Faculty/staff resources

Important: COVID-19 advising updates

Remote advising and contact info expanding section

The Academic Advising Center & Career Services Office (which Pre-Health Center is apart of) will no longer be conducting in-person appointments as of March 18, 2020. Instead we will be offering virtual appointments via phone, e-mail, or video chat Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please note that due to the constantly evolving circumstances, it may take longer than normal to hear back, and we will be updating our websites as things progress. 

Making Appointments

If you are assigned to an academic advisor in our office, you can make your appointment online through Navigate, e-mail your advisor, or e-mail advising@uwlax.edu. If you are not assigned to be advised in our office, you can make an appointment by e-mailing advising@uwlax.edu. To make an appointment for career advising, you can do so online through Navigate or by e-mailing career@uwlax.edu.

If you have questions about anything, reach out to Josh Bench - prehealth@uwlax.edu 

Last Updated: 4/13/20 at 7:45 a.m.

UWL's COVID-19 FAQ page expanding section

For the most up to date campus information, go to UWL's COVID-19 FAQ page

COVID-19 updates by profession expanding section

Go here for updates organized by professional path (pre-med, pre-PA, etc.). 

Understanding Competitive Pre-Health Admissions

If you aren't used to working with pre-health students, or work with them infrequently, it can be hard to keep track of the differences between tracks. We developed this resource guide to help!

Understanding competitive pre-health admissions

You can always reach out to us at prehealth@uwlax.edu with questions. 

Who should I contact for...

Pre-health tracks

Getting started

Advanced exploration

Academic advising*

Help with application materials**

Pre-Athletic Training Mark Gibson Mark Gibson See advisor in WINGS AACCS
Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Health Center Carla Burkhardt See advisor in WINGS AACCS
Pre-Dentistry Pre-Health Center Michael Abler Michael Abler AACCS
Pre-Medicine Pre-Health Center Margaret Maher See advisor in WINGS AACCS
Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Health Center Pre-Health Center See advisor in WINGS AACCS
Pre-Optometry Pre-Health Center Tony Sanderfoot Tony Sanderfoot AACCS
Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Health Center Basu Bhattacharyya See advisor in WINGS AACCS
Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Health Center Pre-Health Center See advisor in WINGS AACCS
Pre-Physician Assistant Studies Pre-Health Center Pre-Health Center See advisor in WINGS AACCS
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Pre-Health Center Jaclyn Wisinski See advisor in WINGS AACCS

* Pre-Health Center can serve as a supplemental advisor as needed

** The Writing Center can also help students write and edit essays


Related curriculum (minors, special courses, etc.)

Information on advising, courses, etc.

Spanish for the Health Professions Contact Megan Strom or Antonio Martín Gómez for information on the course, or to learn how language impacts healthcare outcomes
Healthcare Analytics Management Contact Uzay Damali for information on the minor, or to learn about the how analytics are (and will continue to) impact healthcare decision-making


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