Pre-Health Program

The Pre-Health Program will facilitate the knowledge and resources to support students in the pre-health career decision-making process. Services are provided to students across academic disciplines with an expressed interest in a healthcare profession.  The goal is to prepare well-rounded students to pursue academic and career opportunities upon graduation. Our approach requires individualized, timely assessments of student's undergraduate academic progress toward placement goals. Once students discover their passion for the health profession, we provide academic and professional guidance throughout each stage of the preparation and application processes to ensure students pursue the best fit pathway for their career goals.



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Program Services

  • One-on-one and group academic advising on course selection for pre-health programs
  • Exposure to careers in the health care profession
  • Guidance on the application process for graduate professional school programs
  • Opportunities to network with healthcare professionals
  • Interpersonal skill development focusing on soft skills necessary for successful healthcare professionals
  • Group Information seminars to facilitate post-baccalaureate readiness
  • Individual consultations for career exploration and preparation in the health professions
  • Assessment and review of application materials for health professional/graduate school programs
  • Travel funding for campus visits and professional conferences (limited availability)

Student Expectations

Pre-Health students are expected to do the following:

  • Actively engage in the career exploration process and preparation process
  • Be proactive and intentional in planning academic and professional activities
  • Take full advantage of all resources provided realizing that placement in health professions graduate-professional school program is not an automatic service. It's the overarching goal.
  • Conduct frequent self-assessments of interest and preparation for the next endeavor
  • Do your research! Don't be passive consumers of knowledge and information
  • Discuss your interests with family members. The journey to the health career is a collaborative effort with faculty, students, advisors and family.
  • Network! Network! Network!
  • Build your brand! Who are you beyond your test scores and GPA?
  • Use your time wisely! Don't procrastinate! Pursuing a health career is time-consuming, but requires self-discipline and above all else.



Tracie L. Thomas
Pre-Health Advisor & Coordinator of 
Summer Programs
Minority Health & Health Disparities 
Research Center
Division of Academic Affairs
PSB 307

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Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

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