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Undergraduates and graduates who are interested in pursuing a health care career (medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or physician assistant) should begin working with a professional in the COSAM pre-health office as soon as possible. Preparation and planning are keys to being successful. We work with everyone regardless of major. We provide advising and counseling about academic and non-academic criteria for assessing whether you are a competitive applicant as well as guidance and preparation in applying to professional school. Our professionals have years of experience in advising students who are successfully admitted to professional schools. 

They are members of and actively participate in the following organizations:

  • AHPA - Alabama Health Professions Advisors
  • NAAHP- National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
  • NACADA – National Academic Advising Association

Beverly Childress

Pre-Health Director – Auburn University

239 Sciences Center Classroom Building

childbb@auburn.edu        

Mrs. Childress works primarily with juniors and seniors who are ready to apply to medical, dental or optometry schools. She heads up the Pre-Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC) and is the AED Advisor.


Katy Crider

Pre-Health Counseling Specialist – Auburn University

239 Sciences Center Classroom Building

kej0010@auburn.edu        

Mrs. Crider works primarily with freshman and sophomores who are interested in applying to health professions schools. She teaches the SCMH 1890 Pre-health Orientation class and is the advisor for the Pre-PA Club.