If you're planning to enter a health profession, you'll need a lot more than strong academics. At Elmhurst, you'll find plenty of opportunities to get real-world experience, conduct relevant research and much more.
Seminars and Workshops
Each year, the Russell G. Weigand Center for Professional Excellence brings in a variety of professionals and alumni to lead workshops and speak on a number of different topics. One week you might attend a lecture on ethics presented by a leading medical ethicist, and the next, you might participate in a workshop on preparing your application for professional school. We also hold a Health Professions Fair, which is an outstanding opportunity to meet representatives of top-level professional schools and other health-related organizations.
Elmhurst offers plenty of opportunities to gather real-world knowledge. You'll have health care related experiences at some of the nation's leading hospitals, laboratories and organizations, and you'll have extensive shadowing opportunities. For example:
Elmhurst College offers plenty of opportunities to participate in faculty research—and design your own projects.
Some examples of recent projects:
Elmhurst students also are regularly involved in summer laboratory research programs on campus and at local research labs or medical facilities.
Clubs & Organizations
Elmhurst sponsors chapters of several organizations and honorary societies geared toward students pursuing health fields. Some examples are: