Healthcare Careers Program

Healthcare Careers Program

Program Overview

Barnard Healthcare Careers Program is a full-day program for Barnard students of all years interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare Industry.  Absolutely no prior experience required--only curiosity and an interest in learning more about various sectors within healthcare whether it be medical, allied health, research or public health. This program also includes a Shadowing Day, a Site Visit at a hospital and connections to Volunteer Opportunities. 

This is an excellent opportunity for students to strengthen their knowledge of various healthcare practices, gain confidence, network with alumnae in the industry, and prepare for the application and interview process. Participation in this program will bolster one's chances of receiving a shadowing, volunteer or internship opportunity in the industry.

Barnard Healthcare Careers Program will:

  • Help you develop an understanding of different aspects of the Healthcare Industry from an insiders perspective: learn about what these professionals do on a daily basis and gain insight into what the challenges and successes are in their industries. 
  •  Gain concrete tips and skills to improve applications for internships/fellowships/applications. 
  • Connect you with volunteer, shadowing and site visit opportunities within your healthcare industry of choice- depending on program availability. 
  • Give you an opportunity to meet and network with alumnae from various parts of the industry who are excited to share their stories with you and give you advice!

Application Requirements

Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Current Barnard student 
  • Interest in some aspect of the healthcare industry or curiosity about learning more

Program Dates, Application Process & Deadlines

The program requires a firm commitment, Friday November 8th from 9am-2pm for the onsite campus event as well as Friday November 15th for off-site shadowing/volunteering. Please do not apply unless you can guarantee your attendance for the entire on campus day. No exceptions will be made.

In addition, you are asked to participate in site visits and shadowing opportunities.  Dates for the site visits will be provided after the onsite program. 

Application Deadline: Stay tuned! Check back on this site soon for updated information.

Selected Students Notified:  Stay tuned! Check back on this site soon for updated information.


Topical Overview and Agenda

  • Registration 

  • Breakfast Panel: Medical Careers with alumnae panelists from various medical backgrounds including- Pediatrics, Dentistry, Psychiatry, Cardiology and Ambulatory Care

  • Breakout Sessions 

  • Lunch Panel: Allied Health Professions with alumnae panelists from various allied health professions including- Nutrition, Nursing, Midwifery, Physical Therapy and Embryology 

  • Resumes and Cover Letters

  • How to find shadowing, internship and volunteer opportunities 

  • Informal networking 


1. Successful completion of the program includes but is not limited to:

  • Attending all day of onsite program 

  • Attending site visits, shadowing and volunteer opportunities 

2.  Be prompt for onsite and offsite programs 

3.  Actively engage in program, attend breakout sessions

4.  Adhere to all instructions and deadlines associated with the training.

5.  Maintain professionalism in interactions with alumnae, BCD staff and peers.

6.  Respond to post-program surveys and follow-up.


Questions? Please contact Barnard Career Development at