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The Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising (PHPL Advising) office provides guidance and support to students interested in pursuing careers in the health and legal professions. Specifically, PHPL Advising provides information about the field of law and a wide variety of health-related fields such as allopathic medicine (M.D.), osteopathic medicine (D.O.), dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public health.

Our advisors assist Pre-Health and Pre-Law students as they develop and progress through four phases:

1) EXPLORATION – Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising can …

  • introduce you to information concerning the various legal and health-related professions.
  • help you narrow your focus to a legal or health profession of most interest to you.
  • provide resources to help you explore more about specific legal or health professions.

 After you know which profession you want to pursue …

2) PREPARATION – Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising can …

  • assist you in choosing a major, minor, or certificate program to meet your interests and health professional or law school entrance requirements.
  • guide you toward taking the correct prerequisite courses for the health professional or law school you choose to pursue.
  • provide you with information about possible volunteer, community service, shadowing, and/or research opportunities.
  • help introduce you to numerous UCF Pre-Professional Student Organizations.

Near the end of your preparation for professional school …

3) APPLICATION – Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising can …

  • help you identify the health professional or law schools where your application can be most competitive.
  • tell you when and which exam (e.g., LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT, etc.) to take for your chosen professional school.
  • help you identify which application service to use when applying to your chosen professional schools.
  • assist you in crafting your personal statement and preparing for the interview process.

 After you have applied, and been accepted …

4) DECISION-MAKING – Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising can…

  • assist you in weighing the “pros” and “cons” of the acceptance offers you have received.
  • apprise you of various potential financial aid resources.
  • wish you all the best after you have made your decision and accepted an offer to a health professional or law school, and we’ll ask you to keep in touch!