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To provide information, academic advisement, and other support functions to students who wish to apply for acceptance to professional schools in health-related disciplines.
Pre-professional programs of study
How we serve pre-professional students
The Office of Medical Professions Advisement at ETSU will provide advisement to help you develop academically and personally. We help students research professional schools and deliver workshops design to help budding health professionals become competitive applicants to the professional schools of their choice. Our advisors teach a Health Professions Exploration Seminar course, which helps students understand professional school requirements, the importance of practical experience, the significance of cultivating a personal code of ethics, current issues and trends in our national and global health care delivery system, and the purpose of critical thinking for health care professionals.
Incoming first-time freshman may also apply to be a part of our Pre-Health Living-Learning Community (PHLLC).
Pre-professional and major advisement
All pre-professional programs are programs of study, not majors. Therefore, pre-professional students must select a major and minor by the time 60 credit hours have been completed. The pre-professional student may choose from over one hundred undergraduate majors at ETSU. Although many students pursue a math or science degree, it is not required. Professional schools look for students that are well-rounded academically, socially and portray professional competence. Although some professional schools do not require a degree, we encourage all students to strive for the four-year degree while applying to their professional schools of choice.
Learn more about advisement in the MPA here.
Where to find us
The Office of Medical Professions Advisement at ETSU operates under the auspices of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at East Tennessee State University. It is housed within the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE). We are located on the main campus, inside the Advisement Resource Career Center (ARC), on the 2nd floor of the D.P. Culp Center.