Sciences & Health Professions

Our office serves current students and alumni at all stages of their exploration of careers in health professions or sciences. We offer academic advising, resume and letter preparation for summer and postgraduate opportunities, and counseling during every step of the application process to a professional school. Preparation is key to success. Careful course selection, strategic research and/or clinical experiences, and meaningful service and leadership activities during and after Williams comprise the elements of successful applications to these programs.

Each year, about 50 Williams undergraduate students and alumni apply to medical schools. The three-year acceptance rate averages from 85-90%. In the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 38 of 44 (86% acceptance rate) matriculated to MD or DO programs; 3 (100%) to MD/PhD programs; and 3 (100%) to veterinary schools.

Navigating Life Science PhD Admissions and Career Development

Come meet two Harvard faculty members for a lively presentation and Q&A session on Friday, September 14, at 3 pm.  Room TCL 202.  Sign-up for the event on Handshake.

SPEC 19/SPEC 30 Information Meeting

Come learn about SPEC 19 Healthcare Internships and SPEC 30 EMT Course on Tuesday, September 25, at 7 pm in Hopkins 002.  Sign-up for the event on Handshake.

Class of ’71 “How’d You Get There”

Five alumni from the class of ’71 join us for a “How’d You Get There” with a focus on healthcare careers in international settings (Africa and Asia) on Friday, September 28, at 12-1pm. There will be a presentation, followed by Q&A and time to speak with the alumni after the event. Pizza and drinks will be provided! Sign-up for the event on Handshake.

The Department of Bioethics Fellowship Opportunities

The Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and post-baccalaureate fellowships.
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 Meet With Your Advisor

For answers to your general questions about Science and Health Professions advising, email [email protected]
Barbara Fuller, Director of Science & Health Professions Advising

Set up an appointment with Barbara in Handshake.

  • Appointment calendar is open one week at a time for scheduling.
  • Choose the appointment type beginning “Health Professions/Science…”
Allisa Miller, Science & Health Professions Coordinator

Email Allisa for questions regarding general scheduling, premedical requirements, and application questions as it pertains to the current cycle.

Email Allisa