Health Professions Advising

Health Professions Advising

Lin Aanonsen
O.T. Walter Professor of Biology
Director of Health Professions Advising

Patty Byrne Pfalz
Administrative Assistant


If you are interested in pursuing a career in the health professions, there are a number of resources available to you at Macalester College. Visit this site often for events, opportunities and information that will help you plan your college career and beyond. 

In addition, we have a number of faculty members who are dedicated to advising students interested in pursuing careers in health and medicine. These health professions advisors often serve as additional resources to your academic advisor. 

Events and Opportunities

Thursday, September 4, 6:00 PM OlRi100

A Health Professions Information Session will be held at 6:00PM in Olin-Rice Science Center 100.

This information session is for first-year students and anyone else newly interested in pursuing a career in the health professions (medicine, dentistry, nursing, etc.). Professor Lin Aanonsen (director of the Health Professions Advisers group) will present an overview of the courses you should be taking as well as opportunities and experiences you should be aware of related to this career path.  Bring your questions. A light lunch will be available. If you can't make this meeting, email Patty Byrne Pfalz ( to get on the Health Professions mailing list. 

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