Health Professions Advising

Leslie Bell
Director of Health Professions Advising

The Health Professions Advising Office is located on the third floor of Bristol Center.

Welcome to health professions advising at Hamilton College.  Whether you are clear about your professional goals or are still exploring, Hamilton offers a multitude of opportunities help you prepare for your desired profession and the Hamilton community is here to assist you. We will offer you information, encouragement and guidance; will help you gain career-related experiences; and we will assist you in your post-graduate planning. It is your responsibility, however, to seek advice and make your questions known.

The Health Professions Advising web site is your information hub. For the fields of  medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, and physician assistant, there is detailed information about course requirements; academic planning; gaining experience; and applying to professional schools.  For those who are exploring options in the health field or planning broadly, there are links to a variety of health careers web sites as well as a Year-by-Year calendar.

Leslie Bell, the director of health professions advising, offers workshops and programs throughout the year to provide information about various health professions and to educate students about the processes and timelines for applying to health professions schools. She also offers individual advising with those in the early planning stages as well as those in the process of applying.

David Bell, the director of career development and career advisor for students interested in STEM careers, works with students pursuing health professions who are looking to obtain career-related experience during the school year and summer including research, internships and volunteer clinical experiences. He also works with seniors exploring post-bac work experience prior to grad school.

Advising services offered:

  • guidance on how to prepare for your intended health profession
  • assistance in gaining shadowing/clinical experiences
  • help with applications, including letters of recommendation and personal statements
  • interview preparation