Health Professions Advising
University of Dubuque Health Professions Advising
This webpage is a resource for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health professions and for the faculty and staff members who advise these students. This page and the links contained within provide general information that all students considering a career in the health professions will find useful in determining whether or not a specific career is right for them.
Follow the links below to begin exploring your interests in the health professions!
So you want to pursue a career in health care?
Discover what it means to be a healthcare professional and what it takes to get there! Click Here
Choosing a major
While it’s true that no single major is preferred over others when it comes to acceptance to professional school, some majors, including Biology and Human Health Sciences, cover most, if not all, prerequisite course requirements for admission to many health professions programs. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue subjects in which they both perform well in and are passionate about. Undergraduate majors are often avenues to Plan B careers should professional school not work out.
Think you’ve got the right stuff?
Check out these eight pre-health tracks!
Still not sure if a career in healthcare is right for you?
Discover careers based on your interests and skills by visiting the Career Cruising website! Follow the directions in the link to log on and complete the Matchmaker assessment and Skills assessment. Click Here
Reflect on your list of careers provided by the Matchmaker assessment. Gain insight into the suitability of a career based on your responses to the assessments by clicking on the career (or searching the career in the Search bar) and selecting the “Suitable for You?” link.
Meet with the Health Professions Advisor!
Schedule an appointment to meet with UD's Health Professions Advisor using WCOnline. (Click Here) If you need assistance setting up your WCOnline account or scheduling an appointment, please contact the ASC at (563) 589-3262
Current UD Pre-Health Professions Students
Attention juniors and seniors applying to professional school during the 2019 Application Cycle (Summer 2018):
The Health Professions Advisor is now offering the opportunity to take part in a Committee Interview and receive a Committee Composite Letter of Recommendation written on your behalf. In order to take part, interested students must attend one of the Mandatory Meetings, which will take place on Thursday, February 1st and Friday, February 2nd. Both meetings will be held in the University Science Center, room 305 and will run from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Valuable information will be discussed at these meetings, and attendance at one is required to be elegible for the Committee Interivew and Committee Composite Letter of Recommendation.
If you have questions, please contact Mr. Larocco as soon as possible.
Check out the latest Health Professions Advising Newsletter! (Click Here)
Explore a vast array of health care related careers at www.explorehealthcareers.org.
Check out the University of Dubuque’s Master in Physician Assistant Studies page!
If you have questions, please e-mail Rob Larocco at RLarocco@dbq.edu