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Pre-Health Professions Advising

Rollins College provides the required curricula 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. Small class sizes and rigorous curricula promote faculty-student interaction, resulting in strong applicants for health professions schools.

Personalized Health Professions Advising

The Health Professions Advisor provides guidance to students considering careers in dentistry, medicine, optometry, podiatry, veterinary medicine, and various allied health professions (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.).  Students are advised on course selection, professional school and health career options available, setting up internships and clinical experiences, and are given guidance on application procedures. The Health Professions Advisor maintains communications with regional health professional schools, the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, and the application services.

At the completion of the pre-health profession student’s junior year, the Health Professions Advisor, with the input of the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC), prepares a letter of evaluation in support of the application to professional school.  The evaluation is based on individual evaluations from faculty members, transcripts, information provided by the student, and any letters provided by health care professionals or others with knowledge of the applicant’s credentials.   The committee also meets with the student for a mock interview session.  Using the information obtained along with any personal knowledge of the student among committee members, the HPAC compiles a letter that details the applicant’s qualifications to become a future health care provider.

Where Rollins Pre-Health Alumni Go

Below are just a few of the schools that Rollins students have matriculated for health professions after graduation:

Allopathic Medicine (MD)

  • University of Florida
  • Florida State University
  • University of Miami
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • Florida International University
  • Northwestern University
  • Tufts University
  • NYU
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MD/PhD)
  • Tulane University
  • Indiana University
  • Drexel University
  • University of Arkansas
  • Temple University
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of West Virginia (MD/PhD)
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of New Mexico
  • Eastern Virginia University
  • Chicago Medical School – Rosalind Franklin University
  • Nova Southeastern
  • East Tennessee State University – Quillen School of Medicine
  • Larner College of Medicine
  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Saba University School of Medicine
  • Ponce Health Sciences University

Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • University of Florida
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Maryland
  • Tufts University
  • LECOM (Bradenton) School of Dentistry
  • Nova Southeastern


  • University of Florida

Veterinary Medicine

  • University of Florida
  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
  • Royal Veterinary College (London, UK)


  • Illinois School of Optometry
  • Indiana University School of Optometry

Physician Assistant

  • Barry University

Physical Therapy

  • University of Colorado

Occupational Therapy

  • Texas Tech University


  • University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Sciences


  • Barry University
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Temple University
  • Kent State University

Alumni Highlights


Michael Kitchin '17 - MD Candidate at NYU School of Medicine - published his first op-ed detailing why he believes physicians must engage in political advocacy. Read it here.

Marissa Cobuzio '19 - DVM Candidate at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine - was recently featured in a Rollins 360 article about her path to vet school.

Jacob Riegler '18 - MD Candidate at University of Central Florida College of Medicine - published an article on MedPage Today’s on the importance of including anti-discrimination training in standard medical school curriculum.

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Marisa A. Fuse, Ph.D.
Rollins College
Health Professions Advisor
Department of Chemistry
Bush – Room 112
T. 407.646.2687