Pre-Health Advising


The UIW Pre-Health Advising Team provides quality advising and health career exploration to ensure students develop realistic educational and career plans, while taking full advantage of their university experience. While we know that the path to Professional School can be daunting, we are here to guide you through both the academic rigors of a pre-health degree, as well as the complexities of the application process. Please take a moment to explore our web site and all of the wonderful resources the Pre-Health Advising Team has to offer.

Our Mission

The UIW Pre-Health Advising Team serves those students who wish to pursue a career in healthcare. Our goal is to provide information concerning professional school expectations, preparation requirements, and application processes, as well as ensure the development of professional practitioners that embody the university's core values of Education, Truth, Faith, Service and Innovation.

What Can Pre-Health Advising do for you?

As Pre-Health Professions Advisors, our goal is to ensure that you make informed decisions about your professional future. We do this by providing up-to-date information on Professional Career Paths,and the Application Process, as well as connecting you with valuable community and university resources. Overall, our goal is to make you a strong candidate for your chosen professional pathway.

Advisor Goals:

  • Help Students select a Health Professions Career;
  • Provide Information on various Health Professions;
  • Assess Student Progress for Academic Preparation for entering Professional School;
  • Identify ways for Students to Gain Exposure and Experience in chosen Profession;
  • Provide Information on University and Community Opportunities to strengthen Student Preparation;
  • Guide students through Application Process to ensure successful and timely completion;
  • Provide guidance on obtaining Letters of Reference for Student Applications.

Pre-Health Advisors


Karina Johnson

AT&T, Room 120



Dr. Lisa Valenzuela

NB 112



Candace Gonzalez

AT&T 120

Vision Science

David Kincaid

SEC 3120


Social Sciences

Megan York

AD 163


Athletic Training
Rehabilitative Science

Advising Center

SEC 3120


UIW Professional School Advisors

UIW School of Medicine

Dr. Rebecca Sanchez

SOM Faculty

On Main Campus Tuesday

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

AT&T 120

UIW School of Physical Therapy

Dr. Jaime Gonzales

SOPT Faculty

On Main campus Tuesday and Friday

By Appointment

AT&T 120

Feik School of Pharmacy

Candace Gonzalez

On Main Campus Monday, Wednesday

and Thursday


AT&T 120

Rosenberg School of Optometry

David Kincaid

On Main Campus Wednesday


SEC 3120