Health Professions Advising

Bard Health Professions Advising (HPA) provides advice and support for prospective, incoming, and current students, as well as alumni, who are interested in pursuing health professions careers.

What We Do

Bard HPA provides guidance in: 
  • Course selection to fulfill professional school requirements 
  • Career path and alternative career path selection
  • How to obtain relevant research and practical experience related to the profession of interest  
This curricular and cocurricular planning is conducted in collaboration with the student’s academic adviser.

HPA outreach events and small group workshops provide opportunities for students to learn about the various health professions and strategies for preparing for professional school. In addition, HPA provides a committee letter of evaluation in support of applications to professional schools to students who have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and for alumni/ae who are within three years of graduation at the time of application submission.

Course Planning

Bard students select an individually designed path into the health professions depending on their academic interests, major, and career plans.

This course of study prepares them well for medical school and other health professions. Bard students have been accepted into medical and dental school as biology, chemistry, mathematics, psychology, and other majors. 

Once admitted to Bard, there are no formal requirements to pursue a major suitable for the health professions other than the course, Moderation, and Senior Project requirements for the particular major (e.g., biology or chemistry). These can be found in the college catalogue or on the respective program website.
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Contact Us

Bard Health Professions Adviser 
Frank M. Scalzo, PhD
Office: Preston Hall, Room 101
Phone: 845-758-7222