Health Sciences

From semester-long research opportunities, to real-world EMT experience, Colgate is an ideal incubator for health science professionals.

Expert Advising

Students interested in medical school, dental school, or veterinary school begin working with Colgate’s Health Science Advising Committee in their first year. The committee is composed of faculty from a variety of disciplines and:

  • Provides information about professional school requirements.
  • Counsels students on selection of undergraduate courses and work experiences.
  • Writes recommendation letters for Colgate students and alumni.

Early Assurance Programs

Colgate has early assurance programs with medical schools at:


Colgate has an early assurance Physical Therapy agreement with:


Beyond the Classroom

In addition to top-tier academics, get experience in real-world health and medical settings with some of these opportunities:

More than 25 area healthy care providers participate in this program which allows students to shadow professionals in family practice, radiology, ophthalmology, emergency medicine, osteopathic medicine, orthopedic surgery, dentistry, nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy and veterinary science.

Train as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Madison County Ambulance Corps, the Madison Fire Department Ambulance Corps, or the Hamilton Fire Department.

Summer Funding 

Colgate and its generous alumni and parent donors offer grants to support the living costs and supplemental expenses of students who pursue unpaid and underpaid summer experiences.

John A. Golden ’66 Endowed Fellowship
Funding is available for highly qualified students interested in pursuing a career in human medicine through a summer internship or research position.

Jim P. Manzi '73 Endowed Fellowship
In-depth, paid service-based internship opportunities with Colgate-approved non-profit organizations in the greater Boston area.

Tap the Alumni Network

Colgate alumni in health fields are passionate about assisting and guiding current students. Just some of the ways they help:

One of Colgate’s 10 professional networks, the health and wellness network connects alumni from related fields and provides dynamic career networking opportunities long after graduation. With regular get togethers across the country, the network also works to foster internship opportunities for current students, and to provide onramps for future employment.

Alumni and other health care practitioners travel to campus to share their experiences about solo and group medical practices and working for hospitals or health maintenance organizations. The event exposes students to all facets of a career in health care.

Spend a Semester at the Bethesda Biomedical Research study group

A unique experience for Colgate students studying the biomedical sciences.

Semester-long Research Immersion

Students on the Bethesda Biomedical Research study group spend an entire semester, roughly 30 hours per week, conducting research in some of the world's most dynamic laboratories.

A Faculty-led Experience

Students on the program receive instruction and advising from a full-time Colgate faculty member embedded in the program.

Learn More About the Bethesda Biomedical Research Program

Want to Learn More?

For more information about Colgate’s support for careers in health sciences, contact Professor Julie Chanatry at