Advising

Health Professions Advising

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Connect with an Health Professions Advisor

Health Professions Advisors are available for 30-minute appointments and on a drop-in basis during certain times of the year.  New students should sign up for a Health Professions 101 event prior to meeting with a Health Professions Advisor.

Attend a Health Professions Advising Event!

Workshops and events are held throughout the academic year.  Sign up for an event on the Health Professions Advising Events page.  These are promoted on the Health Professions Advising Events calendar, and the listserv.

Join the Health Professions Advising Listserv

Sign up for the Health Professions Advising Listserv to receive a weekly email that includes valuable information about professional programs, application deadlines, events, and resources. Miss an email? They are archived below, so you’ll always have access to the information.

To subscribe:
Send a blank message to: Join-prehealth_advising@listserv.unc.edu
To share relevant events:
Send announcements (text only please) to: healthprofessions@unc.edu

Browse the listserv archive

Please note: UNC Health Professions Advising provides this listserv digest for informational purposes only, does not endorse any organization, and urges students to use good judgment in all of their interactions.

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Cat Fighting


12:30 pm
Kenan Laboratories, KE B125

Get excited get involved!!

Bicycling 101


12:00
Steele Building, 102

ride bikes

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02:00 pm
Kenan Laboratories, KE B125

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01:30 pm
Venable Hall, VE 1315

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Dental Experiments


12:30 pm
South Building, S100

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Ulnar Juggling


11:00 am
Undergraduate Library, B 123

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Periodontology for Dummies


11:45 am
Kenan Laboratories, KE B125

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Cardiac Arrest


09:00 am
South Building, S100

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Complex Fractures 101


11:00 am
Kenan Laboratories, KE B229

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Health Professions Advisors are available for 30-minute appointments.

Scheduling an Appointment

Whether you are a UNC alumni, or a current student, please contact Megan Goldsby to arrange an appointment with one of our advisors. In-person, phone, and Skype appointments can all be arranged by Megan.

Megan Goldsby

Megan Goldsby
Steele Building, Room G017A
919-843-8905
goldsby@email.unc.edu

Drop-In Sessions

We also offer drop-in sessions during the summer at the following schedule:

Mondays
09:00 am – 04:30 pm
Tuesdays
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursdays
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm

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Mary-Charles Horn, MA
marycharles.horn@unc.edu

Ms. Horn is a full-time Health Professions Advisor and advises students interested in any health profession.

Schedule an appointment

 

Part-Time Advisors

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Dr. Beverly Foster, MN, MPH, PHD, RN
bev_foster@unc.edu
Dr. Foster is a Clinical Professor at UNC School of Nursing and advises Pre-Nursing students.

Schedule an appointment

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Dr. Anthony Hilger
Dr. Hilger has been science faculty for over 40 years in both Medical and Allied Health programs. He advises students interested in any health profession, and joins the team during busier times of the year.

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Joy Renner, MA, RT(R)
Ms. Renner is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of UNC’s Division of Radiologic Science.

Schedule an Appointment

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Aaron Todd, MS
Mr. Todd is the Assistant Director of Student Affairs at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and advises Pre-Pharmacy students.

Schedule an Appointment

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Health Professional Schools do not require a specific major.  There is no major that will increase your chances of being accepted, so choose a major that you believe you will enjoy and will excel in.  Partner with the Academic Advising Program to explore different majors and develop an educational plan that is meaningful to you.  Students should connect with an Academic Advisor for confirmation of graduation requirements, and questions about curriculum, policies, and procedures.

University Career Services offers many resources to help you make the best decisions for yourself and use your strengths to reach your goals. FOCUS 2 is an online career and education planning tool designed to help you make decisions about career goals and education plans.  ExploreHealthCareers.org provides interactive tools to explore health career paths, programs, and funding opportunities. The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports the US Department of Labor’s findings on the duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for healthcare occupations. Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to learn more about career development resources available to you.

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BIOL 117. Pre-Health Thrive-1 Considering Health Professions. 1 Credit.
This course provides exposure to a variety of health professions, emphasizing ways health care teams work together (interprofessional interactions). Self-assessments will be utilized to examine articulation between strengths and interests and the skills and competencies required in healthcare careers. Throughout the course, practitioners will provide insight into their professions such as allopathic and osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, social work, and occupational therapy. Does not count toward major.
Grading status: Pass/Fail.

BIOL 118. Pre-Health Thrive-2 Pursuing Health Professions. 1 Credit.
This course will provide guidance to plan a path toward a profession of interest by selecting appropriate course, service, and research opportunities to include in a portfolio useful in completing applications. Application preparation and interview skills will be addressed for health professions programs such as allopathic and osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, and many others. This does not count as a course in the major.
Grading status: Pass/Fail.
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