Pre-Medical and Health Professions Advisory Program
With continuous advances and innovations in medical science and technology, the health fields offer exciting career opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects significant growth in certain segments of health professions including scientific research, management, technical consulting, and mental health practitioners.
If you’re interested in becoming a doctor, dentist, researcher, diagnostician, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant or health consultant, or if you want to pursue a career in dentistry or veterinary medicine, Bryant can prepare you for post-graduate education, including medical school. Our knowledgeable professors have the experience and networks to guide you through the application process for medical, professional, and/or graduate school medical school.
Bryant offers courses in many areas of health, medicine, and science. Classes such as anatomy and physiology, microbiology, genetics, biotechnology, histology, immunology, pharmaceutical science, and global health challenges cover topics of concern to health professionals. With an emphasis on laboratory research and a flexible curriculum, Bryant's Pre-Medical and Health Professions Advisory Program is a strong choice for those who wish to embark on a career in a medical field. A new program to train physician assistants adds an opportunity for post-graduate study.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
Bryant’s high-quality facilities and instrumentation will enhance your awareness of workplace settings and prepare you for advanced research studies. With more than 500 hospitals and medical, dental, mental health, and veterinary centers and clinics within a 50-mile radius of Bryant’s campus, students in the Pre-Medical and Health Professions Advisory Program are well positioned to take advantage of internship and career opportunities. Whether you volunteer in a nearby hospital or shadow a doctor on rounds in the emergency room, you will gain real-world experience that will impress medical school admission counselors. If you choose to pursue a career in the administrative side of medicine, you will have the background to confidently make decisions that affect all facets of a medical center.
Pre-medical and health professions advisory program faculty
Science and Technology faculty have diverse backgrounds in the multidisciplinary fields of biology and chemistry, with special expertise in pharmaceutical science, immunology, biochemistry, protistology, biotechnology, bioimaging, GIS applications, biological modeling, and neurobiology. In addition to providing innovative classroom and laboratory teaching, faculty are committed to working one-on-one with students through collaborative research and individual tutoring.
Christina Nadolny ‘13
Path: URI graduate school, Ph.D. candidate in pharmaceutical sciences
Working with the latest technology in the lab at Bryant provided "hands-on experience that you [can’t] get at a lot of other undergraduate schools,” says Nadolny. She spent last summer working with Professor Christopher Reid, Ph.D., looking at the effect of inhibitors on different gram-positive and gram-negative organisms with the goal of finding a new target for antibiotics. “What sets Bryant apart,” she says, is the integration of business with the arts and sciences. “It makes you very well rounded so that you understand how to relate to people, how to interact with people. That’s not something that you could get at other schools.”