The mission of the Pre Health Association is to provide a network for sharing resources and ideas, to foster preparation of students interested in the health care field, to aid students in understanding issues of the related professions, and to develop a commitment to a lifelong interest in the art of medicine and continual learning. The Association exists as a part of the Society of Healing Arts (SHA), an organization consisting of Georgetown College alumni and friends whose careers are in the health or health-related fields. The Pre Health Association is intended for students interested in being physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physical therapists, and physicians’ assistants, among other possibilities. To accomplish these goals, monthly meetings are held in which a health professional and/or graduate student speaks about their chosen career. We also conduct medical school tours and help host other SHA events.
Members of the PHA must be fully matriculated students of Georgetown College. Officers must be individuals in good academic, social, and financial standing. The faculty advisor is Dr. Tracy Livingston, whose role is to oversee all PHA projects and to aid students in the process of medical school admission.
The Biology Club is open to students interested in biology and environmental science. The club sponsors outings, talks, and movies. Club events have included a get-acquainted fall semester picnic, a talk by a Georgetown College alumna about her career in biology, an outing to find and identify fungi, a showing of An Inconvenient Truth, and a celebratory picnic for graduating seniors (the faculty brings the food!). The faculty advisor is Mark Christensen.
Beta Upsilon is the Georgetown College chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national honor society for biology majors (http://www.tri-beta.org/). Biology majors can qualify for induction into TriBeta if their cumulative GPA in biological sciences courses is 3.0 or greater. Members are eligible to apply for research funding and for funding to attend conferences that include TriBeta sessions, and to publish their research in BIOS (TriBeta’s journal for undergraduate research). The faculty advisor is Mark Christensen..