A female student wearing a surgical mask, holding up a model on which she has practiced making sutures.
Student practices making sutures.

The Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office uses a holistic, individualized approach to support students in their development as future healthcare professionals. We provide guidance and resources to help students interrogate and refine their motivation, and encourage them to develop cultural competency, a global perspective, and an appreciation for the broader social determinants of health. Our mission is to prepare students for a successful application to professional school and a life-long career in the health professions. We will continue to be a national leader by encouraging and supporting students of all backgrounds as they apply to professional school.

In 2008, Dr. Victoria Yorke (B.S. '82, biochemistry) provided an endowed gift in memory of her husband, Dr. John W. Reed. The majority of this gift is dedicated to the John W. Reed Memorial Scholarship, a need-based scholarship for exceptional students in the sciences intent on going to professional schools of medicine or dentistry. Our office was renamed the Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office to recognize their generous support.