Faculty Profiles

Candice Eisenhauer

Candice Eisenhauer

Director of Health Professions

On Faculty since 2015
Meyer Science Center 104


As director of health professions, Candice helps students navigate the intricate processes of prerequisites and professional school applications for Wheaton’s undergraduates and alumni preparing for careers in healthcare. Her conversations with students allow them to see the process clearly and take next steps. She hopes, by the time they graduate, “they’re not so focused on the way they think it has to be or comparing themselves to their fellow students in terms of timing.” She hopes conversations aid students in exploring the many options in healthcare—not just medicine and nursing—and aims to foster awareness of societal health issues. Ultimately, her goal is to walk alongside students through the process of exploring, choosing and applying to graduate health profession programs. She does this by listening, celebrating successes, sitting with disappointments and providing counsel and relevant information. When students say they feel better after a conversation, Candice says that is “incredibly rewarding.”

University of Delaware
M.Ed., Higher Education Administration and Counseling, 2004

University of Delaware
B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Resources, 2002

  • Student Counseling
  • Academic Advising
  • Career Counseling
  • Health Professions Admissions
  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)
  • Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (CAAHP)

Co-author for Subject to Interpretation: Disclosure During the Application Process. In L. Schwartz & R. Ganjoo (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Advising and Developing the Pre-Health Professional Student, 2022.
Link to chapter: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-9617-3.ch011
Chapter aims to inform and support advisors who work with students as they present personal and professional narratives in the application process. The authors examine several case studies and provide both the health professions advisor lens and the admissions lens on what applicants share about their identities through the application process, and how those disclosures may be viewed.

Collaborations between Health Professions Advisors and Admissions Representatives in Illinois, The Advisor, 2014
Illinois has a long standing tradition of bringing together pre-health advisors, admissions representatives, and pre-medical students to discuss what it means to be a competitive applicant and share deeper insights to the process of applying to medical school. In 2014, an event was held that expanded the opportunity to represent not only medical school, but all health professions. The Illinois events have strengthened partnerships between pre-health advisors and admissions representatives. This article discusses the history of Illinois programming, with a focus on the 2014 event, and provides recommendations to those interested in creating similar events.

Professionalism Takes Time: Strategies for Engaging Students, The Advisor, 2010
The article shares many of the suggestions and practices discussed during a session the NAAHP 2010 meeting in Atlanta to encourage professionalism among our students. I believe there are many opportunities to encourage growth in maturity and professional practices, from the time students walk onto campus to the day they leave, as I offer advice, critique and encourage them as they pursue their goals. It is our obligation to engage students in the “teachable moments” that exist in variety of interactions we have with them.

Candice Eisenhauer is a member of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) and was elected to be Secretary for the Central Association of Advisors for Health Professions (CAAHP), a regional organization for advisors from 2019 - 2021. She now serves as the Co-Chair of the 2025 Regional Conference for CAAHP in Indianapolis. While at Wheaton, she created new courses aimed to assist students' exploration of various health professions, understand some of the issues in healthcare and most importantly, discern how to bring their experience together to serve the Lord and others.

In addition to working with students she enjoys catching up with friends over coffee, discovering unique ice cream shops around the country, camping, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.