Advisors & Appointments
Meet with Pre-Health Advising!
GW's Pre-Health Advising Office serves our current students and alumni. We help our students with identifying pre-requisite courses and activities for their intended health professional program.
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.
We are here to assist GW Alumni with their health professional goals! You do not need to attend an information session prior to meeting with and advisor. We help our Alumni map out their health professional program goals, identify post-bacc programs (when applicable), and help with application timeline and planning. No information session is required for alumni!
Every Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. ET
In addition to scheduled advising appointments, students planning to pursue a pre-health track can also meet virtually with a pre-health advisor during weekly drop-in hours. Drop-in advising is for quick, pre-health related questions that can be answered in 5-10 minutes. If you need help with academic planning, please schedule a regular advising appointment with a pre-health advisor — do not attend drop-in advising hours for academic planning.
No appointment is necessary, and support is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Please note that our last set of drop-in hours for the 2023 calendar year will be on December 8th. We will resume our drop-in hours on January 5th, 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- What is pre-health advising?
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.
Please note: We are not affiliated with the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences are not able to meet with any students from any other institution. If you are not a GW student or alumni, we encourage you connect with your own pre-health or pre-professional advising office for assistance.
- What can you expect from an advising appointment?
Common topics we talk about include but are not limited to: competitiveness for your health program of choice, application process and 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!
- What else does GW Pre-Health Advising do?
- 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.
- Who else meets with pre-health students?
- The GW 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.
- I'm a first year pre-health student. What should I be working on during my first 2 semesters?
Before you worry about finding clinical or research, get adjusted to college first! Find what study strategies work for you, work on time management skills and start getting to know all of the great resources available to you at George Washington University, such as peer tutoring, student success coaching, career advising and more! Your grades build the foundation of your competitiveness and its importance should not be underestimated.
Beyond that, join a student organization and begin volunteering in the D.C. community!