Pre-Health Advising

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Pre-Health Advising


Thinking about a career in a health-related field?

The Pre-Health Advising team offers comprehensive academic and career guidance to students interested in pursuing health professions. Whether you are pursuing pre-med, physical therapy, dentistry, veterinary sciences, or any number of other health profession tracks, the team can guide you from exploration to the graduate school application phase.


Discover the exciting world of healthcare professions and find your calling. Our pre-health advising team is here to help.

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Planning is key to success. Let us help you create a roadmap for your academic and career goals in healthcare.

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Preparation is the foundation of achievement. We offer resources and support to help you succeed.

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Ready to take the next step? Our team will assist you in the application process, ensuring you're well-prepared.

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The pre-health advising team collaborates closely with major advisors in Tykeson College and Career Advising – home of the College of Arts and Sciences advising and preprofessional.

They are there to help you establish a strong connection with your primary major advisor and provide additional support and guidance along your pre-health journey.


Alumni Spotlight

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Isabella Des Roches 

Human Physiology, minors in Biology and Chemistry, Class of 2023.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Candidate at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2028       

“The Pre-Health Advising Team has been a part of my success team throughout my education at UO, and has continued to provide their services to me after I graduated. From class schedule advising, to reviewing my essays and practicing interview questions, the Pre-Health Advising Team ensured that I was on track to complete my degree and offered endless opportunities for me to create a strong, well-rounded application to graduate school.”

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Lucas Pfeifer, DO

Human Physiology, minor in Chemistry. Class of 2014.                             

Graduated medical school from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.  

“The pre-health advising office really gave me the confidence to continue with my medicine aspirations and not give up as I faced various hurdles along the way. It's a grueling and competitive process, but having the right people in your corner can be the difference between persevering or throwing in the towel. I would recommend anyone who is thinking about medical school get in touch with an advisor earlier rather than later, in order to anticipate and plan for the challenges ahead.” 


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Declare or Update Your

Professional Objective

Declaring a professional objective (medicine, pharmacy, etc.) lets us know that you’re interested in a health career so that we can reach out to you with pre-health specific announcements and updates. This does not show up on your transcript or require additional coursework for graduation. 

To declare a professional objective:

  • Login to DuckWeb and select "Student Menu"
  • Within the "Student Menu," choose "Update General Student Information"
  • Use the drop-down menu next to "Professional Objective" to make changes

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