Review the path

Follow a pre-health student’s journey over four years
Use the tabs at the top of the infographic to review different years of student’s journey.

Find current and future features of the path
Identify which components of the path are unfunded, temporarily/partially funded, and fully funded.

See an overview of each year of the path currently in place
Use “Today’s Path” to read about what we are currently doing for pre-health students.

See how we plan to improve each year of the path
Use “The Vision” to read about what we plan to do for pre-health students in the future.

ADMINISTRATION
ADVISING
CO-CURRICULAR
ACTIVITIES
INTERNSHIPS
Health Professions Board: oversees, evaluates, and improves the program through annual evaluations.
Development and implementation of a medical humanities program.
Pre-health student recruitment
Director of Pre-Health: oversees the program, works with students, and leads the Health Professions Board.
Academic Guides: advise admitted students on class selection.
Pre-Health website
TODAY'S PATH
Future pre-health students learn about the pre-health offerings at Sewanee on their own through the Office’s robust, dynamic website. Pre-health students contact admitted students interested in health professions to give them perspective on the pre-health student experience.
THE VISION
In the future, the Pre-Health Center will attract even more highly qualified students interested in health professions through curricular enhancements, and current pre-health students will be more involved in the recruitment of students to the College.
UNFUNDED
TEMPORARILY/PARTIALLY FUNDED
FULLY FUNDED
Prospective Students
ADMINISTRATION
ADVISING
CO-CURRICULAR
ACTIVITIES
INTERNSHIPS
Health Professions Board: oversees, evaluates, and improves the program through annual evaluations.
Development and implementation of a medical humanities program.
Self-advising
Alumni advising
John S. Cain Health Society (alumni resource society)
Director of Pre-Health: oversees the program, works with students, and leads the Health Professions Board.
Peer advising
Research opportunities with faculty members
Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students
Service opportunities
Pre-health website
Student Health Professions Society
A Career Exploration (ACE) internships
Medical clinic internships
TODAY'S PATH
New students begin to establish relationships within Sewanee’s pre-health community through the Student Health Professions Society (SHPS), peer advising, and pre-health-oriented service opportunities. The director of the Office of Pre-Health oversees students’ integration into this community, through coursework recommendations and co-curricularly through ACE and medical clinic internships recommendations.
THE VISION
In the future, the director of the Center for Health Professions will have an endowed position, providing certainty for his or her valuable presence. The director will lead the Health Professions Board, which will look at the program holistically, critiquing the overall performance and success of the program, and offer recommendations to improve the program. Members of the John S. Cain Health Society, a parent-alumni network, will keep in touch with pre-health students and serve as valuable contacts in the medical community. Improved self-advising tools will ensure that students can monitor their progress through the pre-health curriculum. The supply of ACE internships and medical clinic internships will meet demand, and no pre-health student who wants a pre-health internship experience will go without one.
UNFUNDED
TEMPORARILY/PARTIALLY FUNDED
FULLY FUNDED
Freshmen
ADMINISTRATION
ADVISING
CO-CURRICULAR
ACTIVITIES
INTERNSHIPS
Health Professions Board: oversees, evaluates, and improves the program through annual evaluations.
Development and implementation of a medical humanities program.
Alumni advising
John S. Cain Health Society (alumni resource society)
Pre-veterinary opportunities to work with livestock on the University Farm.
Allied health professions internships
Emory-Sewanee Undergraduate Research Experience (E-SURE)
A Career Exploration (ACE) internships
Medical clinic internships
Director of Pre-Health: oversees the program, works with students, and leads the Health Professions Board.
Peer advising
Faculty advising
Research opportunities with faculty members
Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students
Service opportunities
Pre-health website
Student Health Professions Society
Vanderbilt-Sewanee Undergraduate
Research Experience (V-SURE)
TODAY'S PATH
Students benefit from multifaceted advising: group advising and faculty advising. Both group and faculty advising aim to encourage students to take advantage of the curricular and co-curricular opportunities that will make them competitive for admission to graduate pre-health programs. Students continue to participate in the Student Health Professions Society and pre-health-oriented service opportunities. Some students begin working on research with professors during the academic year. Students are advised to apply to participate in the Vanderbilt-Sewanee Undergraduate Research Experience (V-SURE).
THE VISION
