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For Prospective Students
  • Thank you for your interest in Auburn University and our Pre-Health program. Pursuing an education at Auburn University is an excellent choice to prepare you to apply and pursue careers as a physician, dentist, optometrist, pharmacist, physician assistant, physical or occupational therapist.
  • We work with high school students, transfer students, current undergraduates, alumni and post doc students in helping you achieve your goals.
  • Beverley Childress, the Pre-Health Programs Director, has over 21 years of experience helping students prepare for and apply to professional schools. Contact her at childbb@auburn.edu.
  • Krysta Diehl, the Pre-Health Counseling Specialist, has over 11 years of advising experience. Contact her at knd0001@auburn.edu.
  • They offer individualized advising, workshops and classes concerning topics such as how to become a competitive applicant, explore career options, improve interviewing skills and write a personal statement.
  • Consider taking the Pre-Health Orientation class SCMH 1890 in your freshman year.
  • Juniors should consider taking the Pre-Medical Preceptorship SCMH 3890 which provides shadowing experience.
  • The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee (PPAC) offers support in the application to medical, dental and optometry schools as well as providing a committee letter often preferred by many professional schools.
  • Students benefit from being active members in Alpha Epsilon Delta (a national pre-health student organization), Pre-Pharmacy Club (for pre-pharmacy students) Pre-PA Club (for Pre-Physician Assistant students) and PTOTC (physical therapy occupational therapy club). Each of these organizations meets often giving students the opportunity to meet admissions deans and professional school representatives as well as receiving helpful guidance in test preparation and completing applications.
  • Mock interviews with professional school representatives in fall and spring give students practice and feedback to improve their interviewing skills as well as strengthening their resumes and applications.
We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals and dreams in a health career!
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Last Updated: 08/17/2017