Pre-health in the News

Image of students celebrating Commencement
Joia Mukherjee of Partners In Health, a global nonprofit dedicated to health care access and human rights, will give the keynote speech at Commencement.
Lynn Morgan, Mary E. Woolley Professor of Anthropology
Lynn Morgan, professor of anthropology, explores Costa Rica’s in vitro fertilization ban and its unintended effects.
Andrea Foulkes, Chair and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
MHC’s Andrea Foulkes was awarded more than $450,000 from the National Institutes of Health to expand data analyses of disease and public health problems.
color coded mice
Mount Holyoke’s Jared Schwartzer has found an unusual use for temporary hair color: It helps him accelerate his research into a possible cause of autism.
Graphic depicting career outcomes
Mount Holyoke College research shows that the keys to successful career advancement are grade point average and internships — the more, the better.
Letters to the Editor
Two students joined the Zika virus discussion in the Boston Globe and the New York Times through a class assignment to write letters to the editor.
Image of Gail Hornstein.
Psychology professor Gail Hornstein will speak about her ground-breaking book, “Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meanings of Madness,” newly
Jailene Rodriguez '20 began her Mount Holyoke career as a high school summer scholar with the Restoration Ecology Program.
Future physician Jailene Rodriguez ’20 gained hands-on lab experience in high school via Mount Holyoke’s Restoration Ecology Summer Scholars Program.
Lynn Morgan standing by tree in front of building
Reproductive politics touch everything, says Lynn Morgan, MHC anthropology professor who has studied the subject extensively in Latin America and Europe.
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As an intern at the National Aquarium in January, Chynna Taylor ’16 worked with a variety of sharks, fishes, and one persistent 500-pound turtle.
Sophomore Institute 2016
Sophomore Institute is a professional conference that offers students networking and other career skills as they begin to explore internships.
Mount Holyoke College professor Kathryn McMenimen
Chemistry Professor Kathryn McMenimen was on the research team that recently revealed a revolutionary possible approach to treating cataracts.
Graphic depicting career outcomes
A Mount Holyoke team’s recent study stressed the benefits of the Lynk internship program and its implications on undergraduate career outcomes.
Mount Holyoke College student Jessica Taylor '17 with Senator Elizabeth Warren
Many Mount Holyoke College students pursue internships in the Pioneer Valley, which offers exciting opportunities.
Mya Wright '21
Growing up, Mya Wright ’21 bounced between homes and weathered a wave of family tragedies. Now at MHC she's considering a pre-med track.
Research by MHC’s Patricia Brennan identifies mating competition as a social influence that inhibits male ruddy duck genital growth.
Erin Mullin, flanked by Jessica Sidman (l) and Maker Space coordinator Shani Mensing '15 (r)
Erin Mullin ’17 adapted and customized code to create a 3-D-printed prosthetic hand that can be made for less than $50 and shared around the world.
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Professor Karen Hollis received the prestigious Comparative Cognition Society Research Award for her contributions to the study of animal learning.
Shanza Noeen and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute
Programs such as DAAD RISE offer internships that give students practical experience in a variety of STEM fields, stipends, and a summer in Germany!