Health Professions Info for Prospective Students
The most important question a prospective student interested in medicine (or another healthcare career) should ask is: What is the right college for me? That question is much more important than: What does it take to get into medical school? and How does this college or university help? Most students who start college interested in medicine end up not even applying to medical school. At Centre College for instance, approximately 100 students indicate they are interested in becoming a physician before they come to college. Centre averages about 15 applicants out of the senior class. Most students discover other career goals while they are in college. So, you should try to select a college that will give you opportunities to explore many different professions and you should be open to that exploration. Try not to worry too much about medical school when you are looking at colleges!
If you are interested in what it takes to get into medical school, take a look at the Current Students webpage.
Below you will find what Centre offers to students interested in the health professions. This page also contains a list of questions that you should ask when you are visiting colleges and links to the answers you will get at Centre College.
What Does Centre College Offer to Students Interested in a Healthcare Career?
Advising students who are interested in the health care field is handled by the the Health Professions Advisory Group (HPAG). The HPAG is a group of professors who advise students in specific fields (medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, etc.) Our most important duties are to be available to all students who have even the slightest interest in the health professions and to provide an honest, ongoing evaluation of a student’s qualifications for a career in the health professions. Some of the important services offered by the HPAG are listed below. These services are available to current students as well as graduates.