Pre-Health Students

Learn more about advising students in Rollins’ Pre-Health Professions Advising Program, including year-by-year milestones.

About the Pre-Health Professions Advising Program

Pre-health students are considering careers in dentistry, medicine, optometry, podiatry, veterinary medicine, and various allied health professions (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.). In addition to their faculty advisor, pre-health students will need to meet with the pre-health advisor every year to review the required curricula sequencing and co-curricula milestones for students planning careers in dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, and allied health professions. Students may major in any discipline as long as they include in their curriculum the required core science courses.

Milestones for Pre-Health Students

 

First Year

  • Attend Pre-Health Professions Advising Program Sessions
  • Meet with the pre-health advisor, contact Dr. Jayashree Shivamoggi, jshivamoggi@rollins.edu 

Curriculum Recommendations for All Pre-Health Students

  • Fall: CHM 120 and ENG 140
  • Spring: BIO 120 and CHM 121
  • Fall/Spring: A Math course at MAT 110/111 or above
  • Meet with pre-health advisor for additional curricular and co-curricular recommendations based on your specific goals.

Rollins Observership Experience
Rollins partners with Florida Hospital to allow students from Rollins to participate in a medical observership. Students are assigned a particular area such as surgery, emergency medicine, and family practice. Students spend 8 hours/day for one week during either our January intercession or in the summer. The long day of interaction allows students to observe the life of a physician and to talk with physicians, nurses, residents and medical students.  Students have had positive experiences that help them decide if medicine is the right career for them.  See the Chief Health Professors Advisor to learn about the application process.

Health Professions Advising Portfolio
The Health Professions Advising Portfolio (HPAP) is a web application that allows you to log entries from your medical and community volunteer experiences.  It also provides links to medical associations.  All students in the HPAP are automatically enrolled in a Blackboard course called HPAP.  The Blackboard site for this course also has information about events and information and the health sciences.  Students who sign up for HPAP will be sent e-mails about health sciences meetings with the Chief Health Science Adviser, scholarships programs, and about visits from health professional schools representatives.  Signing up for HPAP is done through Foxlink from the Rollins r-net website.

Professor Evaluations
To participate in the formal HPAC interview and have an evaluation prepared for you professional school application, a minimum of four (4) professors from whom you have taken courses must submit evaluation forms.  Professors from courses in the laboratory natural sciences must submit four of these forms.  Print out the professor evaluation form, sign the waiver at the top, and submit it to professors who know you well enough to give a good evaluation of your qualities as a health professional school applicant.

Health Professions Application Packet
Prior to requesting an HPAC interview, submit the Health Professions Application Packet that details your credentials as a professional school applicant.  The HPAC will use this information, the six (or more) professor evaluations, and your interview experience to draft a formal letter of evaluation to be sent with your application packet.  This packet also includes a composite of your professor evaluations and any letters submitted to HPAC on your behalf from health care professionals.

Second Year

  • Apply for the Rollins Observership Experience

Curriculum Recommendation for All Pre-Health Students

  • Fall: CHM 220 and PHY 120/PHY 130
  • Spring: CHM 221 and PHY 121/PHY 131
  • Meet with pre-health advisor for additional curricular and co-curricular recommendations based on your specific goals.
  • HPA 150 Careers in Health Science (Optional)

Rollins Observership Experience
Rollins partners with Florida Hospital to allow students from Rollins to participate in a medical observership. Students are assigned a particular area such as surgery, emergency medicine, and family practice. Students spend 8 hours/day for one week during either our January intercession or in the summer. The long day of interaction allows students to observe the life of a physician and to talk with physicians, nurses, residents and medical students.  Students have had positive experiences that help them decide if medicine is the right career for them.  See the Chief Health Professors Advisor to learn about the application process.

Health Professions Advising Portfolio
The Health Professions Advising Portfolio (HPAP) is a web application that allows you to log entries from your medical and community volunteer experiences.  It also provides links to medical associations.  All students in the HPAP are automatically enrolled in a Blackboard course called HPAP.  The Blackboard site for this course also has information about events and information and the health sciences.  Students who sign up for HPAP will be sent e-mails about health sciences meetings with the Chief Health Science Adviser, scholarships programs, and about visits from health professional schools representatives.  Signing up for HPAP is done through Foxlink from the Rollins r-net Website.

Professor Evaluations
To participate in the formal HPAC interview and have an evaluation prepared for you professional school application, a minimum of four (4) professors from whom you have taken courses must submit evaluation forms.  Professors from courses in the laboratory natural sciences must submit four of these forms.  Print out the professor evaluation form, sign the waiver at the top, and submit it to professors who know you well enough to give a good evaluation of your qualities as a health professional school applicant.

