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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.

Class of 2026 Advising

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

  • Please review the Prepare section of our website.
  • Please sign up for the prehealth listserv!
  • HPA will offer registration drop-in advising for 1st year students via ZoomMondays from 3PM - 5 PM, Tuesdays from 12 noon - 2:00 PM, Wednesdays from 10AM - 12 noon and Fridays from 12 noon-2:00 PM.  Please Zoom in with your questions! 
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Class of 2025 Advising

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. 

  • Please sign up for the prehealth listserv!
  • HPA will offer registration drop-in advising for Sophomore students via ZoomMondays from 3PM - 5 PM, Tuesdays from 12 noon - 2PM, Wednesdays from 10AM - 12 noon and Fridays from 12 noon-2PM.  Please Zoom in with your questions!
  • 2022-2023 FLEXMED Program-Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Sophomore students are eligible to apply to FlexMed at Ichan School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.  The best source of information about applying comes from Ichan. Please visit their website for application guidelines and procedures and review the flyer.  Register to attend one of the following Informational Webinars here.  Thursday, October 27 at 1:30 PM EST, Tuesday, November 15 at 1:30 PM EST, Tuesday, December 6 at 1:30 PM EST, Tuesday, December 13 at 1:30 PM EST, Thursday, January 5 at 1:30 PM EST and Tuesday, January 10 at 1:30 PM EST.
  • One-on-one advising has started! Please complete a Four-year Course Plan and a Pulse Check self-assessment and submit PDF or JPEG files here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2csH6O6PGQXy2kS.  For assistance in completing the Pulse Check form, view the Pulse Check Recording.  Once we have verified completion of the requirements you will receive information about your sophomore advisor assignment within 72 hours of submission.  Please send questions to prehealth@duke.edu
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    Class of 2024 Prehealth Advisors

    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.

    JUNIOR EVENTS: (Register here)

    Applying to MD/PhD Programs-Are you a junior/senior/alumnus who has recently applied or plans to apply to MD/PhD programs in an upcoming cycle?  Please join HPA on December 1st from 5:30-6:30PM in 116-Old Chemistry for an event featuring Ms. Andrea Liu, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Duke School of Medicine and Assistant Director, Medical Scientist Training Program.  Ms. Liu will highlight how preparation and applications for MD/PhD programs differ from MD only admissions.  She will offer advice from the perspective of an admissions committee on how to prepare and present your narrative in applications, essays, and interviews.  Please bring your questions. 

    *INTERIM ADVISOR ANNOUNCEMENT!  As many of you know, Ms. Morhac will be out this fall on maternity leave.  Please work with your assigned interim advisor until her return in early December.  First review the chart below, and if you are one of Ms. Morhac’s advisees and your last name begins with: 

    Dorm Junior Advisor Office Location Email Calendly Appointments
    Transfers Mr. Robert Jones, III 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. Robert.jones549@duke.edu https://calendly.com/rjjones
    300 Swift Ms. Brittany Morhac *(See Above) 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. brittany.morhac@duke.edu calendly.com/brittanymorhac
    Alspaugh Dr. Alyssa Perz 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. alyssa.perz@duke.edu https://calendly.com/akperz
    Bassett Ms. Mary-Charles Horn 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. marycharles.horn@duke.edu https://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
    Belltower Dr. Alyssa Perz 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. akperz@duke.edu https://calendly.com/akperz
    Blackwell  Dr. Alyssa Perz 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. akperz@duke.edu https://calendly.com/akperz
    Brown  Ms. Brittany Morhac *(See Above) 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. brittany.morhac@duke.edu calendly.com/brittanymorhac
    Crowell Mr. Robert Jones, III 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. Robert.jones549@duke.edu https://calendly.com/rjjones
    Edens Ms. Mary-Charles Horn 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. marycharles.horn@duke.edu https://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
    GA Dr. Alyssa Perz 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. akperz@duke.edu https://calendly.com/akperz
    Giles Dr. Alyssa Perz 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. akperz@duke.edu https://calendly.com/akperz
    Hollows Ms. Brittany Morhac *(See Above) 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. brittany.morhac@duke.edu calendly.com/brittanymorhac
    Keohane Dr. Alyssa Perz 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. akperz@duke.edu https://calendly.com/akperz
    Others/Transfer Mr. Robert Jones, III 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. Robert.jones549@duke.edu https://calendly.com/rjjones
    Pegram Ms. Mary-Charles Horn 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. marycharles.horn@duke.edu https://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
    Randolph Dr. Alyssa Perz 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. akperz@duke.edu https://calendly.com/akperz
    Southgate  Dr. Alyssa Perz 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. akperz@duke.edu https://calendly.com/akperz
    Trinity Mr. Robert Jones, III 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. Robert.jones549@duke.edu https://calendly.com/rjjones
    WaDuke Ms. Brittany Morhac *(See Above) 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. brittany.morhac@duke.edu calendly.com/brittanymorhac
    Wannamaker Ms. Mary-Charles Horn 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. marycharles.horn@duke.edu https://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
    Wilson Mr. Robert Jones, III 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. Robert.jones549@duke.edu https://calendly.com/rjjones
    Remote/Living Situation not listed Mr. Robert Jones, III 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. Robert.jones549@duke.edu https://calendly.com/rjjones
      **Duke Kunshan students should meet with DKU Office of Undergraduate Advising.

