising Session, Register here

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

  • First Year Pre-Health Advising Session: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 @ 5:30pm
  • Successful Applicant Series: Centralized Application, Personal Statement, Interview Like a Ninja 

The University of Minnesota FREE Online Short Courses


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 Career Development Specialist - Health Professions,, 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, Career Development Specialist - Health Professions,, 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.


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

Updated 6/16/2021 HB