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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.

UAC Pre-Health Advisors


Karina Johnson

AT&T, Room 120
(210) 829-3863


Dr. Roxanna Nelson

Advising Center, SEC 3120 
(210) 805-5814


Candace M. Gengenbacher

Chapel Building, Room 14

Vision Science

David Kincaid

Chapel Building, Room 14
(210) 805-5814

Social Sciences

Megan York

AD 163
(210) 841-7238

Athletic Training
Rehabilitative Science

Advising Center
SEC 3120
(210) 805-5814

UIW Pre-Health Faculty Advisors

Dr. Rachell Booth

Professor, Biochemistry
AT&T 126
(210) 829-3158

Dr. Bonnie McCormick

Professor, Biology
AT&T 118
(210) 829-3831 

UIW Professional School Advisors

School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM)

Dr. Amanda Galan-DavÍla
(210) 619-7030
Chapel building, Room 14

Broadway Campus Tues 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

UIW School of Physical Therapy (SOPT)

Dr. Alexis Ortiz
(210) 283-6989
NB building, Room 123

Broadway Campus Tues and Fri By Appointment

Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP)

Candace M. Gengenbacher
(210) 829-2703
Chapel building, Room 14

Broadway Campus Mon, Wed and Thurs 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO)

David Kincaid
(210) 283-6854
Chapel building, Room 14

On Main Campus Tues 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.