Appointment Summer

Meet with a Health Professions Advisor

The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions is an organization of health professions advisors at colleges and universities throughout the United States, and abroad.  NAAHP’s Find An Advisor resource is available for students and alumni and can be especially helpful for reapplicants.

The following Health Professions Advisors serve on a very part-time, volunteer basis.  Please respect their time by scheduling an appointment with one, not both.  Please provide 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