Talk to an Advisor

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.

All advisor assignments are based on your first-year dorm.  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. 

First-year and sophomore 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. 

Junior, 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.  Students planning to apply to MD/PhD programs meet with the MD/PhD advisor listed in Special Interests.  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.  

Special Interest advising recognizes the differences needed for students with an interest in pursuing programs in dentistry, veterinary, 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.

Please do not make appointments with more than one advisor 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 sections below.   If you have questions, call the HPA Office at 919-684-6221 or email prehealth@duke.edu

 

Your Advisor

Dorm

Freshman/Sophomore Advisor

Contact Info

Junior/Senior/Alum Advisor

Contact Info

Alspaugh

Dr. Donna Kostyu

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221    ddkk@duke.edu
Appointments:  call or email

Same

Same

Bassett-Epworth

Ms. Cindy Broderius

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221           cynthia.broderius@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online through Advisestream, call or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Same

Same

Belltower

Dr. Alyssa Perz

011 Allen Building
919-684-2130                            akperz@duke.edu
Appointments: call during the day (Mon-Fri, 8 am to 5 pm)

Ms. Brittany Morhac

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221               brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online through Advisestream, call, or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Blackwell (Prior to Fall 17)

Dr. Donna Kostyu

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221                               ddkk@duke.edu
Appointments:  call or email

Ms. Brittany Morhac

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221               brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online through Advisestream, call, or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Blackwell (Fall 18-present)

Ms. Brittany Morhac

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221              brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online through Advisestream, call, or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Same

Same

Brown

Dr. Alyssa Perz

011 Allen Building
919-684-2130                            akperz@duke.edu
Appointments: call during the day (Mon-Fri, 8 am to 5 pm)

Ms. Brittany Morhac

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221                 brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online through Advisestream, call, or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

East

Dr. David Rabiner

110 Academic Advising Center
919-684-6217                  david.rabiner@duke.edu
Appointments: call during the day (Mon-Fri, 8 am to 5 pm)​

Ms. Megan Tisdale

333 Old Chemistry Building, West Campus
919-684-6221                  megan.tisdale@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online through Advisestream, call, or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Gilbert-Addoms

Dr. Bernie Fischer

139 MSRB I
919-660-0258                 bernie.fischer@duke.edu
Appointments: email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available for an appointment

Ms. Megan Tisdale

333 Old Chemistry Building, West Campus
919-684-6221                  megan.tisdale@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online through Advisestream, call, or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Giles

Ms. Megan Tisdale

333 Old Chemistry Building, West Campus
919-684-6221                megan.tisdale@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online through Advisestream, call, or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Same

Same

Jarvis

Dr. Chris Roy

1222 French Family Science Center
919-660-1518                          chris.roy@duke.edu
Appointments: email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Dr. Chris Roy

OR

Ms. Megan Tisdale -->

333 Old Chemistry Building, West Campus
919-684-6221                  megan.tisdale@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online through Advisestream, call or email attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Pegram

Ms. Cindy Broderius

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221 cynthia.broderius@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online through Advisestream, call or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Same

Same

Randolph

Dr. Donna Kostyu

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221                                ddkk@duke.edu
Appointments:  call or email

Same

Same

Southgate

Dr. Alyssa Perz

011 Allen Building
919-684-2130                             akperz@duke.edu
Appointments: call during the day (Mon-Fri, 8 am to 5 pm)

Ms. Brittany Morhac

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221                 brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online through Advisestream, call, or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Wilson
 
 
 
 
 

Dr. Chris Roy

1222 French Family Science Center
919-660-1518                           chris.roy@duke.edu
Appointments: email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available for an appointment

Dr. Chris Roy

OR

Ms. Megan Tisdale -->

333 Old Chemistry Building, West Campus
919-684-6221                  megan.tisdale@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online through Advisestream, call or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available

Advisors for Special Interests

For appointments, email the individual below (or call the listed phone number if a phone number is given).

MD/PhD Advising

Dr. Donna Kostyu, ddkk@duke.edu

PreDental Advising

Dr. Martha Ann Keels, marthaann.keels@duke.edu

*Please join Duke's PreDental Society first*

PreVet Advising

Dr. Bernie Fischer, bernie.fischer@duke.edu

PrePhysical Therapy Advising

Dr. Rosie Canizares, rcc4@duke.edu

PreNursing Advising

Dr. Ernie Rushing, ernie.rushing@duke.edu

Prehealth Liaison in the Career Center

Nathan Wilson, nathan.wilson@duke.edu

PrePharmacy Advising

Cindy Broderius, 919-684-6221 or cynthia.broderius@duke.edu

Shadowing Coordinator 

Contact the Office of Prehealth Advising at 919-684-6221 or prehealth@duke.edu

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