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Academic Advising Center

Pre-Health Services

Meet the Pre-Health Advisors

Chris Hoffman Brittany Hoover Brittany Schambow Lou Powers Katie Johnson
Chris Hoffman,
Brittany Hoover,
Brittany Schambow,
Bobbi Knickerbocker,
Director PHPB/B120
Pre-Health Curriculum
Katie Johnson,
Pre-Health and
Pre-Law Assistant

Application Review

After March 1st of each application cycle, the Pre-Health advising team is available to review your application to professional school if you have not received any interview invitations, are not waitlisted at any schools, or have received denials from all schools applied to. To request an application review please submit a copy of your primary application, 1-3 secondary applications, and the Application Review form to After your application is reviewed, you will be invited to schedule an appointment to go over recommendations for improving your application. Please allow up to 2 weeks for application reviews.

Faculty Information

UF faculty members occasionally will be asked by students applying to professional schools to write letters of recommendation. We have compiled information that should prove helpful.

Individual Advising

Pre-Health Students may see a pre-health advisor during walk-in advising hours (see our main page for current hours). Walk-ins are generally for questions of 15 minutes or less and should be pre-health related. If you have numerous questions or wish to discuss competitiveness please schedule an appointment. If you have general advising questions you can see an advisor in your college. You should bring the Pre-Health Action Plan with you to any advising session where you may want to discuss your professional development or competitiveness. Juniors and Seniors by term, not credits, may call 352-273-4083 to schedule an appointment. The pre-health assistant is generally available for scheduling appointments from 8:00-11:30 and 1:30-4:00 M, T, Th, and F or 10:00-11:30 and 12:30-5:00 on Wednesdays. Appointments are not available during peak times such as drop/add and advance registration. During peak times, only questions regarding registration will be addressed.

UF students interested in the UF College of Pharmacy may see Wanda Washington in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, G205 Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy Building (HPNP), (352) 273-6400 (selection option 1), or email

UF students interested in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine may see Alex Avelino. To make an appointment, please email:
Subject-line: Pre-Vet Advising
Subject body: Please provide three days and times you are available and your preferred method of communication (e.g. in-person).

Mock Interviews

If you have been invited to an interview at a professional school you can make an appointment for a mock interview with a pre-health advisor. Appointments are 30 minutes in length and will include a simulation of a real interview along with feedback for improving your interviewing skills. Students should come professionally dressed. Please call 352-273-4083 to schedule an appointment. Before your appointment you will need to provide a copy of your interview invitation, personal statement, and resume at least 2 days in advance. If this information is not provided your appointment will be canceled. In the event of an emergency or if you need to reschedule your appointment for any reason, you must call 352-273-4083 at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled time. If you fail to cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance, you may no longer be able to schedule future mock interview appointments. Appointment times are limited during peak periods. The Career Connection Center is also available for mock interviews.

Personal Statement Review

The Pre-Health team is available to review ONE draft of your personal statement. Please watch the Personal Statement workshop prior to submitting your statement. To request a review please submit a copy of the final draft of your personal statement to 2031 Farrior or Once your statement has been reviewed you will be notified. We do not review personal statements via walk-in advising. Due to the high volume of statements received we are not able to do subsequent reviews of your statement. Please allow up to 2 weeks for personal statement reviews.

At the top of your statement please write your Name, UF ID#, date, Gatorlink email address, Pre-Health area (Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, etc.), and the number of characters (with spaces).