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The decision to pursue a health profession can be both exciting and challenging. Your educational preparation as an undergraduate is an essential part of your success later on. Many students arrive at the university with the goal to become a physician, dentist, or other health professional, but they have little knowledge of what the profession is really like or of its demands.

Only about one-half of students who apply to medical school are actually admitted. Because competition is so intense in medicine and other health professions, you should become as familiar as possible with the career you are pursuing.

The pre-health advisors in Arts & Sciences Advising Services stand ready to assist you as you explore your options and begin your preparation for a health profession.

Please review the following Pre Health advising resources available to all students at the University of Tennessee:

Pre Health Advising Workshops:

Workshops have been created for our most common health profession interests and should be your first step before scheduling a one-on-one pre health advising appointment.

Fall 2023 schedule Here

Spring 2024 schedule (Coming Soon!)

Pre Health Advising Workshop Presentations:

View the slide decks for previous workshop presentations for any you were not able to attend, and look for additional workshops available in the future.

Helpful Resources for Students Pursuing Admission to Medical School

Helpful Resources for Students Pursuing Admission to Dental School

Helpful Resources for Students Pursuing Admission to Physician Assistant School

More Health Professions to come soon!

Pre-Health Advising Listserv:

Pre-health advising sends emails weekly or bi-weekly throughout the semester with information on upcoming events and helpful information. Pre-health students can request to receive these emails by visiting:

One on one Pre Health Advising appointments:

Arts and Sciences advisors provide pre health advising for students of all majors. To schedule an appointment with a pre-health advisor, go to and select Vol Academic Connect (Navigate) or call 865-974-4483 during regular business hours.

Annual Pre Health Events:

Every Fall we organize a Health Professions Fair where students have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from various health profession graduate programs.

UT Health Professions Fair

Every Spring in collaboration with the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration we offer pre health programming through our annual Pre Health Prep Week events.