Diabetes Education Program

The Office of Medical and Health Programs and the Office of Civic Engagement are partnering with Dr. Karen Gilson, MD to develop a diabetes education program for our area.

Beersheba Clinic Service Day

Sewanee students volunteered at Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic, a non-profit medical facility located in Grundy County. This clinic plays a key role in serving Grundy County, home to the poorest health outcomes in Tennessee. The clinic is currently undergoing an expansion and renovation to include additional units for dentistry, psychiatry, and ultrasounds. Seventeen Sewanee students helped with the renovations. Marq Schieber, C’20, writes about his experience.

Careers in Health & Medicine

Previously called Beyond the Gates, Careers in Health and Medicine is an event for students to meet alumni with careers in health care. This event is for all pre-health students, not just pre-meds!  In addition to an array of physicians, representatives will be present from a variety of health care fields including nursing, dentistry, occupational therapy, and veterinary medicine. Alumni will share information and advice through small group sessions and panels. Following a catered lunch, they will also offer optional practice interviews.

MD or DO?

Licensed physicians in the United States are either Doctors of Medicine (MDs) or Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs). Cortney Booth, C’12 and current student at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, addresses the question of whether to apply to a DO program or an MD program. 

Pre-Health Societies Welcome New Leadership

Congratulations to all the new officers of AED, SHPS, and SMHS!


SMHS Week was packed with events, from the Diversify Health Panel to a gallery walk titled "A Dose of Disparities."  Read about the Sewanee Multicultural Health Society's efforts to promote awareness of health disparities. 

Programs of Study

Welcoming Pre-Health Students

September 12, 2018

From their Welcome Dinner to the What I Wish I Knew Panel, SHPS and SMHS are making sure this year is off to a great start.

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