Advisors & Appointments
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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!