Gen ST 297 (I): This course is intended to support students currently applying to graduate-level health professional programs including dental, medical, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary schools. UW pre-health advisers will guide students in preparing their applications, writing effective personal statements that reflect students' unique skills and strengths, securing strong letters of recommendation, choosing schools, and interviewing like a pro. The class will include visits from admissions personnel and other experts in the field. Students can expect to engage in active learning as they assess and reflect upon their experiences and their readiness for professional school.
Department: UAA Advising
Instructor: Ahnya Redman and Dan Poux
Ahnya Redman is new to the UW but not to teaching or working with pre-health students. Prior to arriving at the UW, she worked as a pre-health adviser and faculty member at West Virginia University. Her academic background is in the biological sciences, with a special interest in ecology.
Joyce Fagel has been helping students succeed for many years in a number of roles at the UW, first as an adviser in the Biology Department, and then as a community college transfer specialist and pre-health adviser. She spends half of her time at Shoreline Community College and half at the UW, where she utilizes her academic background in counseling to help students find their paths.