The Office of Health Professions Advising at Duke is committed to providing holistic advising to all Duke undergraduates interested in preparing for a career in the health professions. Our comprehensive, personalized advising begins your first year and can continue for up to five years post-graduation with everything from course planning, experiential preparation, application process and acceptance management. In addition to advising we offer information sessions, a weekly newsletter with announcements and opportunities, and mock interviews. (Please note that we are not able to meet with or advise prospective students.)

All advising is based on your graduating class. Please open the section below which matches your graduation year. Please note that you may have one advisor for your first-year and sophomore year and a different advisor for your junior/senior/alum years. Transfer students should see the end of the list for your advisor. Duke Kunshan students should meet with DKU Office of Undergraduate Advising.

Please do not make appointments with more than one advisor or send multiple emails for the same issue/time period. You will receive the same helpful support from all advisors and this double booking leads to limited availability and confusion. 

To learn more about prehealth advisors—including contact information—refer to the expandable sections below. If you have questions, call us at 919-684-6221 or email prehealth@duke.edu.

Welcome Class of 2028

  1. Listen to the Prehealth Advising at Duke Presentation held Monday April 15, 2024 from 5:00 – 6:00PM EST.- In this session you will meet members of the Duke Prehealth Advising team and learn about how our office supports prehealth students while they are preparing and applying to health professional schools.  We will highlight how Duke students engage with academic and co-curricular experiences to develop personally and professionally.  For event access and to listen to the recording, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.
  2. We encourage you to review the Prepare section of our website as you begin to explore health professions.  Our office has included several resources, including Prehealth Tips for Fall, Course Planning Worksheets for Trinity and Pratt, and sample schedules to assist you.   Duke Kunshan students should meet with DKU Office of Undergraduate Advising.
  3. Please join our Listserv to receive notices and announcements of interest to prehealth students.  We will start a weekly series of communications and send it to that list beginning fall 2024.
  4. Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/duke_hpa and review our events page.

Getting Started

  1. We encourage you to review the Prepare section of our website as you begin to explore health professions.  Our office has included several resources, including Prehealth Tips for Fall, Course Planning Worksheets for Trinity and Pratt, and sample schedules to assist you.   Duke Kunshan students should meet with DKU Office of Undergraduate Advising.
  2. Please join our Listserv, to receive notices and announcements of interest to prehealth students.  We will start a weekly series of communications and send it to that list.

Drop-in Advising  (Summer Schedule)- Virtual drop-ins on Wednesdays from 12-3PM (https://duke.zoom.us/j/98393071310).   Please note: Drop-ins will not take place on June 19 and 26th.

Changes to the weekly schedules will be announced in the HPA newsletter.

We have created opportunities for you to connect with the Duke Office of Health Professions Advising: 

  1. Please review the Prepare section of our website.  

  2. Please sign up for the prehealth listserv!

  3. To be assigned a Sophomore HPA advisor please complete Four-Year Course Planning Workshop Materials  & Pulse Check Workshop Materials.  Submit your Four-Year Planning and Pulse Check forms here.  Duke Kunshan students should meet with DKU Office of Undergraduate Advising.

  4. Drop-in Advising  (Summer Schedule)- Virtual drop-ins on Wednesdays from 12-3PM (https://duke.zoom.us/j/98393071310).   Please note: Drop-ins will not take place on June 19 and  June 26th

Changes to the weekly schedules will be announced in the HPA newsletter.

 

 

 

 

 

Junior advising focuses on final coursework, timing of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or other exam, the application process, choice of schools, and letters of recommendation. We recommend that you talk with an advisor at least once a year to be sure you are on track and will be ready to apply at the time you wish. This also helps us get to know you better when we write a committee letter on your behalf. Please note that you may have one advisor for your sophomore year and a different advisor for your junior/senior/alum years. Duke Kunshan students should meet with DKU Office of Undergraduate Advising.

  • Please sign up for the prehealth listserv!
  • To be assigned a junior advisor please update your Pulse Check form and submit it here.  Duke Kunshan students should meet with DKU Office of Undergraduate Advising.
  • Fall 2023 Check-In Event (Did you miss the presentation? Listen to the recording here.)

