Science 150, Introduction to Careers in the Health Professions

Science 150 is a one unit course offered druing the fall semester designed to present information on a variety of health professions careers for students to learn about early in their college education. Weekly lectures will be given by members of the local health professions community or admissions directors of health professions schools representing professions such as allopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, genetic counseling, hospital administration, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatry, public health, registered dietitian and veterinary medicine. The course is coordinated by Dr. Joseph Lin, Chair of the SSU Health Professions Advisory Committee.

Fall 2022 Schedule



Aug 26                 

Introductory Meeting

Sep 2

Choosing a Career and Setting Personal Goals

Sept 9

Allopathic Medicine (M.D.)

Sept 16

Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Sept 23

Physician Assistant

Sept 30


Oct 7

Veterinary Medicine

Oct 14

*Podiatric Medicine

Oct 21

Others (Pharmacy, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Optometry, Chiropractic Medicine, CLS, Genetic Counseling)

Oct 28

*Panel Discussion (Pharmacy)

Nov 4

*Panel Discussion (Medicine)

Nov 11

Veterans Day (No Class)

Nov 18

*Panel Discussion (Dentistry)

Nov 25

Thanksgiving (No Class)

Dec 2

*Panel Discussion (Veterinary Medicine)

Dec 9

Putting a Plan Together/Professional Communications

*Indicates outside speakers


Lectures are open to the public.