Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hannah Benz to the Middlebury Health Professions Advising Team!

Hannah Benz, M.D. joined the Health Professions Committee in 2012, and in 2014 began working with Arlinda Wickland and Mary Lothrop in the Health Professions/STEM Programs. Trained in Internal Medicine, Hannah has had an unconventional medical career having worked at a major teaching hospital, seen patients at a free health clinic, served as a Town Health Officer, and taught diagnostic skills to first year medical students. She earned an A.B. in Biochemistry at Columbia University, and an M.D. at Harvard Medical School.

Hannah Benz, M.D.

REMINDER: There are TWO meetings scheduled for ALL Health Professions Students:

For juniors and seniors: Tuesday, September 30: The mysteries of applying to professional schools through Middlebury will be deciphered. Join Arlinda Wickland, Director of Health Professions and Mary Lothrop, the Assistant Director of Health Professions & STEM at 6:30 pm in McCardell Bicentennical Hall, Room 104.

For first- and second-year students: Tuesday, October 8: Come meet with Mary Lothrop, Assistant Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising and Arlinda Wickland, Director of Health Professions. All students new to pre-med/health careers track should attend this information session. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Physician Assistant, or other health profession, come learn how a successful application takes more than just good grades in biology. Learn how to explore your interests. Our preference is for students to attend the information session before meeting with Mary Lothrop.

The info session will be at 6:30 pm in McCardell Bicentennical Hall, Room 104.

Middlebury College Health Professions staff and students participated in the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday, May 25th. Participants enjoyed training together and supporting each other on race day. We hope to do additional team-based events in the coming year and hope you’ll join us!

The 2014 HP Marathon Team: Laura Reilly Nelson ’16, Becky Quesnel (CCI Operations Manager), Linnea Burnham ’15,  and Mary Lothrop (Assistant Director, Health Professions & STEM Advising)

Do you have a desire to help to make your community a more just and safe place to live?  Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?  Do you believe that a community can’t be safe until the women and children who live in it are safe?  WomenSafe, an Addison County nonprofit organization, works to prevent, address and end dating, domestic, intimate-partner and sexual violence and we are now accepting applications for our Annual Volunteer Training!  This comprehensive and dynamic training opportunity is scheduled to start on Tuesday September 23rd, and we are encouraging community members to apply now!  Participants will acquire all the tools needed to: provide direct service over WomenSafe’s 24-hour hotline, at court hearings and in the WomenSafe office; work in our Supervised Visitation Program; coordinate public awareness and community outreach events; provide childcare or perform administrative assistance tasks.  Space is limited; for more information or an application packet, call WomenSafe: 388-9180, email: info@womensafe.net or visit the website www.womensafe.net.

The Open Door serves as a free medical clinic serving uninsured and under insured low income individuals in Addison County and provides essential medical care to individuals of many backgrounds. General volunteers for the Open Door Clinic will help with tasks such as intake at their Clinic Nights. Medical Interpreter Volunteers are needed to facilitate communication for the approximately 30% of patients who are Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients.

General Volunteer Training: September 27th 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Bi-Hall Rm. 219

Medical Interpreter Training: September 27th 10:00 – 4:30 p.m. Bi-Hall Rm. 219

Interested? Contact Chris Kokubo, ckokubo@opendoormidd.org, to receive a volunteer application and more information.

Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register now to secure the lowest registration rate: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

Complete conference details can be seen on the 2015 Global Health & Innovation Conference website.

The ADEA GoDental website, launched August 12, features a bold and modern design, intuitive navigation, customized information for students interested in dentistry and dental hygiene, and dedicated resources to support health professions advisors.

ADEA GoDental is an initiative of the American Dental Education Association and provides students considering dentistry or dental hygiene the information and guidance they need to apply to programs, matriculate and eventually fulfill their career goals. ADEA GoDental aspires to reach students from a variety of backgrounds to meet the increasing demands of the dental and dental hygiene workforce. By using and sharing the resources available on the ADEA GoDental website, you can be an active part of the solution to the evolving oral health needs of a diverse society.

Acting upon its mission to Inspire, Inform and Guide, ADEA GoDental will:

  • Inspire students with blog posts by current students, dentists, admissions officers and other key mentors,
  • Inform students about the practice options and specialties available in dentistry and dental hygiene, and
  • Guide students through the application process to prepare them both academically and financially.

Visit www.adea.org/GoDental to explore the new features and learn more about a career in dentistry or dental hygiene. Join the conversation by following ADEA GoDental on social media.

