Health Professions/Pre-Health

Health professions and pre-health advising helps students explore and prepare to apply and succeed in graduate health-related programs.

Appointment Options
Appointments with Peer Advisors and Health Professions/Pre-Health Advisors are available by Zoom, phone, or in-person. Simply choose your preferred meeting option when you set up your appointment.

Where do I begin?


Join the MyUSU Pre-Health Advising group 

By joining the group students can hear about upcoming opportunities, workshops, and visiting graduate school info sessions..

MyUSU Pre-Health Advising group


Join a Pre-Health Canvas Advising Course

These ungraded Canvas courses offer students access to exclusive Pre-Health materials and resouces, as well as a more thorough understanding of how to become a competitve applicant for these health profession graduate programs. Students are welcome to join any and all courses that align with their goals, and you may leave at any time. If you'd like to see additional courses, let us know which profession you'd like next by filling out this short survey

Join a Pre-Health Canvas Advising Course:


Meet with a Peer Advisor

Peer Advisors are Juniors and Seniors who are approaching application to professional graduate schools. They help students get started by providing welcome and information sessions on how to:

  • Navigate the general preparation needed for health-related graduate programs
  • Build extracurricular involvement
  • Create a Degree Works plan with prerequisite courses that match your goals

Regardless of their own paths, our Peer Advisors are thoroughly trained and knowledgeable on all health professions.

Izzy Wappett

Izzy is a sophomore at Utah State and studying Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences with a minor in chemistry. She aspires to become a doctor and wants to continue her education by attending medical school. Her goal is to become an Emergency Room Doctor or an OB/GYN. This past summer, Izzy assisted a graduate student with her thesis and tested many of her samples. She also earned her phlebotomy certificate and learned fundamental skills in the medical field.

Zach Brady

Zach is a junior at Utah State from Kaysville, UT majoring in English (Creative Writing) and minoring in Chemistry. Zach is preparing for medical school and eventually sees himself in academic medicine teaching at a medical school. He has experience working in phlebotomy, medical records, and specimen processing, with teaching experience as a supplemental instructor and writing fellow on campus. He loves spending time with his wife—Cassidy, writing music and poetry, and eating good food.

Brooklyn Kotter

Brooklyn is majoring in social work in addition to taking medical school prerequisites. Right now her goal is to become a surgeon, but she's remaining open to other specialties. She loves a good Dr. Pepper, listening to true crime podcasts, and researching genealogy.

Jackson Morley

Jackson is in his third year at Utah State studying Biochemistry. After graduation, he plans to pursue an MD-PhD so that he can work as a cardiothoracic surgeon and contribute to medical research. He grew up as the middle of three boys in Bountiful, Utah. Jackson also enjoys rock climbing, paddle boarding, watching movies, and game nights with friends.

You can also utilize our online prehealth orientation resources.


Meet with a Health Professions/Pre-Health Advisor

After meeting with our Peer Advisors, students then meet with the Health Professions/Pre-Health Advisor to begin more indepth preparation for getting into your desired health profession graduate program, including:

  • Guidance through the application process, timeline and strategies for success
  • Providing feedback on personal statement and application experiences
  • Staging mock interviews

Yvonne Kobe

Yvonne assists students interested in:

  • Medical
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry

Schedule an Appointment

Anya Hawke

Anya assists students interested in:

  • Physican Assistant
  • Dental
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Chiropractic

Schedule an Appointment


If you are interested in a field not listed here, please reach out to an Exploratory Advisor to learn more about prerequisites, earning an Associates degree, or transferring universities.