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.

THANC Foundation Research Associate 2019 

The THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting research and education in the early detection and treatment of thyroid and head and neck cancer, to advancing new therapies, and to alleviate the suffering and functional impairment of patients who undergo treatment.  Application deadline is February 1, 2019.  Click here to learn more!


Medical School Online Fair

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.  Click here to learn more!


Harvard Forest Summer Research Program

Apply online and submit the application by February 1, 2019, at 9:00 am.  



MCAT Registration

Attention: The 2019 MCAT Registration will open on October 25, 2018 for the January-June test dates. July-September test dates will open in February 2019.


The NIH 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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Mayo Clinic Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

Click here for more information about the program and for instructions to apply.

 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