The Institute for Health Studies seeks opportunities to educate students and faculty in developments in the health care industry.
A recent example is the course Survey of Health Professions. Students enrolled in the course welcome guest speakers from many health professions, read current books addressing health care issues, and prepare their own career plans.
Throughout the year, the Institute conducts short workshops directed at preparing students for futures in health care.
Adrian seniors or alumni who have recently completed the complex application process required to enter medical or other professional school may visit to discuss their experiences. Other workshops may address the role of experiential learning and how to go about securing internships or shadowing experiences. Students who are juniors and entering the application phase may prefer to attend an overview of the steps in preparing a first rate application, or attend practice interview sessions.
Plans are also underway for guest speakers from the life sciences, and multi-disciplinary seminars developed around current issues in health care. The lecture series "Health Care's Leading Edge" brings experts to campus each year.