Each year, the Health Professions Advising Office organizes or co-sponsors a diverse array of lively and informative events and workshops on campus. We also support the Health Information Programming (HIP) Events, which are organized by undergraduates and Postbac students who respond to our annual "Call for Proposals."

Typically, we announce events through the Prehealth List Serv and the Postbac List Serv as well as through the Daily Digest and through other channels.  

Please join us for our next event:


"A Conversation with Dr. Rita Charon": Narrative Medicine and Personal Creative Processes in Clinical Practice

Date/Time:               Wed., March 27, 2024 from 6 - 7 pm ET

Location:                  Hybrid event: Park Science Room 180 or via Zoom. (registration link)

Topics will include:

  • How understanding medicine as work that happens in and through stories allows physicians to reapproach patient interactions and build trust with patients
  • How future clinicians' creative practices, from writing to art to body movement, could nourish our work in medicine
  • How narrative medicine helps foster cultural humility among healthcare providers and builds frameworks for fighting for health justice

This event was organized by a team of Bryn Mawr Postbac Premedical Students and supported by the Health Professions Advising Office.


Selected list of programs sponsored by the Health Professions Advising Office in recent years:

  • Info session about Bryn Mawr 4 + 1 partnership programs: Master of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania and master’s degrees in public health with Boston University School of Public Health Select Scholars Program.
  • Info Session about new Bryn Mawr Partnership with Johns Hopkins University Master’s Entry to Nursing Program. 
  • Financing health professions school: Preparing for costs, with Drexel College of Medicine’s director of financial planning. Resource info and sessions about govt.-sponsored service-obligation programs with program representatives, including the National Health Service Corps.
  • “Curious about MD-PhD?” Lawrence Brass, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs and Director, MSTP Program, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. MD-PhD Week: “Bryn Mawr College Alums Train for and Thrive in Academic Medicine,” featuring Melanie Cree-Green, MD, PhD (BMC ’99), Asst. Prof., University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Nicole Hamagami (BMC ’16), MD PhD candidate, Washington University in St. Louis, Nita Salzman, MD, PhD (BMC ’83), Prof., Medical College of Wisconsin, and Ashton Shaffer (BMC ’11), MD PhD candidate, Johns Hopkins University.
  • “Dentistry & Dental Education,” Assistant Dean for Admissions, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
  • Master of Public Health panel - representatives of Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Yale Schools of Public Health.
  • “Career Paths in Obstetrics and Gynecology,” Hannah Connor, PB Alum and MS4, and DaCarla Albright, MD, Assoc Dean for Student Affairs and Wellness, & Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
  • “Gender Affirming Care for Adolescents and Adults in the Primary Care Setting,” Dane Menkin, CRNP, Main Line Health Divisional Director of LGBTQ Services and “Gender Expansive Clinical Competency.”
  • “Health Disparities in Philadelphia,” Covid-19’s Impact on Philadelphia’s Vulnerable Populations. Janelle Bryan, MPH, CHES.
  • “Identifying and Addressing Social Determinants of Health,” Judith Emmons, MPH, Director of Primary Care at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Phila.
  • “Patient-Centered Care: Navigating Trauma in the Clinic,” Sam Hodgins, WHNP-C, Primary Care Nuse Practitioner, Health Center of Fenway Health, Boston, MA.
  • “Promoting Equitable Care Through Relational Competence,” Horace DeLisser, MD, Associate Dean, Diversity & Inclusion, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Contact Us

Health Professions Advising Office

Canwyll House East
Open year-round, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.