Careers in Health & Medicine

Previously called Beyond the Gates, Careers in Health and Medicine is an event for students to meet alumni with careers in health care. This event is for all pre-health students, not just pre-meds!  In addition to an array of physicians, representatives will be present from a variety of health care fields including nursing, dentistry, occupational therapy, and veterinary medicine. Alumni will share information and advice through small group sessions and panels. Following a catered lunch, they will also offer optional practice interviews.

MD or DO?

Licensed physicians in the United States are either Doctors of Medicine (MDs) or Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs). Cortney Booth, C’12 and current student at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, addresses the question of whether to apply to a DO program or an MD program. 

Pre-Health Societies Welcome New Leadership

Congratulations to all the new officers of AED, SHPS, and SMHS!


SMHS Week was packed with events, from the Diversify Health Panel to a gallery walk titled "A Dose of Disparities."  Read about the Sewanee Multicultural Health Society's efforts to promote awareness of health disparities. 

V-SURE Summer Experience

The (V-SURE) allows pre-medical students to gain valuable research and shadowing experience. This summer Hayden Byrd C'17, Liz Gill C'18, Veronica Gordillo-Herrejon C'18, Mark McAlister C'17, and Jackie Spangenberg C'17 participated in the V-SURE program. Hayden was recently accepted into medical school and attributes much of his success to the V-SURE program.  Hayden, Liz, Veronica and Jackie share their stories. 


EMR Scribe with Dr. Scott Elledge

Following graduation, Neal Bartl, C'16 spent two months as an EMR scribe and scrubbed in on OR cases with Dr. Scott Elledge. Neal will enter UNC medical school this fall.

Programs of Study

Medical Board Games Night

March 14, 2018

The latest OMHP fellowship event featured medically-related board games. Hilarity ensued as students acted out disease states, answered questions about organ structure and function, and enjoyed pizza and dessert. Look for our next Medical Board Games Night before finals!

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