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2020 Pre-Health Kick-Off

The UF Pre-Health Advising Team is excited to bring our annual Pre-Health Kick-Off event to you in a virtual format! Join us to hear from our Pre-Health Advising Team and UF Professional Schools (Dentistry, Medicine, OT, PA, Pharmacy, PT, and Vet Med). Each UF professional school will host a live Zoom session during the week of September 14th – 17th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., or 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Space is limited for the Zoom sessions, but we will post all recordings on the pre-health website after the event concludes. We also have an “Involvement Fair” feature, highlighting student and community organizations and clubs to get involved with. Please mark your calendar to join us for this event!

Professional School Presentations

DateSessionTimeZoom Info
Monday, September 14, 2020Pre-Health Advising5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Join Zoom Meeting

Monday, September 14, 2020College of Pharmacy6:15 - 7:15 p.m.Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 992 1008 1461
Passcode: 470206
Tuesday, September 15, 2020Occupational Therapy5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Zoom link:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020College of Veterinary Medicine6:15 - 7:15 p.m.Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 979 9370 0491
Password: 862881
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020College of Dentistry5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Join Zoom Meeting
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 961 3306 0813
Password: gogators
Meeting ID: 961 3306 0813
Password: gogators
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+16465588656,,96133060813# US (New York)
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020Physical Therapy6:15 - 7:15 p.m.Meeting URL:
Meeting 996 2003 4414
Passcode 588094
Thursday, September 17, 2020College of Medicine5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 972 9175 5463
Thursday, September 17, 2020Physician Assistant6:00 - 7:00 p.m.Join Zoom Meeting

Student and Community Organization Involvement Fair

The 2020 Pre-Health Kick-Off Involvement Fair is here! See which clubs and organizations are participating, and come back September 14th – 18th to access their pre-recorded informational videos. Involvement Fair participants will be updated regularly. Please check back often to see additional updates for organizations.

Student Organizations

Alpha Epsilon Delta

Alpha Epsilon Delta (Florida Alpha Chapter) is one of the University of Florida’s most respected organizations and most renowned chapters in the U.S. We are a pre-health honor society dedicated to providing unique community service opportunities and guidance throughout the undergraduate process. Email Cole Ferguson.

Food Science and Human Nutrition Club

The Food Science and Human Nutrition Club welcomes all students to share love for food and education. Members have the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff within related departments and have access to a variety of volunteer, scholastic, and leadership opportunities throughout the UF community and beyond. Email Lily Tucciarone.

Friends for Life

FFL is a non-profit organization at the University of Florida that strives to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families. Email Madison Burns.

Gators Against Poverty

Email Courtney Dougherty.

Global Medical Missions Alliance (GMMA)

GMMA was founded under the guiding principles of fellowship, mentorship and medical missions. Our desire is to spread the healing message of God through medical missions work, whether it is in a different country or here at home. We want to mobilize like-minded individuals united through the love and grace of Christ, to provide medical and spiritual assistance to those who need it most. Email Joanne Lee.

Health Educated Asian Leaders (HEAL)

HEAL (Health Educated Asian Leaders) is an organization of students representing various health-related fields at the University of Florida. We are here to bring together students pursuing a career in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, and physical and occupational therapy. Email Deepali Singh & Emily Angelis.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI Gainesville is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, support, and advocacy with the goal to empower individuals living with mental illness and their families, and to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. Elimination of the stigma attached to mental illness is essential to achieve the goals of empowerment, social inclusion, and recovery. Email Marcos Damian-Noyola.

Pre-Professional Service Organization (PSO)

A student-run, non-profit organization that provides exceptional undergraduate pre-health students with a glimpse of this interconnected future. PSO uniquely caters to students of all pre-professional tracks, including but not limited to (pre-) medicine, physician assistant, nursing, veterinary medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and more. By fostering such a distinguished atmosphere of diversity and inclusivity in pre-health, PSO promotes the same connectivity found between healthcare fields. Email Jordan Poe.

