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Prehealth Advising

Individual Advising

Prehealth advisers offer individual appointments to students with a prehealth referral, covering academic planning, application guidance, health-care career exploration, volunteering/shadowing opportunities, test-preparation guidance, research opportunities, and professional-school application resources.

They help students select appropriate courses, majors, and minors, navigate application processes, explore healthcare careers, find volunteering/shadowing experiences, and prepare for entrance exams. Prehealth advisers provide access to resources, keep students informed about deadlines and requirements, and facilitate networking and mentorship opportunities.

Note: prehealth advisers do not replace the student’s current academic adviser for their major, and they assist in specific areas related to health-care professions.


How to Schedule an Appointment

Current Students

To schedule a PreHealth Advising Appointment (Current Students):

  1. Attend a LIVE Group Advising Session OR watch a foundations level session in SharePoint
  2. Complete the PreHealth Referral Reflection - a referral will be added to your Starfish account within 5 business days. This is required to schedule an appointment. Students who attend a live session do not need to complete the referral form.
  3. Schedule a meeting with a PreHealth Adviser (see steps below)

To schedule an appointment with an adviser, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into Starfish to find an appointment with any prehealth adviser. You can also find a specific adviser and view our service page.
  2. Click on the Schedule Appointment link in the service description or scroll down to find a specific adviser’s calendar under the service members listed. The Service Calendar (left-hand side) will show dates with scheduled appointment slots. Boldfaced dates are ones with available appointment slots.
  3. Click the + icon next to your preferred appointment slot.
  4. Select a reason for the appointment.
  5. Type a detailed description for the meeting to help the adviser best prepare for the meeting.
  6. Once you create the appointment, Starfish will send you an email confirming the appointment as well as a reminder email closer to the appointment date. Your new appointment will appear in your Starfish dashboard.

To cancel an appointment, click the X in the upper right of the appointment block on your dashboard. If you cancel, please do so in advance and provide a reason why the appointment is being cancelled.

Please do not email a prehealth adviser to schedule a meeting. If times are unavailable in Starfish, check back frequently, as more times are added throughout the week.


Alumni or Prospective Students

To schedule an appointment with an adviser, please call our office at 814-865-7620. Same-day appointments will not be made.