Prehealth Student Organizations

The Bryn Mawr tradition of self-governance promotes students as leaders for extracurricular activities and organizations and this is evident in the prehealth community. Undergraduates direct several organizations related to the health professions. In recent years prehealth students have been instrumental in organizing volunteers for hospice programs and visitors for nursing home residents and inpatient hospital units. Visit Student Activities to view current student groups.

Pre-Health Society

The Pre-Health Society is for all students interested in careers in the health professions. In recent years, Pre-Health Society activities have included student panels to discuss summer internships, fundraisers for the American Cancer Society and talks by outside speakers who work in health care. There is no official procedure for joining the Pre-Health Society; if the organization plans an event that interests you, you are welcome to participate. The Pre-Health Society announces their events over the Pre-Health Listserv so be sure to sign up for these email announcements.

Health Interest Programming (HIP)

The Health Professions Advising Office supports undergraduate and postbac premed students who collaborate to develop programming related to healthcare. This provides a great opportunity for prehealth students on campus to get together and share perspectives and expertise. Examples of recent HIP programming include: hosting speakers or panel discussions on campus, viewing movies or documentaries, organizing brown bag discussions on compelling topics, and sponsoring experiential workshops (e.g., a hike to learn wilderness first aid techniques).

2017-18 HIP Topics

  • Addiction and Substance Abuse

  • Bioethics

  • Emergency and Wilderness Medicine

  • Global Health

  • Health Disparities/Social Determinants of Health

  • Health Industry and Policy

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine

  • Psychiatry/Mental Health

  • Sports Medicine/Orthopedics

  • Surgery

  • Women's Health

Contact Us

Health Professions Advising Office

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