My advising philosophy:

As an advisor, I have the pleasure of helping guide students toward realizing their goals, while also sharing my own experience and insights to hopefully make their journey a little bit easier.

I view the role of an advisor as being equal parts coach and cheerleader.

Come see me if…

you have an interest in health professions and STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math).

…or if you want to chat about your love of cereal, athletics, the outdoors, sports nutrition, or brain teasers. I LOVE brain teasers!

How did you get to Midd, Mary? 

I went to graduate school at Dartmouth and my husband went to UVM, after which we built a house and settled down in Huntington with our 2 kids (Mason (7) and Isla (5 ½)) and our dog Cyrus. I wanted to be able to put my experiences as a student athlete and my background in science and allied health advising to use, so Middlebury was a really great fit for me.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role at Middlebury?

The personal relationships I get to have with students, faculty, staff, and community partners – I love getting to know people’s stories. And I get to come to a beautiful campus each day and work with truly extraordinary people.

What are some of the most interesting or fitting jobs you’ve helped students apply for?

I‘ve gotten to work with students and alumni applying for positions like Apple Genius (what a cool name!), Researcher in the field of Nuclear Medicine, and Intelligence Analyst. That sort of stuff fascinates me.

Wisdom you want all Middlebury students to know, in six words or less:

Always know who your team is.

(We don’t do anything in a vacuum – at least not as well or with as many laughs.)

Always know who your team is.

An anonymous donor is paying for all your expenses to live abroad for a year. You must leave immediately, and packing is not an option. Where do you go, and why?

Honestly, I’d say ‘Thanks for the offer, but I’m right where I want to be.’ (I’m also not very spontaneous).

But if I got to pick somewhere to visit, I think it would probably have to be Scotland: A lot of my ancestors are from there… it’s beautiful with lots of scenery and wildlife… and who could pass up a chance to see ‘Nessie,’ the legendary Loch Ness Monster?!

Your alter ego spends her time as…

a rowing coach or a ‘fixer.’ (I like to find solutions to problems.)

There are TWO meetings scheduled for ALL Health Professions Students:

For juniors and seniors: Tuesday, September 30: The mysteries of applying to professional schools through Middlebury will be deciphered. Join Mary Lothrop, the Assistant Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising and Mrs. Arlinda Wickland, Director of Health Professions at 6:30 pm in McCardell Bicentennical Hall, Room 104.

For first- and second-year students: Tuesday, October 8: Come meet with Mary Lothrop, Assistant Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising. All students new to pre-med/health careers track should attend this information session. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Physician Assistant, or other health profession, come learn how a successful application takes more than just good grades in biology. Learn how to explore your interests. Our preference is for students to attend the information session before meeting with Mary Lothrop.

The info session will be at 6:30 pm in McCardell Bicentennical Hall, Room 104.

Did you notice that over the summer CCI switched over to online scheduling? It will make scheduling easier for students!

Check out the NEW CCI Advisor page and learn more about our Advisors. You will notice that Mary Lothrop is now officially the Assistant Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising. With both Mrs. Wickland and now Mary, we have more appointments then ever before!

To Schedule: You must have a MOJO Profile. If you don’t have one, you can create one here. If you DO have one, please update your profile and click here to log in.

  • Once you have updated your profile, select “Calendar” and then “CCI Advising Appointment” in the top drop-down menu.
  • Select the “Request New Appointment” button at the bottom left.
  • Use the online form and filters to set your conditions, then select “Check Availability” to find open appointments.
  • Select an available appointment, fill out the form, and await your confirmation e-mail.

Juniors and Seniors meet with Mrs. Wickland:

  • Mondays 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 am
  • Thursdays 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Fridays- QUICK QUESTIONS (just drop in) 10:00 am-noon

Schedule an appointment with Mrs. Wickland.

First-Years and Sophomores meet with Mary Lothrop:

  • Mondays 8:30-11:30 am
  • Tuesdays 12:30-3:30 pm
  • Thursdays 8:30-11:30 am
  • Fridays-10:00 am-1:00 pm

Schedule an appointment with Mary Lothrop.

**Remember that when you come in for an appointment, please bring with you (or e-mail as an attachment) a printout of your current BannerWeb Degree Progress Report. To learn where to find it, click here.

  • CCI Health Professions

    Contact Us / Advising

    Arlinda A. Wickland, Director, Health Professions ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 111

    Mary Lothrop, Assistant Director, Health Professions & STEM Advising ext 5077 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 112

    Nicole Veilleux, Administrative Coordinator ext 2455 CCI Offices, Adirondack House 102

    Professor Roger Sandwick, Health Professions Committee Co-Chair ext 3496 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 451