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Introduction to this page

Powerpoint Presentations
Who to Contact
Premedical Course Selection


Powerpoint Presentations

The Health Sciences Committee provides informational meetings throughout the year for students at all levels of their education and pursuit of a career in a health profession. Below are resources taken from these meetings to help you get an idea of the process students go through.

These Microsoft Powerpoint presentations are from various meetings throughout the year. Even if you attended the meetings, they are a good reference.

First Year Orientation Meeting Part 1 (Fall 2013)

First Year Orientation Meeting Part 2 (Fall 2013)

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Who to Contact

If you have questions about pursuing a path towards a health related career, the first resource you should take advantage of is the Prehealth Liaisons. These students have been selected to help students who have questions about the decision to pursue, the process entailed, and the field of healthcare. Feel free to write to all the Prehealth Liaisons at prehealthliaisons@pomona.edu.

Your academic advisor may also be able to help you in deciding whether a career in health is right for you. We also suggest talking with the Health Sciences Office located in the Career Development Office. The director for that office is Paula Goldsmid and she can give advice.

As with any career choice, the best sources of information are professionals in the field you are considering. The more exposure and first-hand contact you have with the field, the better decision you will make. Also, if you decide to pursue medicine, medical schools want to know that you have had adequate exposure to the medical profession to demonstrate that you fully understand what choice you have made.

 

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Premedical Course Selection

Pomona College does not have a special pre-medical major. No one College major is "best," and no medical school requires that successful applicants major in particular subjects to the exclusion of others. Admission statistics show that students are equally admitted from all majors. The quality and scope of your academic accomplishments count far more than the particular field in which you major. Nevertheless, your performance in science and mathematics courses is weighted heavily in the admissions process.

 

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