The Office of Pre-Professional Advising serves current students and alumni pursuing career interests in the healthcare or law professions. Our role is to help you make informed decisions in your pre-health or pre-law course planning, secure relevant experience, overcome obstacles, and navigate the application process.
Our office offers individual advising appointments, small group meetings, and informational sessions, specialized workshops and experiential programs, bi-weekly newsletters for pre-health and pre-law highlighting upcoming events and opportunities, online guides and resources, and other services to assist you in every step of your journey to your career.
Pre-Professional Office Hours
Beginning Tuesday, September 3, the Pre-Professional Advising office’s new Student Advising Space will be located in Shriver Hall, suite 30. In the meantime, Pre-Professional staff can be reached during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., by calling 410-516-4140 or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may also feel free to contact Pre-Professional Advisors directly via email. All Pre-Professional Advising meetings will be conducted virtually by telephone or Skype/Zoom, and by appointment only until in-person appointments resume on September 3.
Garland Hall 300
Our staff is available by phone and email ONLY Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 .pm.
Student Advising Space
Shriver Hall 030
Administrative staff will be available from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Advising is by appointment only. Drop-in advising hours are Monday–Thursday 12–1 p.m.
News & Announcements
INTERVIEW: LAUREN ALTUS ’17, PENN LAW 2L
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