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Health Careers Program

Health Careers Program

2024 Pre-Health Summer Program (PHSP)

2023 Pre-Health Students with Dr. Helene D. GayleThe Pre-Health Summer Program (PHSP) is a six-week residential experience for recently admitted students interested in pursuing a health professional career from June 10 – July 19, 2024.

Participants will attend pre-health courses, career development seminars, and peer-tutoring sessions to enhance their critical thinking, oral communication, and analytical skills in preparation for their undergraduate pre-health journey.

Read the 2024 Pre-Health Summer Program Student Letter

See Our 2023 Pre-Health Summer Program Students

See Our 2023 Health Program Residential & Teacher’s Assistants


About Us

The Health Careers Program of Spelman College initiated in 1971 to advance more qualified young women into the professional/allied health professional schools of medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and graduate health programs.

Since inception, the Health Careers Program has assisted over 800 of its students in gaining admission to many prestigious professional/allied health professional institutions.

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.

2023 Pre-Health Closing Ceremony

Pre-Health students posing in smocks
Pre-Health students at Atlanta Community Food Bank
A group Pre-Health students posing for a selfie

PHSP 2021 Scholars

Kayla Brown - 2021 PHSP Scholar

Kayla Brown

Jasmine Forbes - 2021 PHSP Scholar

Jasmine Forbes

Daril Howard - 2021 PHSP Scholar

Daril Howard

Nosharai Harris - 2021 PHSP Scholar

Nosharai Harris

Headshot of Kaitlin Jackson

Kaitlin Jackson

Karringtyn Johnson - 2021 PHSP Scholar

Karringtyn Johnson

Rachel Jones - 2021 PHSP Scholar

Rachel Jones

Jaya Peterkin - 2021 PHSP Scholar

Jaya Peterkin

Jordan Talley - 2021 PHSP Scholar

Jordan Talley

Zakiyah Sapp - 2021 PHSP Scholar

Zakiyah Sapp

Nzaria Scales - 2021 PHSP Scholar

Nzaria Scales

Calendar of Events

Graphic of Spelman + Kaplan Partnership

Contact Us

Health Careers Program
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