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Health Sciences Advising

The Health Science Board has provided this page for students exploring health careers and for those who want to carefully prepare for a specific health career.  There are two ways you can use it:

1.  To prepare for a specific career field  you have chosen.   

First, review the career advising suggestions from the lists below.   Then schedule a meeting with the faculty adviser who specializes in advising for your career field to review the requirements you should meet.  Finally, take these suggestions to your own academic adviser to make decisions about your courses.  

Click on the career fields below for Advising Information and see these faculty to discuss your plans:

  • Dentistry -- See Dr. Sandra Madar --  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  • Genetic Counseling -- Dr. Brad Goodner --  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  • Medicine -- See Dr. Cara Constance --  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

    • NEOMED Medicine program - See Dr. Sandra Madar --   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
  • Pharmacy --  See Dr. Jim Kercher --   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    or Dr. Carol Shreiner --  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  • Physician's Assistant- See Dr. Sandy Madar --  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or Dr. Brad Goodner -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  • Physical Therapy -- See Dr. Tom Koehnle --   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  • Public Health -  watch this space!

  • Veterinary Medicine - See Dr. Matt Hils --   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

2.  To explore additional careers in health professions. 

  • If you are still exploring your career options,  you may want to register for STDV 28000.01, a 1 hr course - CRN 10577 "So You Wanna Be A Health Care Provider?" co-taught be Cara Constance, Associate Professor of Biology and Pre-Med Advisor and Kathryn Craig, Director of Career Development.  This course is designed for sophomores and juniors.  See the Schedule of Classes each fall for details.  
  • Use job shadowing, alumni networking, summer jobs and internships to learn more about the careers below. 

Explore more health professions: bioinformatics, health policy research, health journalism, perfusionist, nurse anesthetist, regulatory policy....

  • Do more career research on these emerging fields:  Health Informatics or Medical Informatics; healthcare administrator, health care program evaluation, gerontology, nursing home administration, wellness managers, dieticians, speech pathologists and many more 

Questions about the GRE, graduate school, job shadowing...? Check out the resources at www.hiram.edu/career or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an appointment with a career advisor.

 

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For advising and more information, please contact:

Christopher Ryan, Associate Professor and Department Chair

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