Health Careers Program
The Health Careers Program of Spelman College initiated in 1971 to advance more and better- qualified young women into the professional/allied health professional schools of medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and graduate health programs. Since 1970, the College has been successful in assisting well over 800 of its students in gaining admission to many prestigious professional/ allied health professional institutions.
The program serves as a repository of information. We coordinate visits to healthcare facilities and professional schools, schedule on campus visits for lectures and recruitment personnel, and assists students in identifying facilities where they may participate in academic enrichment/research activities during the academic years and summers. The Health Careers Program provides additional opportunities such as:
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Training
- First Aid/CPR Certification
- Professional and Speech Workshops
- Spelman Women in Science and Health Shadowing Program (WISH)
- Development of Professional Schools Articulation Agreements
- Professional Schools Application Workshops (Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, etc.)
- Networking and Leadership opportunities
Major events and activities sponsored by the program includes the Red Cross Blood Drive, Georgia Dwelle, M.D. Reception, Adrienne Bauduit Health Fair, Health Professions Conference, Annual Recruitment Fair, Nursing Roundtable, White Coat Ceremony and Donor Consortium Project Reception, etc.
Registration for the Health Careers Program occurs annually through an electronic process followed with a first year orientation. The program holds monthly meetings to inform students of various activities planned and opportunities that may be available.
We also have four registered student organization groups: Health Careers Club, AED, Operation SMILE, and ACTIVE Minds. We look forward to serving you and wish you much success on your Spelman journey!