Students are encouraged to meet with LAS pre-health advisors to assist in planning and decision making toward their health profession interest areas and educational goals. We find that students who begin to utilize pre-health advising services early in their academic career at UIC feel more confident in their pre-professional goals.
All students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are assigned a general academic advisor who will work with you over the course of your fours years. Like your major advisor, pre-health advisors are here to supplement and enhance your advising experience. In the first-year, students are encouraged to attend workshops and events, and utilize webinars or drop-in advising. Pre-health students interested in pre-nursing, pre-health information management, pre-nutrition, or pre-public health are encouraged to make a pre-health advising appointment as early as their first year at UIC. All other pre-health students are encouraged to begin one-on-one appointments with a pre-health advisor in the sophomore year - ideally after general chemistry has been completed.
First-year students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to meet with an academic advisor during orientation prior to scheduling courses for their first year. This is a great time to declare an educational goal to ensure that you receive information about pre-health fields, including events and opportunities.
Students interested pre-nursing, pre-health information management, pre-nutrition, or pre-public health, may make an appointment with a pre-health advisor in their first year. As these are fields that lead to bachelor’s degrees, connecting with a pre-health advisor early can help ensure you have the best information for a timely graduation.
LAS sophomore, junior and senior pre-health students interested in graduate pre-health fields may request an individual appointment with a pre-health advisor. Students are encouraged to schedule one-on-one appointments with a pre-health advisor early in their academic career at UIC.
For pre-health questions not needing a full appointment, pre-health advisors are available on a drop-in basis to answer quick questions or offer advice to a presented situation. Drop-ins are offered during the spring and fall academic semesters while classes are in session.
Non-LAS Student Appointments
UIC undergraduate students outside of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are welcome to make an appointment with a pre-health advisor for all educational goals. To schedule your first appointment, please complete the Non LAS Pre-Health Student Request form. A pre-health advisor will respond as quickly as possible regarding the request.
Incoming transfer students are welcome to request an appointment after you have completed your UIC Orientation and any orientation advising that your College requires.
Incoming first-year students with significant AP/IB or dual enrollment credits are welcome to request an appointment after completing UIC Orientation and any orientation advising that your College requires. All incoming first-year students are encouraged to watch one of our webinars for first-year students.
Non-LAS students are also welcome to utilize drop-in advising.