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.

Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to Duke! 

We are eager to support members of the Class of 2027, so have prepared some materials and group advising opportunities for you to use this summer.  

 

  1. Members of our team will offer two sessions as part of the Summer Transition Series and leave plenty of time for your questions. Here are the details and registration links: 

 

Tuesday, June 13

Prehealth Advising
Connect with Prehealth Advisors to get your advising and registration questions answered.

4:00 PM EDT

Register here!

Thursday, July 6

Prehealth Advising
Connect with Prehealth Advisors to get your advising and registration questions answered.

4:00 PM EDT

Register here!

These sessions will be recorded and you can watch them on demand by navigating to the links found here after the events: https://bluebook.duke.edu/first-year-students/orientation/summer-engagement/will

 

  1. We have Tips on Choosing Fall Classes here:  https://duke.box.com/s/n3peh1c303uxz5dl1qqp7mldrxpc6siu (you will need to use your Duke NetID to log into Duke Box to access this file). 
  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. 
  3. If you have questions concerning classes and registration for fall, we encourage you to connect with your College Advisor or an advisor in the Academic Advising Center.   Sometimes you may need to consult with departmental placement pages and ask the Directors of Undergraduate Studies or other personnel questions about your specific situation.
  4. 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 in August.
  5. We look forward to meeting you at our Welcome Events which will be scheduled the first two weeks of classes and announced on our listserv. 
  6. If you have any difficulty accessing materials from our website, please email prehealth@duke.edu and let us know.

Welcome to Duke! We have created opportunities for you to connect with the HPA Office during your first year at Duke: 

Sophomore year advising focuses on preparation, requirements, making plans, and exploring opportunities. We recommend that you meet with your advisor at least once a year to discuss requirements, answer any questions that you have, and to review your interests and plans. You may find it helpful to review the Prepare section of our website. 

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. 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.

 

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

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

Senior and alumni 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 2022, please continue to work with your RMA advisor.  See more information Advising for Applicants in the 2023M Cohort.
 

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*
PrePhysical Therapy Advising
Dr. Rosie Canizares
Email:  rcc4@duke.edu
PreNursing Advising
Coming Soon! 
PrePhysican Assistant Advising
Mr. Robert Jones
333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221  robert.jones549@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/rjjones
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
333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221,   prehealth@duke.edu
Inquiries:  call or email