Biomedical Pre-Professionals Program Advising

 

Pre-professional Career Advising 

It is important for biomedical pre-professional students (undergraduates, graduate students, and post-baccalaureate students) to meet with the Pre-medical Professions Advisor, Dr. David Waddell, Ph.D. throughout their academic careers and during the process of applying to professional programs.  Dr. Waddell is a member of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) and can provide students with up-to-date information and tips for a successful application.

 

Freshman and Sophomore Advising

The staff in the UNF Academic Center for Excellence (ACE; Bldg. 2/room 1200) provides professional academic advising for all students who have earned less than 60 semester hours of academic credit. Students meet with an advisor prior to registration to ensure their Osprey roadmap is on track and to develop custom course schedules.   

 

Junior and Senior Advising 

After attaining 60 semester hours of academic credit, students meet with an advisor appropriate for their majors.  Students majoring in Biology meet with Ms. Brittany Hanzl and those majoring in Chemistry or Physics meet with Ms. Wilma Case-Starks.  These majors each have biomedical tracks to facilitate completion of professional school pre-requisites while obtaining a UNF academic degree.


Post-baccalaureate Advising 

The UNF Biomedical Pre-professional Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program is ideal for individuals who wish to change careers and pursue a graduate degree in the health professions.  After admission to the Certificate Program, students meet with the Pre-medical Professions Advisor to develop a custom course schedule.  Post-baccalaureate students enrolled in programs other than the Biomedical Pre-professional Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program will meet with Ms. Brittany Hanzl (Biology) or Ms. Wilma Case-Starks (Chemistry and Physics) to develop a custom course schedule.