KSU Pre-Health Professions Program
Academic Advising is important for all students but it is particularly important for those interested in a health career. Pre-Health students have unique advising needs. Many students interested in the health professions will spend only a few semesters at K-State. During that brief time they must complete very specific courses to qualify for application to the professional schools. Each professional school has its own requirements, which can change frequently. Application to professional health progrms and schools is very competitive. Health Professions Advisors help keep students abreast of the courses and other requirements necessary to make them competitive applicants.STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO MEET WITH A PRE-HEALTH ADVISOR FREQUENTLY.
Health Professions Advisors:
- Help with long-range planning specific to each student's choice of health profession and particular academic needs. Since long-range planning cannot be done during the pre-enrollment periods, students are encouraged to meet with their advisor at another times for this type planning.
- Assist in developing a "Plan B" or alternate degree/career option. All student interested in a health career are encouraged to develop an alternate career plan. K-State consistently produces students whose applications are as competitive as those of students from any school in the country. Competition for seats in professional schools however is very intense. Some excellent students who are well qualified may not be accepted simply because the supply of students far exceeds the number of seats available in the professional school. Realistic students have a back-up plan. Many students re-apply a second or third time and are eventually successful in being admitted to a professional program. During the reapplication period the "Plan B" can be implemented.
- Assist with the application process. Health Professions Advisors help students build outstanding resumes by keeping them apprised of what professional schools consider most important in an application. This includes advising applicants about competitive grade point averages (GPA) and competitve entrance exam scores, observation and experience requirements, and leadership activities that will enhance their applications.
For additional information contact:
Health Professions Advising Office
College of Arts and Sciences
Kansas State University
113 Eisenhower Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1011