Pre-Health Advising

Helping you to the next step.

Pre-health faculty advisors serve as a second academic advisor, making sure that you understand which Butler courses you need to take in order to satisfy prerequisites for your professional health school of choice. In addition to academic advising, we provide information on selecting and applying to professional schools.

Competition for seats in professional schools continues to grow.

Establishing a career in the health field is a noble and rewarding goal. While working at Butler to complete your undergraduate degree, you can also build in a pre-professional curriculum and the experiences to make you the best possible candidate for a career in medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, and veterinary medicine, or as a physician assistant.

Applying to medical school can be overwhelming. We can help you as you navigate your way through applications, recommendation letters, personal statements, and deadlines. Pre-health advising at Butler University is geared toward undergraduate students (and recent graduates) who intend to apply to a graduate-level health professional school.

Our Services

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Pre-Professional Areas of Interest

Students who are interested in pursuing admittance to a health professional program after graduation from Butler University may choose to participate in Pre-Health Advising for Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, or Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

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Our Advisors

Pre-Health Advisors are Butler University professors who teach in a variety of disciplines across campus. Each of the two pre-health advisors serves a four-year term; two years as the junior pre-health advisor assisting the first-year and sophomore class and then two more years as the senior pre-health advisor to the junior and senior class.

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Important Dates

Did you know that most pre-professional students apply to professional schools before their senior year even begins? Keep the application deadlines on your calendar. The Pre-Health program also offers a variety of events such as networking opportunities, guest speakers, and student societies throughout the year for participating students.

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For Faculty

Do you need assistance with advising a pre-health student on the recommended curriculum? Have you been asked to write a letter of recommendation? Our office can provide you with all the assistance you’ll need to help with the process.