Senior advising focuses on final coursework, timing of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or other exam, the application process, choice of schools, letters of recommendation, interview preparation and gap year opportunities. We recommend that you talk with an advisor at least once a year to be sure you are on track and will be ready to apply at the time you wish. This also helps us get to know you better when we write a committee letter on your behalf. All advisor assignments are based on your first-year dorm or living situation. Please note that you may have one advisor for your first-year and sophomore year and a different advisor for your junior/senior/alum years. Transfer students should see the end of the list for your advisor. Duke Kunshan students should meet with DKU Office of Undergraduate Advising. If you applied to medical school in summer 2023, please continue to work with your RMA advisor.  See more information Advising for Applicants in the 2024M Cohort.
 

DormJunior AdvisorEmailCalendly Appointments
TransfersMr. Robert Jones, IIIRobert.jones549@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/robert-jones-iii
300 SwiftMs. Brittany Morhacbrittany.morhac@duke.educalendly.com/brittanymorhac
AlspaughDr. Alyssa Perzalyssa.perz@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/deanperz
BassettMs. Mary-Charles Hornmarycharles.horn@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
BelltowerDr. Alyssa Perzakperz@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/deanperz
Blackwell Dr. Alyssa Perzakperz@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/deanperz
Brown Ms. Brittany Morhacbrittany.morhac@duke.educalendly.com/brittanymorhac
CrowellMr. Robert Jones, IIIRobert.jones549@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/robert-jones-iii
EdensMs. Mary-Charles Hornmarycharles.horn@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
GADr. Alyssa Perzakperz@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/deanperz
GilesDr. Alyssa Perzakperz@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/deanperz
HollowsMs. Brittany Morhacbrittany.morhac@duke.educalendly.com/brittanymorhac
KeohaneDr. Alyssa Perzakperz@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/deanperz
Others/TransferMr. Robert Jones, IIIRobert.jones549@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/robert-jones-iii
PegramMs. Mary-Charles Hornmarycharles.horn@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
RandolphDr. Alyssa Perzakperz@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/deanperz
Southgate Dr. Alyssa Perzakperz@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/deanperz
TrinityMr. Robert Jones, IIIRobert.jones549@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/robert-jones-iii
WaDukeMs. Brittany Morhac brittany.morhac@duke.educalendly.com/brittanymorhac
WannamakerMs. Mary-Charles Hornmarycharles.horn@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
WilsonMr. Robert Jones, IIIRobert.jones549@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/robert-jones-iii
Remote/Living Situation not listedMr. Robert Jones, IIIRobert.jones549@duke.eduhttps://calendly.com/robert-jones-iii

**Duke Kunshan students should meet with DKU Office of Undergraduate Advising.

The Office of Health Professions Advising provides prehealth advising to Duke alumni who graduated with degrees from Trinity or Pratt within the last five years.  If you have worked with our office, please continue to work with your junior/senior advisor.  If you are new to prehealth and have not worked with an advisor from our office, please schedule appointments with Mr. David Frankel.  Join our alumni listserv to stay connected with HPA and receive our weekly announcements.  To request an extension of your NETID for access to online resources, complete the NETID Request Form.

**Duke Kunshan students should meet with DKU Office of Undergraduate Advising.

Special Interest advising recognizes the differences needed for students with an interest in pursuing programs in dentistry, physical therapy, nursing and pharmacy. Please see the bottom of this page for the specific advisors based on your interest. For all others contact the Office of Health Professions Advising.

 

Interest
Advisor
Contact Info
PreDental Advising
Dr. Martha Ann Keels
*Please join Duke's PreDental Society first*
PreOccupational TherapyDr. Tomeico FaisonEmail: tomeico.faison@duke.edu
PrePhysical Therapy Advising
Dr. Rosie Canizares
Email:  rcc4@duke.edu
PreNursing Advising
Coming Soon! 
PrePhysican Assistant Advising
Mr. Robert Jones, III
333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221  robert.jones549@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at https://calendly.com/robert-jones-iii
PrePharmacy Advising
Ms. Mary-Charles Horn
333 Old Chemistry Building, 919-684-6221, marycharles.horn@duke.edu
PreVet Advising
Dr. Bernie FischerEmail: bernie.fischer@duke.edu
Shadowing Coordinator
 
Mr. Robert Jones, III

 

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221,   prehealth@duke.edu
Inquiries:  call or email