Students enrolled at UWF who intend to apply for admission to professional schools such as medical, dental, optometry, pediatric medicine or schools of veterinary medicine generally utilize the services of the Health Advisory Committee.
The Health Advisory Committee provides on-going advice (regardless of the student’s major), direct contact with the professional schools, brochures, applications, and other materials of interest to such students. The committee arranges visits of admissions officers from various schools and provides a means of introducing students to local practitioners.
During the application process, candidates for admission to professional schools usually are asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty committee. The Health Advisory Committee serves this function. On request, the Committee will schedule an interview with the candidate. This interview serves three purposes: 1) information is gathered for the preparation of the letter of recommendation, 2) the student’s performance at the interview is critiqued, and 3) the candidate is given some pointers on presentation.
Kristina Behan, PhD - Health Advisory Committee Chair, Pre-Health Advisor
Director, Clinical Lab Sciences
Ted Fox, PhD - AED Faculty Advisor
Steve Smith, MD, Captain USN (retired)
Clinical Lab Sciences
Pamela Tanner, PhD