Exploring Health Professions

Preparing for a career in the health field is not merely a question of taking the right sequence of courses. It is a process of self-examination and research. There are many faculty and staff at Tufts who can assist you in that process. This website can also get you started on your research and you may want to visit a very helpful website: www.explorehealthcareers.org

Internships and volunteer experiences  in the health field can give you a clearer understanding of the roles various professionals play. Tufts University offers a rich array of health-related programs and institutions. Through them, you may seek out people with whom you can speak. In addition, there is an Alumni Advisory Network in the Career Center Office that can offer you the chance to speak with many other professionals eager to share their experiences. Also take advantage of programs sponsored on campus that address various health issues and professions. Several student groups give you the opportunity to learn as well as play a leadership role.(link here to our student group list)

Our health care system is undergoing some major changes. You, too, will change as you progress through your college years. The choice of a profession is a significant one, and requires serious thought and investigation, as well as preparation. Good luck as you embark on this exciting venture. We are here to help you.
Tufts University offers a rich array of opportunities to pursue graduate study in the health professions. Many of them partner to offer joint degrees. Listed below are schools and programs with links to their home pages as well as their admissions site.

Boston School of Occupational Therapy
http://ase.tufts.edu/bsot/

Admissions
http://ase.tufts.edu/bsot/application.htm

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
http://vet.tufts.edu/

Admissions
http://www.tufts.edu/vet/admissions/

Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
http://nutrition.tufts.edu/

Admissions
http://nutrition.tufts.edu/admissions

Health Communications Program
http://publichealth.tufts.edu/Academics/MS-Health-Communication-Microsite

Admissions
http://publichealth.tufts.edu/Admissions/Apply-to-PHPD-Programs/MS-in-Health-Communication

Pain Research, Education and Policy Program (PREP)
http://publichealth.tufts.edu/Academics/MS-Pain-Research-Education-and-Policy

Admissions
http://publichealth.tufts.edu/Admissions/Apply-to-PHPD-Programs

Physician Assistant Program
http://publichealth.tufts.edu/Academics/Physician-Assistant-Program

Admissions
http://publichealth.tufts.edu/Admissions/Apply-to-PHPD-Programs/Physician-Assistant-Program

Program in Public Health
http://publichealth.tufts.edu/

Admissions
http://publichealth.tufts.edu/Admissions.aspx

Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
http://sackler.tufts.edu/

Admissions
http://sackler.tufts.edu/Admissions.aspx

School of Dental Medicine
http://dental.tufts.edu/

Admissions
http://dental.tufts.edu/admissions/

School of Medicine
http://medicine.tufts.edu/

Admissions
http://md.tufts.edu/Admissions.aspx

  Health Professions Advising, Dowling Hall, Medford, MA, 02155  |  Tel: (617) 627-2000