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As the pandemic continues to unfold and knowing the upcoming academic year will look differently for each of you we want to assure you that whatever your choices are for this semester you will continue to have access to prehealth advising.  We ask that you continue to follow Duke’s directions for being on campus, but you will still be able to email HPA advisors and/or schedule virtual meetings.
 

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 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.  Transfer students should see the end of the list for your advisor.

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, 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.

If you are a junior, senior, or recent alum and/or you have not established a relationship with another advisor, you should schedule your advising meetings with your advisor listed here.  However, if you have been working with a particular advisor and you would like to continue that relationship, we encourage you to do so.

We understand that some of you may have worked with a different advisor (or even multiple advisors) and sincerely appreciate your flexibility as we make changes to provide you with better access to advising and expand our resources and programming. 

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 sections below.   If you have questions, call us at 919-684-6221 or email prehealth@duke.edu

 

Advisors for PreMedical Interests

Dorm

Freshman/Sophomore Advisor

Contact Info

Junior/Senior/Alum Advisor

Contact Info

Alspaugh

Mr. Robert Jones

(Dr. Claire Siburt will be on leave starting July 1)

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221           robert.jones549@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/rjjones

Dr. Lawrence Crawford

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221           lawrence.crawford@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/lawrence_crawford-md

Bassett-Epworth

Ms. Cindy Broderius

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221           cynthia.broderius@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/cynthia-broderius

Same

Same

Fall 2018 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) or schedule online at calendly.com/akperz

Ms. Brittany Morhac

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221               brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online at calendly.com/brittanymorhac

Fall 2019 Belltower
Dr. Chris Roy 011 Allen Building  919-684-2130 chris.roy@duke.edu
Appointments: calendly.com/deanchrisroy
Ms. Brittany Morhac 333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221               brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online at calendly.com/brittanymorhac
Blackwell

Ms. Brittany Morhac

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221              brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/brittanymorhac

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) or schedule online at calendly.com/akperz

Ms. Brittany Morhac

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221                 brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/brittanymorhac

East

Ms. Megan Kelly Tisdale

333 Old Chemistry Building, West Campus
919-684-6221                  megan.tisdale@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online at calendly.com/megantisdale or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available for an appointment

Same

Same

Gilbert-Addoms

Ms. Megan Kelly Tisdale

333 Old Chemistry Building, West Campus
919-684-6221                  megan.tisdale@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online at calendly.com/megantisdale or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available for an appointment

Same

Same

Giles

Ms. Megan Kelly Tisdale

333 Old Chemistry Building, West Campus
919-684-6221                  megan.tisdale@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online at calendly.com/megantisdale or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available for an appointment

Same

Same

Jarvis

Dr. Chris Roy

011 Allen Building  919-684-2130 chris.roy@duke.edu
Appointments: calendly.com/deanchrisroy

Same

Same
Pegram

Ms. Cindy Broderius

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221           cynthia.broderius@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/cynthia-broderius

Same

Same

Randolph

Mr. Robert Jones

(Dr. Claire Siburt will be on leave starting July 1)

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221           robert.jones549@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/rjjones

Dr. Lawrence Crawford

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221           lawrence.crawford@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/lawrence_crawford-md

Fall 2018 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) or schedule online at calendly.com/akperz

Ms. Brittany Morhac

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221                 brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/brittanymorhac

Fall 2019 Southgate
Dr. Chris Roy 011 Allen Building  919-684-2130 chris.roy@duke.edu
Appointments: calendly.com/deanchrisroy
Ms. Brittany Morhac 333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221                 brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/brittanymorhac
Trinity

 

 

 

 

 
Trinity

 

Floors 1 & 4 Ms. Cindy Broderius

 

 

 

 

Floors 2 & 3 Dean Alyssa Perz

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221           cynthia.broderius@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/cynthia-broderius

 

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

   
Wilson
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Dr. Chris Roy

011 Allen Building  919-684-2130 chris.roy@duke.edu
Appointments: calendly.com/deanchrisroy
Same

Same

Transfer Students

Ms. Megan Kelly Tisdale

333 Old Chemistry Building, West Campus
919-684-6221                  megan.tisdale@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online at calendly.com/megantisdale or email and attach a screen shot of your calendar or indicate when you are available for an appointment

Same

Same

     

Mr. Robert Jones is currently advising some seniors and alumni who are applying to medical school.

 

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221           robert.jones549@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/rjjones

 

Advisors for Special Interests

Interest

Advisor

Contact Info

MD/PhD Advising

Dr. Chris Roy

011 Allen Building
919-684-2130, chris.roy@duke.edu
Appointments: calendly.com/deanchrisroy
PreDental Advising

Dr. Martha Ann Keels

*Please join Duke's PreDental Society first*

Email marthaann.keels@duke.edu

PrePhysical Therapy Advising

Dr. Rosie Canizares

Email rcc4@duke.edu

PreNursing Advising
Dr. Ernie Rushing

Email ernie.rushing@duke.edu

PrePhysican Assistant Advising

Ms. Brittany Morhac

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221, brittany.morhac@duke.edu
Appointments:  schedule online at calendly.com/brittanymorhac

PrePharmacy Advising

Ms. Cindy Broderius

333 Old Chemistry Building
919-684-6221, cynthia.broderius@duke.edu
Appointments: schedule online at calendly.com/cynthia-broderius
Shadowing Coordinator

Mr. Robert Jones

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