Welcome to the Middlebury College Office of Health Professions.

Our office offers a number of opportunities for you to prepare for a career in health professions. Our advisors are here to guide you and provide you with info sessions, opportunities, internships, and workshops to help you explore your options. We hope this website, along with our BLOG will help support Middlebury students and alumni in their application to professional school.


All Middlebury students and alumni interested in Health Professions and STEM may schedule an appointment at any time regarding academic planning, internships and professional school applications with our Health Professions Advisors or the science faculty or their academic advisors. During orientation, first-year students will have an opportunity to meet with the Health Professions advisors at the Acadmic Forum. We advise students interested in Health Professions to join our mailing list for access to our newsletter, blog and coming events. The Office of Health Professions highly recommends that students explore their interests in greater depth by finding opportunities for community service and engaging in internships.

In addition to advising, the Middlebury College Office of Health Professions assists any student or alumni who is seeking admission to a program in the health professions. Each year 50-60 students go through our committee process and request committee letters as well as work closely with their Health Professions Advisor throughout the application process.

Welcome Class of 2018!

Join us at the First-Year/Sophomore Health Professions Fall Information Meeting on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm in BiHall 104.

Fall 2014 Hours

Scheduling is now available ONLINE!

Juniors and Seniors meet with Mrs. Wickland (Unless your question is related to your CURRENT schedule, our preference is for students to attend the Junior/Senior Fall Information Session on Tuesday, September 30th at 6:30 pm in BiHall 104 before meeting with Mrs. Wickland):

  • Mondays 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 am
  • Thursdays 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Fridays- QUICK QUESTIONS (just drop in) 10:00 am-noon

Schedule an appointment with Mrs. Wickland.

First-Years and Sophomores meet with Mary Lothrop (Unless your question is related to your CURRENT schedule, our preference is for students to attend the First-Year/Sophomore Fall Information Session on Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30 pm in BiHall 104 before meeting with Mary):

  • Mondays 8:30-11:30 am
  • Tuesdays 12:30-3:30 pm
  • Thursdays 8:30-11:30 am
  • Fridays-10:00 am-1:00 pm

Schedule an appointment with Mary Lothrop.

Arlinda A. Wickland, Director, Health Professions
ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 111

Mary Lothrop, Assistant Director, Health Professions & STEM Advisor, Health Professions Committee Co-Chair 2014-2015
ext 5077 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 112

Nicole Veilleux, Administrative Coordinator
ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 102

Professor Roger Sandwick, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Health Professions Committee Co-Chair
ext 3496 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 451

Exploring Health Professions


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During your time as an undergraduate, you will want to gain clinical experience and you may want to: work in your chosen field during the summer, work in a lab, work internationally, explore global health policy, or have an opportunity to learn about options in the health professions. The Office of Health Professions at CCI has information to help you begin your search.

Pre-Health Opportunities & Resources

Online Research–check out our resources page for some great links or download a printable version here Health Professions Handbook, Part I.

On Campus Programs– join our mailing list to receive our newsletter with reminders to attend info sessions, panel discussions, and presentations.

Network-talk with family and friends, friends of your parents, your own health care practitioner, dentist or vet.

You can also connect with Midd Alumna(e) via MiddNet.

Volunteer-research your summer and academic year options for volunteer work. The Community Engagement Office has some great resources.

Job Shadowing-work with your local practitioner, talk to one of the HP advisors, apply for the Porter Internship during J-Term.

Internships-explore all possible options; even part-time unpaid internships can be of great value. Information on internships is available here or make an appointment with one of the Health Professions advisors for assistance in your search. Consider academic-year as well as summer options. 

Other Links-



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If you are interested in becoming a medical practitioner in allopathic medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, veterinary medicine, or in allied health fields, here are steps to get you started:
  • We recommend that all health professions students review the Health Professions Handbook, Part I. The handbook is updated each year and Part I is for students interested in learning more about Health Professions in general (usually first-years and sophomores.)
  • Meet with the health professions advisor in CCI: see the schedule and phone number in the right-hand column.  Design a curricular program tailored to your individual interests.
  • Attend information meetings: Gain an overview of prerequisites for admission to health-profession schools; learn how to become a competitive candidate; discover the ins and outs of the application process.
  • Begin to work on your networking skills to connect with people who can help you create or find your own internship, or who can offer career advice. A great networking resource is MiddNet. Use it to connect with Middlebury alumni who can give you important career information and advice.
  • Use the links above in the Research section re: summer and international opportunities.
  • Learn what you can about the MCAT. Through the year we will post about MCAT study workshops and other resources available  to help you prepare for the MCAT.
  • Learn about your Gap Year options.
  • Read the Health Professions blog: Find leads on opportunities for relevant experience; keep abreast of pertinent lectures and presentations; learn what fellow premeds are up to.
  • Join the Pre-Medical Society. There is a handful of other student organizations with a focus on health professions listed here.
  • Additional resources:
    AAMC Med School Site
    Medical School Comparison


Profiles | Beyond the Classroom

Ashton Lehmann '09 (on left) doing a pelvic-exam tutorial at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, during her T. Ragan Ryan Summer Fellowship. Ashton now attends Harvard Medical School.