• <div class="hero-story-wrapper container mb-2"><div class="hero-story col-lg-3 offset-lg-3 px-3 pb-2"><h4><a href="/live/news/5546-pathways-to-medicine">Pathways to Medicine</a></h4><p><p> Successful careers in medicine, research, and public health are not uncommon among Beloit College graduates. <br/><br/> Melissa Pelkey’19, a Milwaukee native, is a fourth-year medical student applying to residency in anesthesiology. Her passion for global health began at Beloit after a college grant allowed her to work at a free clinic in Guatemala.</p></p><p><a href="/live/news/5546-pathways-to-medicine" style="font-size: 1.05em;">Read More →</a></p></div></div><div class="hero-header-image" style="background-image: url(/live/image/gid/94/height/670/src_region/0,0,2250,2812/11904__pm-Melissa_Pelkey_now.rev.1698253629.jpg); background-size:cover; background-position:center; min-height:400px;"><div class="" style="position:static;"><span class="lw_image_caption lw_align_right px-3" style="">Melissa Pelkey’19</span></div></div>

Healing individuals, your community, and the world

What is your dream career?

Do you want to heal people, as a medical doctor, nurse, psychologist, occupational therapist, or certified nurse-midwife? Or perhaps your sights are set on doing research, advancing medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific knowledge and practice.

Do you seek to make a difference in your community, as a social worker, counselor, health and wellness coordinator, health advocate, or abuse prevention specialist? Or educate others about health, helping to reduce teen pregnancy or community infection rates?

Maybe you want an international career improving health overseas, working in the Peace Corps, monitoring HIV rates, or building health clinic capacity.  

We help you prepare for your future

You get personalized support for a successful transition to medical and other professional schools from the faculty and staff members of the Health Professions Advisory Committee.

From advice on what classes to take to prepare you for an advanced degree to help finding internships with local healthcare providers, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Health & Healing

Your Mentors

Rachel A Bergstrom, Associate Professor of Biology
Rachel A. Bergstrom

Rachel Bergstrom works with students who are interested in healthcare professions. She helps students find their paths through the Beloit curriculum, internships, shadowing, and job opportunities.

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Contact channel coordinator Rachel:

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Eleanor Waddle

Ellie works with prospective students, current students, and alumni to create connections that promote readiness for physical and mental wellness careers after Beloit.

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Contact channel coordinator Eleanor:

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Laura E. Parmentier

Laura advises current students about health careers, links current students with alumni in health careers, and teaches courses related to medicine and health.

Tara M. Girard RN, BSN
Tara M. Girard

As a registered nurse, Tara advises students about nursing careers.

Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

As director of the dance program, Chris works with students on dance performance and choreography as well as somatics and kinesiology.

Kristin Labby, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Kristin J. Labby

Kristin works closely with chemistry and biochemistry students interested in applying their skills to medicine, art, and museums. She also advises students interested in health professions.

Sylvia Lopez
Sylvia López

Sylvia works with students interested in developing and putting their Spanish and intercultural skills into practice in various settings, including medical and health related fields.

Ron Watson, Ph.D.
Ron Watson

Ron works closely with students interested in working in public health and other community-based health promotion work, as well as research pertaining to racial justice, equity and equality.

Navigating healthcare career options
IN THE CLASSROOM

Navigating healthcare career options

Doctor, nurse, physical therapist. While often top of mind for college applicants interested in health and medicine, there are in fact many more career options. A new Beloit course helps students both explore and prepare for them.

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Mar21st

Career Trek in Milwaukee

Join us for the 2023 Career Trek in Milwaukee, sponsored by the Career Channels Program. 

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Maddie Moser’23

An eye opening experience in a public health clinic

Maddie Moser’23 prepared for a healthcare career through a summer internship at a free and charitable clinic.  

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