Preparation for a career in the health professions has been a tradition at Colorado College for many years. The liberal arts education you obtain at CC will be an advantage at most schools, especially the medical schools.
How may the college Health Professions Office help you?
The Health Professions Advising Office, located in the Olin Hall Fishbowl, is a place that you should visit even if you are just beginning to consider a career in the health professions. Although most are interested in becoming physicians, more students each year show interest in other careers, such as dentistry, physician’s assistant programs, physical therapy, or veterinary medicine. You will find reading material of interest including magazines, reference books, books on preparing for health profession schools, health profession school catalogs and pamphlets, etc.
The Health Professions Advising Office plans numerous meetings and activities for students during the year. The first important meeting is scheduled at the beginning of the academic year, usually during Block 1. This meeting is intended to outline the health professions program at Colorado College and introduce the HPA office and personnel. Other meetings are designed to help students with application procedures and test preparation, while others include various speakers and an occasional field trip.
Jane Byrnes, pre-health advisor, strongly encourages that you meet with her early in your CC career as soon as you begin considering medicine as a career. She will provide resources and guidance to help you to decide if this is the right career path for you.