Pre-Health Overview Sessions

Please read the following message from the Pre-Health Professions blog:

Pre-Health Overview Sessions

Are you considering a career in the health profession? Do you have questions about being a pre-health student and want to learn more? Interested in learning about the resources and advising support our office provides? Whether you are a first year or a senior, it’s never too late to start exploring the health professions.

Come to a Pre-Health Overview Session to learn about what it means to be pre-health at Barnard College. These small group sessions will serve to provide you with an overview of:

  • Academic Preparation
  • Gaining Clinical, Research and Community Service Experience
  • Letters of Recommendation and Evaluation
  • Resources and more!
Upcoming Sessions:
February 18th: 12:00-1:00pm
February 25th: 3:00-4:00pm
March 2nd: 4:30-5:30pm
All sessions will take place in the Deans Office Conference Room, Milbank 105 (check in at the front desk)

Pre-Health Overview Sessions will be held throughout the year. To sign up for a session, please click here. These sessions are intended to serve as your “first” pre-health advising appointment. We ask that you attend an overview session prior to scheduling an individual advising appointment with Dean Cohen, Associate Dean for Pre-Health Professions Advising.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out this blog frequently for upcoming events, opportunities, and important announcements.

We look forward to supporting you on your path to pursuing a career in the health professions!


Sign up for Relay for Life

relay for life

Hi everyone!  This year, Barnard Network of Pre-Medical Students will be participating in Relay for Life for the second time.  Relay for Life is an amazing fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, and this year, it’s happening all day on Columbia’s Low Steps on April 9th.  There will be many other teams present, with activities at each of their booths.  This year, we plan on having a booth at Relay for Life that will include getting henna tattoos and selling treats!  Our goal for fundraising this year is $500 and we hope that we can reach that goal.  All proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society.  As pre-health students, most, if not all of you, know someone who has been affected by cancer.  It’s important that we contribute to fundraising efforts as this will greatly benefit everyone who has been affected by cancer.

If you would like to become more involved, please sign up for our team “Barnard Network of Pre-Medical Students” at this website:  Registration fee to sign up for a team right now is $10, but this $10 will be put to good use by the American Cancer Society.  If you sign up to be on our team, you do not necessarily have to come to Relay for Life; your signing up is already great support for us.  But we’d love to see all your faces at our booth on April 9th!  If you choose to not sign up, you can still come to our booth and get a henna tattoo or purchase a treat.  One thing to keep in mind: registration fees will increase as we approach the date of Relay for Life.  So while the fee is $10 right now, it may go up later.

We thank you all for your support and we look forward to seeing all your faces at Relay for Life!  If you have any questions, please contact our Relay for Life Team Captain, Vivian Mao (


Barnard Network of Pre-Medical Students