Pre-Health

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
  • A media library in the Career Education Office consisting of books on fields of medicine, as well as catalogs from medically-related institutions.
  • 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
New in 2015, Hampden-Sydney College and Centra Southside Community Hospital have partnered to bring H-SC 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 by January 29, 2015 to Dr. Kristian Hargadon. Applications will be reviewed and selected students will be notified by mid-February, with a start date of early March.

Student Application (with essay instructions)

Academic Advisor recommendation form

Science Professor recommendation form