The Hampden-Sydney Pre-Health Society serves as a support group for students interested in all areas of the medical/health professions: allopathic, traditional, and osteopathic medicine, dentistry, orthodontics, optometry, pharmacology, podiatry, nursing, emergency medical services, veterinary, physical therapy, and health education.

What does the Pre-Health Society offer students?

  • A prep class for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is offered each year
  • Up-to-date MCAT study books from Kaplan in the Career Education Office.
  • Lectures are organized on topics related to the interests for Pre-Health students.
  • A better sense of communication between the students, professors, and Pre-Health advisors.

H-SC/Centra Rotational Shadowing Program
In 2015, Hampden-Sydney College and Centra Southside Community Hospital partnered to bring Hampden-Sydney pre-health students the opportunity to explore the many different careers in medicine.

Selected students will shadow physicians in the following departments:

  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Group
  • Emergency Department
  • ICU
  • Gastrointestinal
  • OB
  • Radiology
  • Pharmacy

Students submit an application, essays, and two letters of reference, to be reviewed by a committee and selected for the program.
Applications, as well as reference letters, are due no later than 5pm ON October 3, 2016 to Dr. Kristian Hargadon. Applications will be reviewed and selected students will be notified soon thereafter.

Student Application (with essay instructions)

Academic Advisor Recommendation form

Science Professor Recommendation form