Academics: Special Academic Programs and Offerings

Health Careers Program

The Health Careers Program Office serves as a repository of information for students interested in careers in the health professions. Students should register each year with the Health Careers Program to ensure access to information about professional schools, admissions requirements, financial aid, summer enrichment programs, and career options. The office also coordinates visits by recruitment personnel from various health/ allied health professional schools and programs.

Health Program Staff

Rosalind Gregory Bass, M.D.
Director of Health Careers Program 
Assistant Professor of Biology, 

A. Francisco Castelán, M.S.
Associate Director of the Health Careers Program

Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors/Community Partners

  • Food and Drug Administration
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dignity Health
  • Novo Nordisk

  • Health Professions Week at Spelman
Health Careers Week - "Public Health: Addressing Health Disparities in Our Communities"

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 | 11 a.m. - Saturday, Oct. 03, 2015 | 3 p.m.

  • Contact: A. Francisco Castelán, M.S.
  • Phone: 404-270-5814

For more than 42 years, the Spelman Health Careers Program has been educating women who go on to make a global difference in health care. Increasing the number of highly qualified minority women and African Americans entering the health/allied health professions has been the primary goal of the Health Careers Program since it’s formalization in 1971. In addition, the program is committed to eradicating health illiteracy by providing a strong educational foundation for Spelman students to further educate the communities they go on to serve.

Health Professions Week to Address Health Disparities

This week, the Spelman College Health Careers Program will host several activities  designed to enhance students' awareness and preparedness for graduate and professional school, while also addressing health disparities among underserved populations.

For more information about the events, or to RSVP for the health professions conference, email

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Health Fair and Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Albert Manley Student Center, Upper and Lower Levels

Thursday, Oct. 1

Georgia Dwelle, M.D. Networking Reception
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Albert Manley Center Atrium

Georgia Dwelle, C’1900, is the first Spelman alumna
to obtain a doctor of medicine degree.

Friday, Oct. 2 

Health Professions Recruitment Fair
12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Albert Manley Student Center, Upper Level

Saturday, Oct. 3

Health Professions Conference
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact the Health Career Program office at 

Contact Us

Phone: 404-270-5814
Office: Tapley Building, Suite 125

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