Are you interested in pursuing a graduate health education?

NMSU Pre-Health Professions Advising seeks to empower and support students interested in healthcare professions as they engage in a process of exploring, preparing for, and applying to healthcare professional programs. Pre-Health students are those seeking admission to professional graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapies, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, optometry, chiropractic medicine, podiatry and others.

Health professional schools are interested in individuals who are broadly educated and well-rounded in achievement while pursuing rigorous course loads. Although many health professional schools focus on prerequisite coursework in the life and physical sciences, preparation for admission isn’t limited to academics. Click here to discover the path you should take in order to get into a graduate health program.



Pre-Health Professions Advising seeks to assist and support NMSU students in a process of education and preparation to achieve the most competitive application for graduate health school admission as is possible by the effort of the individual student. To this end, NMSU Pre-Health Professions Advising:

  • Provides both walk-in and appointment-based career advising for Pre-Health students.
  • Helps prospective Pre-Health students explore the many career options related to healthcare and determining which profession most relates to their values, interests, abilities, as well as their personal and professional goals.
  • Assists Pre-health students in preparing for their health school application, which includes guidance on the academic coursework and non-academic requirements such as job shadowing, healthcare-related experiences, community service opportunities, leadership development, and preparing to take the necessary health school admissions exam (MCAT, DAT, PCAT, OAT, or GRE).
  • Provides assistance to Pre-health students as they complete and submit their application for health professional programs, including navigating the formal application process, understanding central application services, writing a personal statement, requesting letters of recommendation, and preparing for admissions interviews.
  • Serves as the point of contact for NMSU Pre-Health students concerning information related to Health School admissions tests (MCAT, DAT, PCAT, OAT and GRE).