     

     
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    Classes of 2023 & Alumni Prehealth Advisors

    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.

    SENIOR AND ALUMNI EVENTS: (Register here)

    Applying to MD/PhD Programs-Are you a junior/senior/alumnus who has recently applied or plans to apply to MD/PhD programs in an upcoming cycle?  Please join HPA on December 1st from 5:30-6:30PM in 116-Old Chemistry for an event featuring Ms. Andrea Liu, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Duke School of Medicine and Assistant Director, Medical Scientist Training Program.  Ms. Liu will highlight how preparation and applications for MD/PhD programs differ from MD only admissions.  She will offer advice from the perspective of an admissions committee on how to prepare and present your narrative in applications, essays, and interviews.  Please bring your questions. 

    *INTERIM ADVISOR ANNOUNCEMENT!  As many of you know, Ms. Morhac will be out this fall on maternity leave.  Please work with your assigned interim advisor until her return in early December.  First review the chart below, and if you are one of Ms. Morhac’s advisees and your last name begins with: 

    Dorm 2023 Senior/Alumni Advisor Office Location Email Calendly Appointments
    Alspaugh Ms. Mary-Charles Horn 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. marycharles.horn@duke.edu https://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
    Bassett Ms. Mary-Charles Horn 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. marycharles.horn@duke.edu https://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
    Belltower Ms. Brittany Morhac *(See Above) 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. brittany.morhac@duke.edu calendly.com/brittanymorhac
    Blackwell  Ms. Brittany Morhac *(See Above) 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. brittany.morhac@duke.edu calendly.com/brittanymorhac
    Brown  Ms. Brittany Morhac *(See Above) 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. brittany.morhac@duke.edu calendly.com/brittanymorhac
    GA Mr. Robert Jones, III 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. Robert.jones549@duke.edu https://calendly.com/rjjones
    Giles Ms. Mary-Charles Horn 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. marycharles.horn@duke.edu https://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
    Jarvis Mr. Robert Jones, III 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. Robert.jones549@duke.edu https://calendly.com/rjjones
    Others/Transfer Mr. Robert Jones, III 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. Robert.jones549@duke.edu https://calendly.com/rjjones
    Pegram Ms. Mary-Charles Horn 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. marycharles.horn@duke.edu https://calendly.com/marycharleshorn
    Randolph Ms. Brittany Morhac *(See Above) 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. brittany.morhac@duke.edu calendly.com/brittanymorhac
    Southgate  Ms. Brittany Morhac *(See Above) 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. brittany.morhac@duke.edu calendly.com/brittanymorhac
    Trinity Mr. Robert Jones, III 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. Robert.jones549@duke.edu https://calendly.com/rjjones
    Wilson Mr. Robert Jones, III 333 Old Chemistry Bldg. Robert.jones549@duke.edu https://calendly.com/rjjones

     

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    Special Interest Advisors

    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 Fischer Email: bernie.fischer@duke.edu
    Shadowing Coordinator
    Mr. Robert Jones
    333 Old Chemistry Building
    919-684-6221,   prehealth@duke.edu
    Inquiries:  call or email
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