Health Professions Advising Appointments

What are Health Professions Advising Appointments?

During a 30 minute meeting with a Health Professions Advisor, we provide information, resources, and insight to assist you in exploring the various health professions, learning how to become a competitive applicant, and navigating obstacles along the way.

Who can make Health Professions Advising Appointments?

Current undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an on-campus degree program are eligible and can make appointments using our online system.

Alumni pursuing health professions are also eligible at any time after graduation, , but will need to call 217-333-0820 to schedule.

Profile of a Health Professions Advisor

Who will I meet with during the appointment?


Our health professions advisors assist pre-health students in preparing for the application process to health professional schools. Our advisors are trained in both health professions advising and career coaching. It's never too early or too late to meet with a health professions advisor.

What should I bring to my Health Professions Advising appointment?

You don't need to bring anything!

If you have any notes or want to write down questions ahead of time, you can feel free to bring those, but there is no advanced preparation required for a Health Professions Advising appointment.

What should I expect during my first Health Professions Advising Appointment?

You will meet with a health professions advisor who will ask some questions to get to know you better and to assist you in brainstorming options. Your advisor will also share resources, information, services, and events related to your goals.