Health Professions Advisory Committee

Advising for all students interested in and applying to medical-related graduate and professional programs after earning their bachelor’s degree at Beloit College.

Students presenting a medical poster.

There are multiple pathways towards a healthcare career. During your time at Beloit, you can engage in the liberal arts undergraduate experience (clubs! athletics!) while making meaningful connections with faculty, participating in research programs and internships, gaining global health perspective by studying abroad, and ultimately discovering a healthcare career that best suits you!

An undergraduate degree at Beloit College will prepare you for a variety of post-grad programs in healthcare. Our Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC, comprised of Beloit College professors) will help each student develop their own narrative of academic, emotional, work, personal, interpersonal, and professional skills development to successfully prepare for a career in healthcare.

Pre-health students at Beloit…

  • get hands-on health care experience working as a certified nursing assistant, a phlebotomist, an emergency medical technician, or a medical scribe. Funding opportunities available through the Career Works.
  • have successfully continued on to… nursing MSN programs at Johns Hopkins, medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, pharmacy school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physical Therapy programs at Carroll University and the University of Southern California, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology MS at the University of Providence, and many more!

The Health Professions Advising Committee plays three major roles on campus:

  1. We make sure that students know what classes they should be taking to prepare for admission to health profession training programs and how and when to prepare for admission exams.
  2. We evaluate students applying to medical training programs to provide a committee (or institutional) opinion of the applicant through the writing and submission of a committee letter to prospective training programs (this is important when you are applying in your 3rd or 4th years).
  3. We coordinate with local healthcare providers, alumni, and the Beloit pre-health student club to help students understand and obtain the non-classroom experiences expected of competitive applicants.

Alumni Interviews for Beloit College students. Stay tuned as we add more stories here!

Caring for Diverse Populations
Health Professions Advisory Committee News

Caring for Diverse Populations

Guadalupe Orbezo-Perez’20, a senior biochemistry and psychology double major, French minor, and Pakula Biomedical Scholar, aspires to be a clinical psychologist, adding “I am trilingual and we need clinicians who can care for diverse populations.”

Lucia Peralta’12 headshot

Discovering a Career Path

Lucia Peralta’12 arrived at Beloit without a long-term plan. Support from advisors and peers helped steer her to a career in public health.

Prof. Ron Watson

Ron Watson Receives the Underkofler Teaching Award

The student body nominated political science professor, health and society mentor, and community advocate Ron Watson for Beloit College’s highest teaching honor, the Underkofler Teaching Award.

Watson engages his students in real-world problems, encourages them to think deeply about their passions, and gives them his undivided attention in and out of the classroom.


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