Graduate School and Health Professions Advising

Graduate School Advising

Students who are interested in attending graduate school after graduation from Wake Forest should see the Graduate School Advisor, Dr. Brian Tague, at Dr. Tague serves as the Biology liaison with Dr. Cecilia Solano, the College Pre-Graduate advisor.

Health Professions Advising

The Health Professions Advisors, Dr. Pat Lord (Biology Department) and Dr. Carole Gibson (Biology Department) assist health professions students. Dr. Lord advises primarily students interested in the health professions (medical, dental, veterinarian, optometry, podiatry) and Dr. Browne advises primarily students interested in the allied health sciences (physician’s assistant, physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, public health).

Programs for students interested in health professions careers include orientation seminars for freshmen, transfer students, sophomores, and juniors.  Freshmen and transfer students need to ensure that their course selection leads to completing a selected number and type of science courses so that they will be ready to take the MCAT as second semester juniors.

Dr. Lord also serves as chair of the Health Professions Committee. The committee has the task of assembling and assessing information about Wake Forest candidates for medical, dental, and veterinary schools so that a composite letter of evaluation may be prepared which is submited to the medical school and dental school admissions committees.  Candidates begin the process by logging on to the Health Professions Program web site ( and downloading the application packet.