Director's Letter

Welcome to the Pre-health Advising website! Our website is designed to share information related to the services we provide.   Pre-health Advising was created in 2006 as a response to students asking the administration for a central pre-health advising office.  Pre-health Advising serves our students in a variety of ways.  We meet with incoming students during FASET (new student orientation) to help get them on track for their first year.  Further, we offer 1:1 appointments, walk-in hours,  workshops (e.g.application process, MCAT, service opportunities and more) and other related programming to make students cognizant of what they need to do to become competitive applicants to professional school.  

We have 1500 pre-health students at Tech.  The majority of them are pre-med, but we also have active pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-physician assistant, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, and pre-veterinary medicine populations; more and more of our students are becoming interested in podiatry, too.  Our students go to professional school all over the nation.  Most students want to attend professional school in the southeast, namely Georgia, but we have students elect to attend schools like Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins.

Our students are involved with a variety of organizations at Tech.  We have very active pre-professional clubs.  AMSA is perfect for pre-med, and other health professions not served by other organizations.  Our Pre-Dental Society volunteers at Ben Massell Dental Clinic (  Many members of the Pre-Pharmacy Student Association work as pharmacy technicians at Stamps Health Center (  Not only do our students lead their professional clubs, our students are also involved in volunteer work in the community through MOVE ( and on their own. For a comprehensive list of the pre-health organizations on campus, please visit the organizations link of our webpage.

Our alumni are leaders in healthcare. For example, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, is the first female Dean and President of Morehouse School of Medicine and Dr. Joe Cofer (I.E. 1972) who was the American Board of Surgeons vice chairman for 2012-13 fiscal year, followed by a term as chairman for 2013-14.  We have alumni literally in all aspects of healthcare, ranging from nurses to health informatics. If you are interested in the ever growing field of healthcare, you will find Georgia Tech a great launching pad for your future!

Thank you for your interest in Pre-health Advising!  We look forward to assisting you in this journey.

 Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or suggestions for our website. 

Go Jackets!