Health Professions Advising

The College of Charleston offers excellent preparation for careers in the health professions and provides students the opportunity to explore a wide range of career interests and receive the preparation required to be competitive applicants to professional schools throughout the country.
College of Charleston students can prepare for careers in:
In addition to a strong liberal arts curriculum, all of the Departments in the School of Science and Mathematics have been awarded the Commendation For Excellence from the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education (CHE). This achievement is unsurpassed in the state and signifies that the CHE has judged the quality of these programs to be exceptionally meritorious.
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Meet the Staff

Karen EippertAs a full-time health professions advisor, Karen Eippert is available to all students interested in entering a healthcare field from the time they arrive on campus through graduation. Each student will also be assigned a central advisor and an academic advisor to assist as they choose the right major, register for coursework, participate in shadowing/volunteer experiences, prepare for standardized tests, research various professional schools, and successfully navigate the application process to professional schools.

Hello, my name is Haleigh Ferro and I’m a Senior here at the College! I’m a Molecular Biology major with a Spanish minor, and I plan on attendingmedical school to work in Emergency Medicine after graduation. I’m also a Classroom mentor with Charleston Hope, working in a research lab at MUSC, a member of the Pre-Health Honor Society (Alpha Epsilon Delta), and a member of College of Charleston EMS! In my free time I love to do yoga and explore Charleston (especially trying all of the delicious food). I love working with students who are also excited about a future in medicine, and I can’t wait to get to know you guys!

Hey guys! My name is Vernon Kennedy Jr, and I’m a junior Molecular Biology major from Winnsboro, SC. Following graduation, I plan to pursue a career as a physician-scientist. Outside of being a Pre-Health Mentor, I’m a member of Student Ambassadors, Charleston 40, SCAMP and I sing with with College of Charleston Gospel Choir! I enjoy science (of course!), helping others achieve their goals and creamed corn! I hope to see you soon!
Hello everyone, I’m so happy to be one of your peer mentors. My name is Sarah Wilkins, and I am a biology major and Spanish minor from Myrtle Beach, SC. I intend to go into plant biology research with a focus in sustainable GMOs following graduation. I wear many different hats, and if I am not peer mentoring, you can find me either in the lab or holding Supplemental Instruction sessions for general chemistry. Come talk to me about your dreams, plants, or anything in between!!
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