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Welcome to the Pre-Professional Advising Center

Pre-Pharmacy    |   Pre-Medicine    |   Pre-Law    |   Pre-Health

Meet with Us! Here's How:

1. First meeting: Attend an Introduction to Pre-Professional Advising Workshop (some Pre-Health Learning Communities include us in your classroom.) Contact us at 513-556-2166 or to RSVP.
*Pre-Pharmacy students attend Pre-Pharmacy Mandatory Advising Workshops, fall and spring.

2. Second appointment and beyond: Meet a PPAC advisor 1-on-1 EVERY SEMESTER to plan and review your professional goals and dreams. Contact us at 513-556-2166 or to coordinate your appointment. 

3. Professional schools look for academically strong and well-rounded students. PPAC advisors will teach you how to EXPLORE, PREPARE and APPLY. Contact us at: | 513-556-2166

Weekly Drop-In Hours

For those students who have met 1-on-1 and now have quick questions...10-15 minutes.

  • Mondays & Thursdays 1 -3:30 p.m.

Not for first-time visitors -- please talk with our front desk about the Introduction to Pre-Professional Advising Workshop if this your first visit with a PPAC advisor. 

What is Pre-Professional Advising?

Pre-professional is a category that describes any student who has an interest in attending professional school after their undergraduate career.

Whether you are in a major such as Pharmacy, or pursuing a career track in the law or health professions (Medicine, Dental, Optometry, Veterinary, etc.) our advisors provide a critical partnership for you to manage this process.

Pre-Professional Advisors collaborate with students starting in their freshman year; helping them explore their options, prepare an outstanding portfolio and then apply to  professional schools.

We serve all UC students and alumni who are pursuing pre-health and pre-law professional careers.

We are the primary advisors for Pre-Pharmacy majors and secondary advisors for all other students interested in the professional tracks of medicine, dental, law, etc. 

Every person’s journey to professional school is unique and we are here to provide a wide range of support as you navigate the process and make informed decisions. 

Students are encouraged to meet with our office beginning in your first year and continuing every semester throughout your undergraduate journey to professional school.

Pre-Professional Advising Center Mission

At the Pre-Professional Advising Center (PPAC), advising is an intentional, collaborative partnership between advisors and students that prepares students to become competitive professional school applicants. Grounded in teaching and learning, advisors will:

  • Promote student engagement in curricular and co-curricular experiences
  • Foster self-directed learning
  • Assist in self-assessment and career exploration
  • Encourage professionalism, integrity and character development

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*New Course for Pre-Health Students*

PD 1000: Exploring Health Professions

3 credit hrs 

This course is designed to help pre-health students gain a wider and deeper understanding of the health professions and how to effectively prepare for entry into the professions.