What We Do

Amanda Mawrence practicing spinal immobilization for her Emergency Medical Technician course.

Amanda Mawrence practicing spinal immobilization for her Emergency Medical Technician course.

Mission

The Center for Pre-Health Advising supports students as they explore graduate and professional programs in healthcare. We help students integrate the prerequisite coursework into their school/college and major requirements. We also help students prepare to get involved in research and service opportunities on campus and in the broader community. In addition, we support students as they prepare for professional exams and the application process.

 

We are part of your advising team at UW-Madison! Here are the things we can do as part of that team:

Help you explore health professions by:

  • Asking you questions about your interest in health care
  • Learning about the things that are important to you (personally and professionally)
  • Assisting you in evaluating your strengths and weaknesses

Coordinate events and workshops for currently enrolled students and alumni:

Publicize opportunities at the campus, community and national level for students pursuing careers in healthcare:

  • Scholarships
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Summer research programs
  • Internships

Support you during the application process by:

  • Helping you to reflect on your experiences and readiness to apply
  • Discussing professional exam preparation (GRE, MCAT, DAT, etc.)
  • Helping with content and revision of personal statements and activity statements
  • Discussing factors in school selection
  • Helping you prepare for interviews with mock interviews