Health care includes fields such as medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy and nutrition. Hamiltonians in this industry work at places such as New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Boston Sports & Shoulder Center, private practice, and more.

Scroll through the blog posts and stories below to learn more about Hamilton student and alumni experiences in this industry, and then use our career resources such as Facts on File and O*Net to learn more. Finally, meet with your career advisor and explore the Career Center curriculum to learn how to network with alumni to discuss your interests and learn more about their work.

April Highlights

A message from the Health Connect Team

Hello fellow pre-health students! We hope you are doing well despite the circumstances that have moved us to remote learning for the rest of the semester. Our goal in our last newsletter of the year is to share some advice and resources to help pre-health students get through this time. We especially hope to help you navigate your concerns over missing out on summer opportunities, questions regarding how to be a productive pre-health student, and worries about self-care. We miss seeing you on the Hill! Stay well.

- The Health Connect Team (Tessa Lavan '20, Ollie Sandrey '21, and Diane-Lee Ferguson '22)

Volunteering during a pandemic

Worried about summer internships, research opportunities, and volunteering that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? This summer is a great time to demonstrate your service orientation. Here are some ways to stay connected with your community and stay productive!

  • Stay connected with your community! Reach out to neighbors (especially the elderly) to see if you can help out with picking up essentials. Contact organizations that you have previously been involved with to see if there’s any ways you can pitch in now. Reach out to old teachers or family friends with children in school and see if there’s a way you could help virtually tutor to keep students engaged in learning. The possibilities for supporting your community are endless, so think about what works for you, what connections you have, what you have the capacity to do, and remember to stay safe and follow your state’s guidelines for minimizing the spread of COVID-19. 
  • Interested in more formal volunteering opportunities? Check out idealist.org or volunteermatch.org. While response times from volunteer organizations might be slow, it doesn’t hurt to volunteer to help. 
  • Want to volunteer your time online from the safety of your home? Here are a few resources to check out: Dosomething.org, Operation Warm, and Paper-airplanes.org

Spend more time thinking about professional schools

  • Do some research about schools that you might be interested in applying to. To check out medical schools or other professional schools, check out the following links: AAMC Allopathic (MD) Medical Schools, AACOM Osteopathic (DO) Medical Schools, NAAHP Links of Interest
  • Explore your personal interest in healthcare through journaling. This is a great way to start thinking about your personal statements, application essays, and ahead to interviews.
  • Check in with yourself, your career advisor, your academic advisor, and your pre-health advisor to make sure you’re on track.

Other fun pre-health resources

Bored at home? Check out some other fun pre-health resources below! From books to podcasts to TED Talks to free classes, we’ve got some good recommendations for you!

Take time for self care

Having a hard time during the COVID-19 pandemic? So are we… Here are some great resources on how to best take care of yourself during this time!


Featured Blog

Amanda Nelson "12Q&A on the Journey to Medical School

Amanda Nelson is a 2012 Hamilton graduate and a fourth year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine. She just matched as a pediatrics intern at the Boston Combined Residency Program, where she will be working at Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center.

Read AMANDA's Advice


Class of 2018 Outcomes Report
Outcomes by Industry

Class of 2018 Outcomes Report

Each year, the Career Center surveys recent graduates to track their progress during their first year after Hamilton. The resulting report includes data about career fields and employers, where graduates are pursuing advanced degrees and postgraduate fellowships, as well as outcome information for each concentration.

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