When it’s time to begin looking at medical schools or to pursue a professional degree in fields such as dentistry, pharmacy, PA, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, podiatry or optometry, you’ll be ready. As a pre-health student, you’ll receive expert guidance from our dedicated director of pre-health advising, Ms. Anna Gilmore, who provides a wide variety of programming and one-on-one advisement to help you to identify and pursue clinical exposure, research and volunteer experiences. In the increasingly competitive world of medical school admissions, strategically working with a pre-health advisor is critical to your success.

Ms. Gilmore, Director of Pre-Health Advising, provides one-on-one advising to current undergraduate students and recent alumni (within three years of completion of undergraduate degree) who are considering, preparing to apply, or actively applying to doctoral degrees in medicine and healthcare as follows:

  • MD (Allopathic Medicine)
  • DO (Osteopathic Medicine)
  • DDS or DMD (Dentistry)
  • OD (Optometry)
  • PharmD (Pharmacy)
  • DPM (Podiatric Medicine)
  • DVM (Veterinary Medicine)
  • AuD (Audiology)
  • DPT (Physical Therapy)
  • ND (Naturopathic Medicine)
  • CD (Chiropractic Medicine)

One-on-one pre-health advising includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assessment of readiness (experientially and academically)
  • Evaluation of rightness of fit based on health experience, work values, and interests
  • Education on professional school expectations and requirements
  • Coaching on application strategy, timing, professionalism, and networking
  • Essay critique – primary application essay for active applicants (see policy below)
  • Mock interviews for active applicants (see policy below)
  • School/program selection


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