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


Saturday, November 15, 9:00-Noon, Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
RSVP HPSC Young Alumni Panel

The Health Professionals Student Coalition is hosting a panel comprised of recent Macalester alums. Dress code is business casual; space is limited, RSVP soon. They are currently applying to or studying in medical and/or graduate school, or working in a healthcare profession. Participating panelists include:

Graham Brown '12
Lauren MacNeill '14
Audrey Mills '12
Nathan Scheiner '13
Linnea Swanson '14

Meet with Megan Barrett, Associate Director of Admissions for The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Monday, October 27, noon-1:00, Olin Rice 205

Please RSVP to Lin Aanonsen at by Friday, October 24 for this event.   Lunch will be served!

Health Professions Alumni

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