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Pre-Health Advising Is...
- A supplement to academic advising.
- A time when you can ask questions about your pre-health area of interest.
- A place to learn about the academic and non-academic requirements for your professional program of choice.
- A resource for workshops, shadowing and volunteering opportunities, admission test preparation, mock interviews, and application information.
- A place where you can engage in intense self-study, explore your graduate options, and clarify your values and academic and career goals.
Why Is Pre-Health Advising Important?
Administrators, faculty and professional staff at South believe that advising is a responsibility and an opportunity for enhancing your undergraduate experience. Graduate health programs are selective, and applying is a very competitive process. Pre-health advisors at South help you understand and navigate requirements by providing resources to assist you in becoming a strong, well-rounded applicant. However, you, not your pre-health advisor, are responsible for selecting courses, meeting professional school requirements, actively participating in shadowing and volunteering experiences, and completing the application process.
When Should I See My Pre-Health Advisor?
We encourage students to attend a first year workshop and then begin meeting with their pre-health advisor once a semester (more often as you near application). Since your academic advisor is the expert in your major, we recommend meeting with your academic advisor first to discuss the best plan for the upcoming semester and beyond.
To schedule an appointment, stop by Academic Services Center 1304, call 251-445-9280,
or use Navigate South on PAWS. We have videos and instructions to help make scheduling an appointment easy.
How Will Pre-Health Advising Communicate With Me?
Pre-Health Advising e-mails important information, such as club announcements, workshop invitations, and upcoming deadlines, to pre-health students.
Are you a current University of South Alabama student interested in a graduate health profession? If so, please click here to complete the brief form to subscribe to our e-mail list.
Are you no longer interested in pursuing a graduate health profession? If so, please click here to complete the brief form to stop receiving e-mails.
NOTE: The form must be submitted from your JagMail account; please sign out of all other e-mail accounts before submitting.
Your Yearly Checklist
We realize that applying to professional graduate programs can be overwhelming. To help you start early and plan ahead, we created a checklist outlining what you should be doing each year to help you stay on track. To be the strongest applicant you can be, get started on this checklist your first year. We also encourage students to utilize the Focus2 Take Action tool through Career Services to assist you in recording your professional development activities—such as shadowing, volunteering, and club involvement—to create a professional portfolio.