About Pre-Health Advising
The Health Professions Advising Office exists to advise students who are interested in entering a health profession. The information contained on this site is basic to starting toward a career in a health-care field. It is important that you read it and then visit the advising office (Hanes Hall, 2nd Floor - Check-In at 2nd Floor Front Desk) in person for complete information and answers to your questions. The Health Professions Advising Office only operates while classes are in session.
NOTE: Important Changes in Health Advising Office
University Career Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Resa Anderson as the Health Professions Advising Coordinator. For over seven years Anderson has worked for the University of Georgia Premedical Studies Program and has been actively involved in all aspects of an established health professions advising office including advising, recruiting, and general administration. She earned her master’s degree in public administration and her bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Georgia.
For more information, please contact
Resa K. Anderson, MPA
Health Professions Advising Coordinator
University Career Services
The Wendy P. and Dean E. Painter Career Center
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
237 Hanes Hall, Campus Box 5140
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5140
919.843.8838 Direct Line
919.962.6507 Help Desk
Office hours: During the regular school year when classes are in session, the office is open most of the day. Please call the Career Services Help Desk (919-962-6507) in order to schedule an appointment or verify walk-in hours.
The Health Professions Advising Office:
We can provide provide information about any the field, and tell you about entrance requirements. We have literature and handouts designed to help you move forward in pursuit of your goals. We have information about options you may never have considered. Included in the information we provide is:
required courses to become eligible to apply
required entrance tests
characteristics of the current applicant pool
...and much more
Announcements and Events:
We recommend that when you visit our site that you check for new announcements and events, just click on the "Announcements, Events & News" link in the navigation bar.
Information for All Pre-Professional Students:
Videotapes which describe a number of Health Professions are available at House Undergraduate Library, non-print reserve under "Health Professions Advising Office". Be sure to take note of Osteopathic Medicine, Optometry, and Podiatry.
The Volunteer Services Office of UNC Hospitals (966-4793) is located on the first floor of the Hospital. Registration is during the first week of each semester.
Many worthwhile community service volunteer opportunities are available through the Campus Y (962-2333).
Interview Workshops are available during the Fall semester only. Format includes handouts, mock interview and videotaping for critique. Check the interview workshop page for more information and to sign up.
The Learning Skills Center in Phillips Annex offers programs to enhance reading skills and study development. A group program for MCAT/DAT/GRE preparation is given by Mr. Frank Kessler (962-3782).
Letters of Evaluation: There is no pre-medical committee at UNC-Chapel Hill, and our office does not write letters of recommendation for individual students. There are no other “officials” to write letters.
Letters are written by faculty who have had a first-hand opportunity to evaluate the student’s skills and abilities. You must get to know some faculty who have taught you so that they can write letters of recommendation when you apply to professional school.