Mission The Office of Pre-Professional Advising serves to facilitate UAH undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni in their individual process of pursuing of a career in the health or law related professions and preparing for a career of service. The Office of Pre-Professional Advising is committed to providing tools, support, resources, and academic and career advising in order to meet the individual needs of pre-professional students. Vision The Office of Pre-Professional Advising is committed to promoting student success by: Providing a welcome and open environment where personal growth, discovery, curiosity, and leadership are encouraged Developing an equally valuable individual and community experience that meet the distinctive needs of the students Empowering students to understand and demonstrate social and ethical responsibility Facilitating a commitment to volunteerism in preparation for a career of service Encouraging students to interact, collaborate, and learn from students with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives Fostering collaborative relationships with those within the university, surrounding community, and professional partners Values The Office of Pre-Professional Advising values developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with students, staff, faculty and community professionals, a sense of community, personal growth and reflection, academic excellence, leadership, and learning through community service and experiential opportunities. Description If an individual is just starting to consider a health or law career or is already submitting their application to a health program, the UAH Coordinator of Pre-Professional Advising assists individuals with planning, procedures, and information. The Office of Pre-Professional Advising assists in the following fields: Medicine, law, nursing advanced practice, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, and all areas in between, like graduate school in public health or other master's or Ph.D. programs. Being "Pre-Professional" is an addition to a degree at UAH. Individuals gain the benefit of an Academic Advisor, to confirm they are on track to graduate, and a Pre-Professional Advisor, to ensure they are building a competitive application and meeting professional goals. The Office of Pre-Professional Advising provides information on various health careers, shadowing options, internships, personal statement help, interviewing skills techniques, research opportunities, summer programs, and post-baccalaureate and graduate programs in various medical or health related fields.