Health Professions Advising

Leslie Bell
Director of Health Professions Advising

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


Medicine is an exciting and fulfilling profession that offers a wide variety of career opportunities. In a single day, a physician can be in the clinic saving a life, a scientist on the frontier of knowledge, a teacher helping a frightened patient understand a symptom, and a counselor guiding dying patients in their final days.  Few professions can match medicine in terms of the impact it has on both individuals and on the community as a whole. Yet this profession  comes with a great responsibility.

Becoming a doctor is a long and difficult process. No where is this fact more evident than in the medical school admission process. While Leslie Bell, the interim health professions advisor, is here to assist you in exploring medicine and developing strong credentials, whether or not you are accepted into medical school is in your hands. You don't have to be "perfect" to be admitted to medical school, but you will need to show good planning, self-direction, excellent time management, and initiative in order to be successful. This website is designed to give you some basic information on preparing for medical school at Hamilton and on the medical school application process. But this site is by no means comprehensive. If you are interested in a career in medicine or would like to begin the medical school application process, it is important that you make an appointment to see Leslie as soon as possible.

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