Medical Professions Advising
The Office of Medical Professions Advising provides supplemental advice, coaching, and guidance for students navigating future careers in the following health professions: medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, and optometry.
Specifically dedicated full-time advisors provide exceptional services to medical pre-professional students, inspiring them to become informed decision makers and successful, competitive applicants for health professional school. The mission of the office, resembling the University's, is to cultivate a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environments beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.
Medical Professions Advising coordinates an exciting schedule of events, including informational meetings, developmental workshops, and informational sessions with representatives from health professional schools and practitioners. These sessions complement and reinforce the information students gain through advisement appointments, and assist students in broadening their perspectives of the medical professions.
A competitive GPA is essential when considering a career in a professional medical field. Therefore, students must maintain a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in order to remain in any of the pre-professional advising programs supported by Medical Professions Advising. Incoming freshmen are given two semesters of enrollment to keep and maintain the minimum GPA of 3.0. All medical pre-professional students are also required to meet with their medical professions advisor each semester (in addition to meeting with their academic advisor) in order to remain in their program. Additionally, attendance at one pre-professional programming event and submission of an annual writing prompt are required to remain in the medical advising program. Eligibility checks are conducted after each semester.
Medical Professions Review Board
The Medical Professions Review Board is ancillary to the Medical Professions Advising. The board is composed of faculty members from an array of disciplines, in the College of Science and Mathematics, serving to guide students with the writing and the interviewing components necessary to become strong applicants. Students will meet with dedicated faculty who help students improve their personal statements and provide a platform for mock interviews.
Additionally, the Medical Professions Review Board is available to students who need a composite letter from their undergraduate institution prior to professional school matriculation. To obtain this letter, students must be: 1) compliant with the medical professions advising requirements, 2) have at least three individual letters of recommendation, 3) a completed personal statement, and 4) sit for an ~45 minute interview with multiple Board members.
For more information on Medical Professions Advising services, programs, or events at the Statesboro, Armstrong, or Liberty campuses, please call or email our staff.
Phone: (912) 478-7472