Appointment Summer

Meet with a Health Professions Advisor

The Health Professions Advising Office remains open during the summer months. Summer is the season for applications and a very busy and exciting time!  Summer appointments are reserved for juniors, seniors, and alumni who plan to submit an application this summer and begin a health professional program in Fall 2022.  We welcome all new students to Carolina and look forward to meeting with you in the fall!

In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Health Professions Advising has transitioned to a virtual advising model.  All student appointments will be conducted online through Zoom, or by telephone.  

Ms. Mary-Charles Horn is a full-time Health Professions Advisor and advises students interested in all health professions. Schedule an appointment with Ms. Horn here.  After scheduling an appointment, you will receive a confirmation that includes a link to connect via Zoom and a request for a copy of your resume or application.  Email these to

The following Health Professions Advisors serve on a volunteer basis and ask for the following information when requesting an appointment:

  1. Name, academic status (junior or senior), intended major
  2. A copy of your resume or application – please indicate whether you are an applicant or re-applicant
  3. Unofficial transcript
  4. Your questions and availability options for meeting

Dr. Janne Cannon is an Emeritus Professor in the Microbiology and Immunology Department of the UNC School of Medicine.  She served as dedicated member of the UNC SoM admissions committee for 15 years as both a faculty interviewer and full member of the committee.  Although retired from the committee, she continues to advise aspiring physicians at both UNC and UNCG where she also has an appointment as an Adjunct Professor.  Dr. Cannon will advise juniors, seniors, and alumni on a pre-med or pre-MD-PhD path on a volunteer, part-time basis.  She may be contacted via email at

Dr. Peter Gilligan continues to volunteer as a Health Professions Advisor after retiring from his position as Director of Clinical Microbiology-Immunology Laboratores and Phlebotomy Services at the University of North Carolina Hospitals.  Dr. Gilligan served on the UNC School of Medicine Admissions Committee for over 25 years.  He will advise juniors, seniors, and alumni on a pre-med, MD-PhD, or PA path on a part-time basis.  Dr. Gilligan may be contacted via email at