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Are you dedicated to battling the world of disease and illness, educating and protecting the public and committed to helping others with their physical, mental or emotional well-being? If you answered yes, then Medical Marvels is THE learning community for you!

As a team we will explore the diverse area of healthcare found through the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS).  You will learn first-hand from alumni, current practitioners, faculty and staff about varied career opportunities, hot topics in healthcare, and gain skill certifications; ultimately helping you forge a strong path for current and future success. The goal is for each member of our team to elevate their skills in communication, leadership, idea exchange, self-confidence and sufficiency. 

Whether you want to wear a lab coat or scrubs, carry a stethoscope or kinesio tape, work daily in a hospital, private office or laboratory winning the healthcare battle will take all members of the healthcare community.

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  • First-time beginning students in any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences
  • First-time beginning students in Exploratory Studies

Residential Component

  • Required. The location of learning community housing will be determined based on the incoming size and needs of the learning community. 
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community. Once a housing contract is completed, you will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. Applications received by the priority deadline will be considered first. 
  • If you want to be placed with a preferred roommate and be admitted to a learning community with a required residential component, both you and your roommate must apply (and be accepted) to the same learning community. Students admitted to learning communities with a required residential component cannot be paired with students admitted to learning communities with an optional residential component
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  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying to a learning community. If you have questions about housing, contact University Residences ( at


Full Academic Year

Associated Classes


  • HSCI 19000: Special Topics


  • HSCI 13100: Introduction to Medical Terminology

Events and Activities Included:

  • A Day in the Life Career Panel
  • Health Care Campus/Facility behind the Scenes Tours
  • Pre-Professional Advising Office Tips & Tricks
  • Healthcare and the Media Nights
  • International Surgical Science Museum trip
  • Sunday group dinners (with special guests)
  • Certification in mental health first aid and QPR
  • Social events (Exploration Acres, Wolf Park, etc.)
  • Movie Nights
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Community Service Project (Medical Marvels Blood Drive)

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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