Graduate School Advising
Students who are interested in attending graduate school after graduation from Wake Forest should contact the Graduate School Advisor, Dr. Diana Arnett (firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Arnett serves as the Biology liaison with Dr. Cecilia Solano (email@example.com), the College Pre-Graduate advisor.
Health Professions Advising
There are a variety of health professions, each of which plays a vital role is meeting health care needs. These include medicine, physician assistant, dentistry, veterinary science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, pharmacy.
Which health profession to pursue often seems an easy choice at first, but as you become more familiar with the differences between them and the requirements for each, you may become interested in an alternate career path. As soon as you arrive at Wake Forest, sign up for the Health Professions google group. You can sign up on the health professions web page http://college.wfu.edu/prehealth/. That way you will be informed of programming that will help you choose the career option that best suits your interests and skills. Events include panel discussions on career choices, and workshops on how to be a competitive applicant, write a personal statement, and find an internship or shadowing opportunity.
The Health Professions Advising Program at Wake Forest is designed to ensure that you are aware of what it takes to be a competitive applicant to the health professions program to which you aspire. Advisors are available for each of the health professions. Take advantage of this resource. While the health professions advisors do not substitute for your academic advisor, they have experience in course planning and other prerequisites required for particular health professions, and can advise you on the process of application.
Visit the health professions website (http://college.wfu.edu/prehealth/). There is a wealth of information there that will help guide you in your career planning. In particular, check out the Health Professions Handbook. A link to the Handbook can be found on the website home page.
Below is a list of the health professions advisors, and the area(s) in which they advise. These individuals also comprise the Health Professions Committee (HPC). The HPC is responsible for providing a HPC letter of support from the College on behalf of each Wake Forest applicant to the medical and dental schools.
Premedical, years 3 and 4
Dr. Carole Gibson
Department of Biology
Director of Health Professions
Chair, Health Professions Committee
Premedical, years 1 and 2
Dr. John Tomlinson
Department of Chemistry
Assistant Director of Health Professions
Dr. Jane Albrecht (Student Last Names A-K)
Department of Romance Languages
Dr. Steven Folmar (Student Last Names L-Z)
Department of Anthropology
Dr. Samuel Cho (Student Last Names A-K)
Departments of Physics and Computer Science
Dr. Kristina Gupta (Student Last Names L-Z)
Department of Women and Gender Studies
Pre-dental and pre-veterinary
Dr. Katy Lack
Department of Biology
Dr. Fred Salsbury
Department of Physics