Health Professions Application Packet
Prior to requesting an HPAC interview, submit the Health Professions Application Packet that details your credentials as a professional school applicant.  The HPAC will use this information, the six (or more) professor evaluations, and your interview experience to draft a formal letter of evaluation to be sent with your application packet.  This packet also includes a composite of your professor evaluations and any letters submitted to HPAC on your behalf from health care professionals.

Junior Year

  • Decide on the professional schools to which you will apply
  • Finish obtaining all professor evaluations
  • Complete and submit the Health Professions Application Packet
  • Take the appropriate admissions test (MCAT, DAT, OAT, etc.)
  • Submit applications (typically through an online service)
  • Sign up for an interview with HPAC

Curriculum Recommendations for All Pre-Health Students

  • Fall: BCH 335
  • Meet with pre-health advisor for additional curricular and co-curricular recommendations based on your specific goals.

Rollins Observership Experience
Rollins partners with Florida Hospital to allow students from Rollins to participate in a medical observership. Students are assigned a particular area such as surgery, emergency medicine, and family practice. Students spend 8 hours/day for one week during either our January intersession or in the summer. The long day of interaction allows students to observe the life of a physician and to talk with physicians, nurses, residents and medical students.  Students have had positive experiences that help them decide if medicine is the right career for them.  See the Chief Health Professors Advisor to learn about the application process.

Health Professions Advising Portfolio
The Health Professions Advising Portfolio (HPAP) is a web application that allows you to log entries from your medical and community volunteer experiences.  It also provides links to medical associations.  All students in the HPAP are automatically enrolled in a Blackboard course called HPAP.  The Blackboard site for this course also has information about events and information and the health sciences.  Students who sign up for HPAP will be sent e-mails about health sciences meetings with the Chief Health Science Adviser, scholarships programs, and about visits from health professional schools representatives.  Signing up for HPAP is done through Foxlink from the Rollins r-net website.

Professor Evaluations
To participate in the formal HPAC interview and have an evaluation prepared for you professional school application, a minimum of four (4) professors from whom you have taken courses must submit evaluation forms.  Professors from courses in the laboratory natural sciences must submit four of these forms.  Print out the professor evaluation form, sign the waiver at the top, and submit it to professors who know you well enough to give a good evaluation of your qualities as a health professional school applicant.

Health Professions Application Packet
Prior to requesting an HPAC interview, submit the Health Professions Application Packet that details your credentials as a professional school applicant.  The HPAC will use this information, the six (or more) professor evaluations, and your interview experience to draft a formal letter of evaluation to be sent with your application packet.  This packet also includes a composite of your professor evaluations and any letters submitted to HPAC on your behalf from health care professionals.

Senior Year

  • Complete your applications (including having an HPAC packet sent to schools)
  • Interview at professional schools
  • Meet with pre-health advisor for additional curricular and co-curricular recommendations based on your specific goals.

Rollins Observership Experience
Rollins partners with Florida Hospital to allow students from Rollins to participate in a medical observership. Students are assigned a particular area such as surgery, emergency medicine, and family practice. Students spend 8 hours/day for one week during either our January intersession or in the summer. The long day of interaction allows students to observe the life of a physician and to talk with physicians, nurses, residents and medical students.  Students have had positive experiences that help them decide if medicine is the right career for them.  See the Chief Health Professors Advisor to learn about the application process.

Health Professions Advising Portfolio
The Health Professions Advising Portfolio (HPAP) is a web application that allows you to log entries from your medical and community volunteer experiences.  It also provides links to medical associations.  All students in the HPAP are automatically enrolled in a Blackboard course called HPAP.  The Blackboard site for this course also has information about events and information and the health sciences.  Students who sign up for HPAP will be sent e-mails about health sciences meetings with the Chief Health Science Adviser, scholarships programs, and about visits from health professional schools representatives.  Signing up for HPAP is done through Foxlink from the Rollins r-net website.

Professor Evaluations
To participate in the formal HPAC interview and have an evaluation prepared for you professional school application, a minimum of four (4) professors from whom you have taken courses must submit evaluation forms.  Professors from courses in the laboratory natural sciences must submit four of these forms.  Print out the professor evaluation form, sign the waiver at the top, and submit it to professors who know you well enough to give a good evaluation of your qualities as a health professional school applicant.

Health Professions Application Packet
Prior to requesting an HPAC interview, submit the Health Professions Application Packet that details your credentials as a professional school applicant.  The HPAC will use this information, the six (or more) professor evaluations, and your interview experience to draft a formal letter of evaluation to be sent with your application packet.  This packet also includes a composite of your professor evaluations and any letters submitted to HPAC on your behalf from health care professionals.