See your advisor to

  • Determine what health career is right for you
  • Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and help you to understand expectations
  • Identify gaps in your preparation and help you get back on track
  • Assist you in developing a back-up plan
  • Gain access to important information from freshman year through the application process and beyond
  • Connect with campus and community resources that provide opportunities for clinical, volunteer, and leadership experiences
  • Receive consistent guidance, support, and encouragement
  • Assist you in making your professional school applications complete and competitive
First and Second Year Advisors in DePaolo Hall

Contact an Advisor

Pre-Health Advisors: First and Second Year

Throughout your years at UNCW, you will have access to an Pre-Health Advisor in University College. Your advisor will help you navigate University Studies requirements, assist you in exploring which health profession is the best fit for you, guide you in the choice of courses to satisfy professional schools of health pre-requisite requirements, and help you compile your Pre-Health Admissions e-Portfolio.

Pre-Health Advisors: First Year and Second Year
Jemilia Harrison

Jemilia Harrison, M.Ed.

Academic Advisor: Pre-Professional Programs

DePaolo Hall Room 1003

(910) 962-3845 | harrisonj@uncw.edu

Geoff Zuckerman

Geoff Zuckerman, M.A., C.H.E.S.

Academic Advisor: Pre-Professional Programs

DePaolo Hall Room 1003

(910) 962-3018 | zuckermang@uncw.edu

Pre-Health Advisor: During the Application Process

After you have declared a major, you will have access to a Pre-Health Professions Advisor located in the College of Arts and Sciences. This advisor will play a critical role in all aspects of your professional school applications, including preparing for and scheduling admissions tests, coordinating letters of recommendation, crafting your personal statement, and getting ready for your interviews.

Pre-Health Advisor: During the Application Process
Dr. Tim Ballard

Timothy A. Ballard, Ph.D.

UNCW Pre-Health Advisor

Associate Professor - Biology & Marine Biology

Dobo Hall Room 115

(910) 962-7263 | ballardt@uncw.edu

Please note: It is your responsibility to make contact and develop a working relationship with your new Pre-Health Professions Advisor as soon as you have declared a major, and to schedule a meeting at least once a semester. You are also encouraged to maintain contact with your former Pre-Health Advisor in University College. Both of these individuals are your advocates and will work together to realize your goal of successful admission to a professional school of health.

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