Medicine & Health Professions

“We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.”—Joan D. Vinge (Author)


This community is intended to connect  students, alums, and professionals whose interests relate to medicine, science, technology, health, or an intersection of the areas. By embracing the values of a liberal arts education, students are encouraged to select a broad and deep course of study, to engage with their community, and to participate in activities that develop their interest in medicine, the sciences, and the social and humanistic contexts of healthcare. Students develop the essential capacities expected of all health professionals: an interest in scientific inquiry, a keen understanding of the promise and limitations of the profession, a deep appreciation of the value of empathy, and cultural competence. More than ever, students hoping to enter into a career in the fields of medicine and health need experiential opportunities and access to mentors in their field. This community provides a forum for students to avail themselves of these opportunities and to receive expert insight into career pathways.

Student Spotlight: Sierra Joy Williams C’22

Sierra Joy Williams C’22                                 
Majors: Biology
Minors: History and Art History
Launch Career Communities: Social Impact, Education, Law & Government and Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Community: First-Generation
Baldwin Honors Scholar

Secretary of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society
Treasurer of

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Alumni Spotlight: Kira Scarangella C’18, Animal Lover and Future Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine

Kira has always loved animals having grown up with cats and dogs, but it wasn’t until her junior year in high school that she decided to pursue a career working with animals.  At first, she contemplated being a zookeeper but …

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New Immersive Experience! The Madison Ambulance Cadet Program

Interested in exploring emergency medicine, public health, or other careers in the medical field? Have you ever thought about becoming an EMT? The Madison Ambulance (MVAC) Cadet Program was just approved as an IMMX. This semester-long program provides Drew students …

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Welcome to Launch Bridges

Launch Bridges Micro-Internships:
Enhance your résumé and complete an Immersive Experience by working with an expert on a project of your interest

Launch Bridges micro-internships are short project-based experiences designed to develop your network, enhance your résumé, and complete an …

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Student Spotlight: Dennis Shteyn C’21

Dennis Shteyn C’21                              
Majors: Public Health and Neuroscience
Minor: Philosophy
Launch Career Communities: Medicine and Health Professions and Social Impact, Education, Law & Government
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: Gender & Sexuality and Faith, Religion & Spirituality
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Treasurer of …

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!!!
While you embark on this exciting next chapter in your life, one concern you …

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Internship Alternatives (If COVID-19 Canceled Yours)

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically affected summer internship programs, but check out these creative alternatives to consider!

 

Women’s Scholarship

Don’t miss this scholarship opportunity from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Greater Wayne Area Branch!

Applications are …

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: (The applicant MUST meet ALL of these requirements.)

The applicant must:

1 – be a woman.

2 – …

Vault Guides

Vault Career Guide to Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Third Edition

Worldwide, more than 2,700 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies comprise a trillion-dollar industry, with many of the top companies—and one of …

Vault Guide to Dental Care Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Alternative Health Care Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …