Pre-Health Professions Advising
Start your health career journey at Illinois State. You’ll have everything you need to build the future you want. Whatever you get into, you’re going to make a big impact and make people’s lives better.
We’re here for you every step of the way.
Biological Sciences Pre-Health Advisor
The path to becoming a health professional includes tough classes and lots of moving pieces. As pre-health advisors, our job is lighten your mental load a bit and pay attention to the big picture. Here’s how we help:
Finding the right fit
If you aren’t quite sure what you want to do in health, we can help you find a path that suits you.
Whatever path you choose to take will require lots of planning, and there is no checklist. We know what courses you need to take and when to take them - saving you time and money.
You’ll encounter lots of joys and challenges along the way. We’ll celebrate the good times and work through the tough stuff side-by-side.
How It Works
If you’re ready to take the first step in your health career journey, we’re ready to help.
Choose a major you're passionate about.
We don’t offer majors in pre-health fields. You can major in whatever gets you excited to go to class. If you need help choosing a program or want to know which ones align best with your career goals, talk to us.
Plan with us.
After you choose a major, tell us what you want to do or what you’re thinking about. We’ll help you figure out your best plan of action.
Take advantage of your advisors’ expertise.
We’ll all work together to get you where you want to go. Stay in touch with us throughout your time at Illinois State.
Explore Your Pre-Health Options
Become a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).
Maintain the health of teeth, gums, and other areas around the mouth.
Practice medicine under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician.
Ease pain and help people function, move, and live better.
Help people perform activities required for daily life.
Prepare and dispense medication.
Provide care for the eye.
Treat and prevent pain in the spine and musculoskeletal system.
It’s challenging to get into medical programs. Our pre-health student organizations give you a competitive advantage through community service and networking with professionals.
Open to anyone interested in a health profession.
Open to any student interested in dentistry.
Friends of Doctors Without Borders
Educate others on health inequities around the world and help fundraise for the national organization, Doctors Without Borders.
Find us (Friends of Doctors Without Borders) on Redbird Life
Pre-Physician Assistant Club
Open to anyone interested in becoming a Physician Assistant.
Imagine Your Possibilities
Our alumni move on to amazing places, just like you will someday.