Alumni Spotlight

Jillian Allan, BASc Health

  • Academic Interests: Science, Public Health, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Post-Graduation: Working with the Canadian Coastguard this summer before I begin Medical School at Dalhousie NB in the fall.
  • Why Health?: I was drawn to the Health program at St.FX because I was interested in pursuing a career in medicine and wanted a well-rounded education that would expose me to all aspects of health. The combination of science and art within the program generated an educational curriculum that was interesting, diverse and challenging. As the first cohorts of the Health program, I am confident that the education that my peers and I have received will help us to improve public health and to be on the forefront of its progression. I would highly recommend this program to students who are considering a future in Health or who are looking to gain exposure into any related field. The Health program at St.FX has enabled me with a solid foundation to succeed in my future endeavours, and I believe that it is truly one of a kind. 
  • Advice to students: The best advice that I could give to future students would be to take advantage of office hours, get to know your peers, and to get involved within the Antigonish community.