How to Meet with Us

Summer Drop-In Advising and Email

For Summer 2018 we offer drop-in advising exclusively for students who are applying to health programs this year:


  • Tuesdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 3:30pm  (applicants only)
  • Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm  (applicants only)


We invite sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni (as well as applicants) to schedule an appointment or email questions to our questions box at


During the summer CPHA does not offer First Year Friday drop-in hours. Students who enrolled at UW – Madison as freshmen in 2017-2018 should complete the online orientation, “Preparing for Professional Programs in Health Care,” prior to scheduling appointments with an advisor during the summer.

First Year Advising

CPHA advises students to spend their first year on campus intentionally exploring majors and careers, building strong relationships with their academic advisors, and getting involved on and off campus. Join a student organization, volunteer in the community, or work in a campus lab … These are just a few excellent ways to set yourself up for success as a pre-health student!


First year students are also advised to meet with us during First Year Fridays drop-in hours. Each Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm, CPHA hosts first come, first serve drop in advising specifically for first year students. If you are interested in a career in health care and would like to speak with an advisor, come up to our office for Friday drop-ins! If you can’t make it on Fridays, you can always email us at or correspond with an advisor via our online orientation course.


We require all first-year students interested in health care to complete our free, non-credit online orientation, “Preparing for Professional Programs in Health Care.” The orientation provides you the skills and information you need to prepare for your career from your first day at UW – Madison by helping you choose a major, plan coursework, find extracurricular activities, and understand the application process for professional health programs. Sign up for the online orientation here.


The online orientation is mandatory for all first year students (and highly recommended for transfer students) who wish to use advising resources at the Center for Pre-Health Advising, including scheduling face to face advising appointments.


During your first year at UW – Madison, you should complete the online orientation and begin the process of volunteering at a hospital or other facility (learn more through the online orientation course!) before scheduling advising appointments with CPHA during sophomore year. We look forward to making appointments with you in your sophomore year after you have completed the orientation and begun volunteering! In the meantime, come see us at First Year Fridays!

Making an Advising Appointment (So, Jr, Sr, and transfer students)

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and transfer students should click on a link below to make an appointment with an advisor.


Meet with Dija Selimi

Meet with Beth Currier

Meet with Mike Hill


Indicate the reason for your appointment, your professional interest (MD, PA, etc.), and year on campus. Appointments missing this information WILL BE REMOVED.


30 minute appointments:

Course planning ONLY

Extracurriculars ONLY


60 minute appointments:

Course planning + extracurriculars

Prep for application

Reviewing application/re-application

Personal statements (email to CPHA 48 hours IN ADVANCE)

Mock interviews

  • We recommend trying to schedule a 60 minute mock interview through our online scheduling system first. If there are no time blocks available before your interview date, please call our office at 608-263-6614 to schedule one. Our advising intern will want to know when and where you are doing your interview.

Prospective Students

Although we do not meet one-on-one with prospective students, we are happy to answer your questions at information sessions and via email at:


For further information, see our Prospective Students page.