In the future, the Center for Health Professions will provide meaningful alumni connections through alumni advising and the John S. Cain Health Society. Opportunities for academic-year research with faculty members will be expanded, so that supply of research opportunities meets student demand for it. A new partnership with the University Farm will allow pre-veterinary students to work directly with the farm’s livestock. Additional summertime under- graduate research experiences will be available, not only through more ACE internships, medical clinic internships, and V-SURE opportunities but through completely new internship opportunities: the Emory-Sewanee Undergraduate Research Experience (E-SURE) and Pre-Nursing internships.
UNFUNDED
TEMPORARILY/PARTIALLY FUNDED
FULLY FUNDED
Sophomores
ADMINISTRATION
ADVISING
CO-CURRICULAR
ACTIVITIES
INTERNSHIPS
Health Professions Board: oversees, evaluates, and improves the program through annual evaluations.
Development and implementation of a medical humanities program.
Alumni advising
John S. Cain Health Society (alumni resource society)
Pre-veterinary opportunities to work with livestock on the University Farm.
Science-based study abroad programs
Allied health professions internships
Emory-Sewanee Undergraduate Research Experience (E-SURE)
A Career Exploration (ACE) internships
Medical clinic internships
Director of Pre-Health: oversees the program, works with students, and leads the Health Professions Board.
Health Professions Advisory Committee: crafts letters of recommendation for gradu- ate school admission.
Peer advising
Faculty advising
Research opportunities with faculty members
Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students
MCAT preparation course
Service opportunities
Pre-health website
Student Health Professions Society
Mock interviews
Vanderbilt-Sewanee Undergraduate
Research Experience (V-SURE)
TODAY'S PATH
Students continue to participate in group advising and faculty advising to ensure that they have the classes and co-curricular activities necessary to be competitive in graduate school admissions processes. For additional advising from alumni and networking opportunities, students participate in Beyond the Gates, a program sponsored by the Office of Career and Leadership Development that introduces current students to past students and their stories of success after Sewanee. Students supplement their academic experiences more than ever before, as they begin to think strategically about making themselves as competitive for graduate school admission as possible. Co-curricular options are plentiful: the Student Health Professions Society, research with professors, service opportunities, mock admission interviews, and a Kaplan MCAT preparation course for pre-med students. An internship after the junior year is crucial to students’ prehealth path, and they take advantage of the limited supply of internships through ACE and V-SURE.
THE VISION
In the future, alumni participation will enhance the advising system. Additional opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research will be offered through the Pre-Health Center. Additional co-curricular offerings will come online: The John S. Cain Health Society will provide valuable alumni-parent connections in health professions; pre-veterinary students will work with livestock on the University Farm; science-based study abroad options will be made readily available to pre-health students. The internship program will expand by offering more ACE internships, medical clinic internships, and V-SURE opportunities and through completely new internship opportunities: the Emory-Sewanee Undergraduate Research Experience (E-SURE) and Pre-Nursing internships.
UNFUNDED
TEMPORARILY/PARTIALLY FUNDED
FULLY FUNDED
Juniors
ADMINISTRATION
ADVISING
CO-CURRICULAR
ACTIVITIES
INTERNSHIPS
Health Professions Board: oversees, evaluates, and improves the program through annual evaluations.
Development and implementation of a medical humanities program.
Alumni advising
John S. Cain Health Society (alumni resource society)
Research opportunities with faculty members
Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students
Director of Pre-Health: oversees the program, works with students, and leads the Health Professions Board.
Peer advising
Faculty advising
Service opportunities
Pre-health website
Student Health Professions Society
Graduate school fair
Mock interviews
TODAY'S PATH
Students work closely with group and faculty advisors to succeed in the graduate school admission process. They benefit from additional advising from alumni during the Beyond the Gates alumni networking program. The Health Professions Advisory Committee works with students to craft letters of recommendation for graduate school admission. Faculty members conduct mock interviews with students and encourage students to take the skills they have learned with them to the Graduate School Fair, where they meet with admission representatives from a wide range of health graduate schools. Students continue their work in, and often lead, service initiatives.
THE VISION
In the future, students will benefit from connections made through the John S. Cain Society and deeper alumni advising.
UNFUNDED
TEMPORARILY/PARTIALLY FUNDED
FULLY FUNDED
Seniors