The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers specialized advising for students interested in pursuing future professional studies in a variety of health careers. Advisors encourage and support students in evaluating strengths and weaknesses, life goals and their intended career path within individual appointments, small group sessions and workshops. Students will be guided in the incorporation of prerequisite coursework alongside bachelor's degree requirements to enhance their professional credentials and expand future career possibilities.
An educational goal, (i.e. pre-medicine, pre-nursing, etc.) will enable students to be included in pre-health related emails, including but not limited to updates regarding: course registration waitlists, workshops, campus speakers, professional school open houses, and scholarship opportunities. Students can request to have an educational goal listed on their school record by requesting the change on the Educational Goal page.
Students are encouraged to meet with LAS pre-professional advisors to assist in planning and decision making toward all preprofessional interest areas.
LAS First-year students must see their assigned LAS advisor for mandatory first-year advising appointments and are encouraged to attend workshops given by LAS pre-health advisors throughout the academic terms. First-year students with an assigned educational goal of Pre-Nursing will meet with their pre-nursing advisor. Other first year students who are interested in nursing are encouraged to make an individual appointment with a pre-nursing advisor.
All LAS students interested in nursing may request an individual appointment with a pre-nursing advisor. For the Spring 2018 semester, all students interested in pre-nursing, pre-HIM, pre-nutrition, and/or pre-public health should plan to meet with a pre-health advisor during a walk-in appointment on Tuesdays between 8:30-11:30am and 1-3:30pm.
LAS sophomore, junior and senior pre-health students may request an individual appointment with a pre-health advisor. Students are highly encouraged to attend an application timeline workshop before making an appointment to get an overview of the necessary steps and procedures for the next few years.
UIC students outside of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who desire to meet with a pre-health advisor are asked to complete the Non LAS Pre-Health Student Request form. A pre-health advisor will respond as quickly as possible regarding the request.
UIC Alumni can request to speak to a pre-health advisor. Please see more information on the Pre-Health Alumni page.
For pre-health questions not needing a full appointment, pre-health advisors are available on a walk-in basis to answer quick questions or offer advice to a presented situation. Pre-health walk-in hours are on Tuesdays during fall and spring semesters from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m. in the LAS Academic Advising Center (3rd Floor, UH).
Email a Pre-Health Advisor
For general questions students may email a pre-health advisor or a pre-nursing advisor and questions will be answered by an advisor. Questions regarding letters of recommendation can be addressed on the Letters of Recommendation page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.