Sigma Alpha – Professional Agricultural Sorority

Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. Sigma Alpha has become a national organization consisting of more than 80 chapters, comprised of undergraduate and alumnae members. Today, more than 11,000 members have been initiated into Sigma Alpha Sorority. We’re growing steadily as others in agriculture learn about us. Email Emilee Stump.

UF American Physician Scientist Association (APSA)

APSA fosters research, training, and career development for students interested in building part of their career around basic, translational, epidemiological, or clinical research. Our local chapter is interested in providing opportunities for students interested in research at all levels to meet and learn from successful physician scientists and others here at UF who could serve as advisors and mentors. We are also interested in giving students who are actively conducting research an opportunity to present their findings to their peers. Email Audrey Daugherty.

UF American Student Dental Association (ASDA)

We are a diverse student led and run organization that provides a platform for sharing and discussing knowledge and topics affecting dentistry and students. We foster a sense of pride and belonging in the field of dentistry by encouraging members to become active in its advancement. Email Vrinda Shah.

UF Medical Honors Program (MHP)

Formerly Junior Honors Medical Program (JHMP), MHP is an accelerated 7 Year B.S./M.D. program offered by UF. Admission is open to United States citizens or permanent residents. Intended for undergraduate students who have demonstrated superior scholastic ability, commitment to serving others and personal development during their first two academic years of enrollment at a 4-year, accredited science-degree-granting institution, and who are dedicated to pursuing medicine as a career. When accepted to this program, a student secures a place in medical school at the UF College of Medicine as long as the MHP requirements are completed and academic standards are maintained. Email Danielle Thomas.

UF Minority Health Professional Mentorship Program

Pre-health club at UF that seeks to foster mentorship between minority undergraduate students and minority professional students. Email Monica T. Echagarruga.

UF Pre-Dental Society

To this end, we commit our time, resources, knowledge and hope to bring Medicine, Education and Development to Low Income Families Everywhere. Email Meghana Bhat.

UF Pre-Pharmacy Society

Pre-Pharmacy Society is an organization for students that share an interest in a career in Pharmacy. We are here to bring together pre-pharmacy students at the University of Florida and provide them with information about the different fields that make up Pharmacy. We serve to provide the resources and opportunities for service and leadership to our members. Email Darla Khouri.

UF Pre-Physician Assistant Association (UF PPAA)

To educate University of Florida students about the profession of physician assistant, the process of applying and being admitted into physician assistant school, and volunteering/shadowing opportunities available to students accomplished through educational workshops, academic speakers, and presentations offered by physician assistants, faculty members, and current physician assistant students. Email Tiana DiMarco.

UF Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club

SAVMA is the largest veterinary club at the University of Florida. SAVMA funds a variety of social and veterinary functions every year. Email Samantha Kalman.

UF Undergraduate American Medical Women’s Association (UF UAMWA)

UF Undergraduate American Medical Women’s Association: Pre-Professional Organization for Women interested in a Medical Career or supporting women’s health. Email Kelcey Hernandez.

UF Virology Club

The Society for Viral Studies has been established to promote education of students and the community in the field of viral studies and their impact on public health through guest lectures, travel, and community service. Another purpose of the Society for Viral Studies is to network with authorities in viral studies and public health. Email Karen Yung.

Undergraduate Physical Therapy Association (UPTA)

UPTA is an organization at UF, geared towards students interested in physical therapy. Anyone is welcome to join and attend meetings and events. Email Regan Giordano.

Xtraordinary Joy

Email Logan White.

Community Organizations

Alachua County Humane Society

The goal of the ACHS is to make North Central Florida a sustainable no-kill community where we strive to act as advocates for pets and pet owners, match pets and people for a lifetime, and promote the spaying and neutering of companion animals through education and outreach. Email Lilo Couch and Joshua Sexton.

Camp Kasem

Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Kesem’s flagship program, Camp Kesem, operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer. Founded at Stanford University in 2000, Camp Kesem has since expanded to 131 chapters in 44 states across the country. Email Riley Perozo.

Days for Girls

Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we’re creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all. Website: Email

Lubee Bat Conservancy

Lubee Bat Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving bats and their habitats through research, conservation, and education, with a focus on children and community engagement. Email Alex Kepley.