What Is the Institute?
Amy Bell, '14, shadowed multiple physicians at Allegiance Hospital in Jackson. She was supervised by Dr. Dave Komasara, '85.
Chelsea Woodward, '14, shadowed in speech pathology at Allegiance Hospital. She was supervised by Katherine Dorr.
Kimmy Leverenz, '13, participated in the Cancer Research Summer Internship Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor.
Rachel Kohanov, '14, completed a veterinary practicum at the practice of Dr. Jennifer Aschenbrener in Albion.
Robin Redline, '14, and Nikila Peddireddy, '14, completed the Beaumont Hospital Radiology Summer Apprentice Program under the supervision of Dr. Kurt Tech, '80.
The Institute's Marikay Dobbins, R.N., gives a presentation to high school students and their families at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland.
As someone who is interested in the health professions, we think you should consider Albion's Institute for Healthcare Professions. The Institute is here to help assure that you have the best chance of getting into the health professional school of your choice -- and we invite you to apply for membership in the Institute.
As a member of the Institute for Healthcare Professions, you will receive all of the benefits below, at no additional cost during your education at Albion College:
- Quality advising to assure appropriate preparation for professional training;
- Assistance in securing job shadowing, internships, and/or research opportunities;
- Workshops and seminars to help navigate the professional school application process;
- Support for standardized test taking (MCAT, GRE, DAT, etc.);
- Access to health professionals who will serve as mentors;
- Information and statistics on professional schools;
- Access to an extensive resource library maintained by the Institute;
- And many other valuable opportunities and resources
Albion College and the Institute have a proud tradition of students being admitted to the health professional schools of their choice. Let us show you how we can help you achieve your goals.
We believe that you have what it takes -- and encourage you to apply to the Institute
Students generally apply for admission to the Institute as incoming Albion College students, and have a strong academic background with an interest in the healthcare professions.
Students are required to complete the appropriate prerequisite courses for the track(s) to which they are interested. Pre-health students can major in any field and are encouraged to explore the full range of liberal arts course offerings at Albion. We recommend healthcare students take a recommended set of classes to prepare them for a medical career.
The staff of the Institute for Healthcare Professions is available to assist you with any questions or concerns!
If you are an alum in a healthcare profession, the Institute for Healthcare Professions would like to hear from you. Please take the Alumni Survey.
The Institute is located in Olin Hall.
Please use the form below to submit your comments or questions.
Institute for Healthcare Professions
611 East Porter Street
Albion, MI 49224
Faculty and Staff
Dr. Tim Lincoln
Dr. Doug White
Student Research and Service
The Center for Sustainability and the Environment encourages students to engage in original research. At its best, research is a team effort that builds on previous work, supports future work, and is directed toward solving real problems. It is also intellectually stimulating and, in simpler language, just plain fun! The Center has funds to provide stipends to support students who engage in summer research and service projects.
In our Rice Creek Project, the Center for Sustainability and the Environment collaborated with citizens groups and county agencies. Bringing backgrounds from political science, chemistry, biology and geology to the project, over the course of several summers, the students developed a broad understanding of the aquatic system. Several classes and individual faculty and students continue to study the creek an improve our understanding of it.
Another group project is the E-House, a living-learning experience for students interested in the important issue of sustainability. Established in 2005, this typical Midwestern small town house is home to six students who are working to demonstrate how such dwellings can be improved to decrease their environmental footprint. The students in the house are active in reaching out to the community and campus.
Other research efforts have been directed toward developing an ecological inventory of the upper branches of the Kalamazoo River, and using this as a basis for encouraging sustainable uses and practices along this river. This stretch of river is largely groundwater fed, and is one of the cleanest, unspoiled stretches of river in the lower half of Michigan's southern peninsula. Pure research projects will support service projects, such as developing sustainable recreational opportunities and educational programs based using the river.
We also have abundant opportunities for students to work on independent projects on and off campus. Students have worked on campus on projects such as avian ecology and surface chemistry. Another student, with medical as well as environmental interests, completed a research internship on toxicology at Henry Ford Hospital, and others have worked on problems such as coal gasification and mercury contamination at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Biology students have worked with Albion faculty on Ornithology in the College's nature center, Sharks in the Florida Keys, tropical plants in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and marine invertebrates in the Bay of Fundy.
Student research in the Center for Sustainability and the Environment is supported by a campus-wide interest in integrating research into education. Our Albion Foundation for Undergraduate Research provides students with stipends for summer work and funds for supplies, expenses and travel to professional meetings. Additionally, the foundation works with faculty to develop research as a way of teaching. Modest research projects are becoming an integral part of courses at all levels on our campus. Our well-equipped laboratories provide the opportunity to do state of the art research in biology, chemistry, and geology. Our annual Elkin Isaacs Student Research Symposium celebrates student achievement, and many students also present their results off campus at professional meetings.