Who do I see?

Are you interested in earning an advanced degree in a health care profession like dentistry, medicine, etc.?  If so, terrific!  Who do you see for pre-health advice?

  • If you are a freshman or sophomore your pre-health advisor is Patty Davis.
  • If you have completed organic chemistry 1 and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, your pre-health advisor is Dr. Cindy Stanfield.

Instructions to make an appointment

Click here to go to SSC Campus to schedule your appointment.

Pre-Health Advising at the University of South Alabama
Pre-Health Advising and Programs operates under a 1.5-2.5 tiered advising model for students considering graduate work in the pre-health professions. 

The following programs are under the pre-health attribute:

  • Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physician Assistance, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Optometry and any other professional graduate program in health care.
  • Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Occupational Therapy students are seen in the College of Allied Health Advising Office.

Pre-Health students in their first two academic years will work with Patty Davis, Associate Director of the First Year Advising Center.

  • Students will be advised on appropriate courses and non-academic development for specific professional graduate health programs.
  • Contact Information:
    Patricia M. Davis, MS
    Associate Director, First Year Advising Center
    (251) 341-4017

After completion of organic chemistry I (CH 201), students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher will transition to the Director of the Health Pre-Professional Office, Dr. Cindy Stanfield.

  • Dr. Stanfield will provide continued advising focusing on the student portfolio and how to improve competitiveness for professional school, as well as preparing for the standardized test and the application process.
  • Students with GPAs below 3.0 will remain with Ms. Davis for guidance on strategies to raise GPA, parallel planning, and alternate career paths in health care.  Once they complete organic chemistry II (CH 202) students will be transitioned over to Dr. Stanfield.
Transfer students with less than 30 credit hours will be under the auspices of the First Year Advising Center and Ms. Davis until completion of organic chemistry I (with GPA of 3.0 or higher). 

All other transfer students, EAP students and post-baccalaureate students will work directly with Dr. Stanfield from the start of their academic program.