About Us

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Danielle Stubbs (she/her)

Senior Academic Advisor, Health Professions

Danielle Stubbs joined GW as a Senior Pre-Health Advisor in April 2021. She comes from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she worked as a pre-health advisor for three years. Danielle earned her BA in Psychology from the College of William & Mary in 2016 and her M.Ed. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership in 2018. She first developed a passion for working with students as a peer advisor during her undergraduate years. One of her favorite parts about working with pre-health students, in particular, is their drive and passion for helping others in a very competitive environment. In her spare time, she loves to binge The Office, play Zelda and cuddle with her pup Rosie.

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Rachel Dorsa (she/her)

Senior Academic Advisor, Health Professions

Rachel Dorsa joined the GWU Pre Health Advising team in September 2022. Prior to joining GWU, Rachel was an academic counselor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Rachel completed her undergraduate degree as a pre-physical therapy student and went on to earn a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology. During that program, she was a teaching assistant in the human cadaver lab. Rachel then completed her counselor education and uses her skills to help other students establish their academic goals in pursuit of the healthcare professions.

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Kristen Tull (she/her)

Senior Academic Advisor, Health Professions

We're excited to announce that Kristen Tull is returning to Pre-Health Advising for the fall 2022 semester! Previously, she served as a Pre-Health Advisor and later as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising.  Kristen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Salisbury University and her Master of Arts in Legal & Ethical Studies from University of Baltimore. Kristen loves working with pre-health students because of the shared passion for helping others. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her wife, going to the beach, pretending to train for a half marathon, and playing video games. Kristen will be conducting appointments virtually and you can book with her below.


Meet with Pre-Health Advising!

Students must first attend a pre-health information session before scheduling an appointment with a pre-health advisor. 

If you need to meet with a pre-health advisor but have not yet attended a pre-health information session, please contact us directly at [email protected] before scheduling your appointment. 

Attend a Pre-Health Info Session

Schedule a 1-on-1 Appointment


GW faculty and staff may request a Pre-Health Advising Overview for a course they teach or for department meetings, which includes a quick 10 - 15 minute presentation on what pre-health advising is, resources available to pre-health students at GW, when they should meet with the pre-health advisor, and an approximate timeline/lifecycle of a pre-health student.

Request a Pre-Health Advising Overview

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

GW Pre-Health Academic Advising is available to all current GW students and alumni interested in a career in healthcare. Regardless of whether your interest is recent or a goal you’ve had for years, Pre-Health Advising is here to help.

  • Common topics we talk about include but are not limited to: competitiveness for your health program of choice, application process & timeline, entrance exams, prerequisite courses, gap year, motivation, available resources and more. 

  • To get a better understanding, sign up for a Pre-Health Info Session today!

  • We host relevant events during fall and spring such as Accepted Student Panels, info sessions on a variety of topics (such as gap years and post bacs), College Admission Panels and more!

  • We collaborate with offices across campus to provide you with the most up-to-date information and resources

  • We provide you with relevant information regarding upcoming events, opportunities and more via the Pre-Health Listserv. (sign up here!)

  • Each year, we conduct the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) for MD/DO/Dental students to practice submitting their applications, participate in a mock admissions interview and gather feedback from the committee, which is composed of the pre-health advisor and STEM faculty.

  • The Career Center's industry career coaches meet with undergraduate students helping them develop their personal brand and job search strategy.

  • Jazmine Newkirk serves as the industry career coach for undergraduate students pursuing careers in health sciences and public health sectors.

  • Career coaching appointments can be scheduled through Handshake.



Our Location


Pre-Health Advising
Phillips Hall, Suite 107

801 22nd St. NW

Washington, DC 20052

Phone: 202-994-6211
Email: [email protected]