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Top 5 reasons to study at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Are you ready to get a head start in the health sciences sector?

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston, US has the faculty and courses to transform this generation of health professionals into leaders in their fields. You could be next with an advanced degree from its School of Health Professions, School of Nursing or School of Pharmacy.

Bouvé College graduates are changing the paradigm of health care— to study here is to reach the next level of your career.

Here are the top five reasons why you should invest your talents in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences:

1. You’ll advance your knowledge with cutting-edge academics

According to Dean of Bouvé College of Health Sciences Dr Carmen Sceppa, the collaboration between staff and students is key to developing practical and proactive solutions to global health challenges.

“For instance, we have a nurse working with an engineer developing a device to help nurses administer medications quickly and accurately. We also have a public health professional working with someone in computer science, creating predictive analytics for public health problems,” said Sceppa.

In addition, all three Schools pair academic excellence with experiential models of learning. This dynamic combination helps you to develop new skills in the fields of health and patient wellbeing.

Before applying to the College, you’ll also get to choose from a broad range of academic programs that align with your career goals in the health industry. An education at Bouvé is an investment in your future self. 

2. You’ll learn from industry-leading professors, clinicians and researchers

At the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, you’ll have access to a multitude of professional opportunities – tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.

Right from the start, the College configures a plan to help you reach them, whether that be through experiential co-op or clinical practicums.

“At Northeastern, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to be involved,” said Melissa Gallo ’21.

Gallo, like many of the students you will meet at Bouvé, is active in and out of the classroom. Currently, she’s part of professional pharmacy organizations including the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and is working on an antibiotic awareness event for the local community.

Gallo said, “I feel like Bouvé is really good at preparing us for a clinical path or a community path for pharmacy and research. There are also a number of professional electives available for students, from healthcare leadership to oncology. I’ve taken five so far!”

Students may also gain industry experience while on co-op at one of Boston’s world-renowned hospitals, conducting original research alongside professors and industrial partners, or working at one of hundreds of healthcare sites around the globe.

“Students have the opportunity to learn from faculty who are lawyers, who are clinicians, who are policy makers, and other disciplines that influence the health of individuals families and communities,” said Shan Mohammed, clinical professor in the department of health sciences.

3. You’ll discover real-world research that impacts the global health sector

Highly-cited researchers at Bouvé College of Health Sciences break down the boundaries between classroom and society.

At Bouvé, professors encourage you to contribute to interdisciplinary, real-world research projects while studying.

As Sceppa said, “We understand and work on drug discovery, just as much as we try to develop policies and guidelines for health promotion and everything in between.”

Embark on a capstone research project in Ecuador as physical therapy student Maura Eaton did with her peers.

Or, go to the frontline of the US opioid crisis like Northeastern alum Lauren Ansong. Your research possibilities are endless. 

4. Your career goals come first

International student Binja Basimike grew up in Africa and Europe, where she had a “front-row seat” in discussions about global health issues. With this exposure, she could see that Bouvé College at Northeastern University is at the “epicenter of healthcare”. Basimike chose to pursue her studies in health technology, a fruitful and significant step in her journey. She now holds a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Northeastern University, landing a position at Synthesis Health Systems in Boston.

“My job still involves improving access to health care, I’m just doing it through technology,” said Basimike.

“Everything I talk about on a daily basis mirrors what we discussed in class and the research we did in the MPH program: access, cost, and quality of care.”

5. You’ll be living in a hub for healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotech development

Boston is filled with research hospitals, healthcare startups, and community-based settings where faculty and students work together. Incredible opportunities for working professionals both in the classroom, and with public health leaders: volunteer at hospitals, find a co-op at one of the many local agencies and expand your network.

“Learning in Boston creates a unique opportunity within the College for students to explore, experience and apply,” said Sceppa.

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In this barrier-breaking city that is rich in history, you’ll find a thriving arts, culture and music scene.

Discover amazing new creative outlets, expanding your horizons. Taste some of the freshest seafood in the US and develop your career all at the same place. At Bouvé College of Health Sciences, you can do all…more.

Ready to advance your professional and personal ambitions at a highly respected research university in one of the most sought-after health care centres? Find out more here.

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Enhance your degree. Expand your career opportunities. Use your knowledge to change the world.

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