Summer Pre-College: Pre-Health

Welcome to the Marist Summer Pre-Health Pre-College program. I am very excited that you are interested in learning more about healthcare and the different ways professionals help to keep their patients healthy. Careers in healthcare are important not only for individuals but for the health and well-being of society as a whole. In this program, we will provide some tools and ideas for you to take with you as you travel down the road towards being a healthcare provider. Additionally, you will have the chance to learn about the history of healthcare and illness while also having the chance to consider and discuss equity in healthcare. I look forward to journeying with you for three weeks on this path toward a healthcare career. 

About Professor Stephens

Professor Stephens started teaching at Marist in 2006 in the chemistry department. In 2012, she took on the role of pre-health advisor. Since then she has been dedicated to both advising students who are planning to go into a health professional’s career and teaching chemistry. Professor Stephens has Masters Degrees in Theology and Biochemistry, and her Doctorate in Education. Her doctoral dissertation focused on how students from underrepresented populations describe their experiences and successes in being accepted to optometry, pharmacy, and medical school.