Welcome to the UVU Pre-Health Site

  • Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • University of Utah School of Dentistry
  • Dalhousie University Dentistry
  • Marquette University
  • Fall 2015 Kick Off
  • Grad Fair
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Campbell University
  • American Caribbean
  • Western University
  • Washington State Pre-Vet Program
  • St. George's University

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Pre-Nursing Students are encouraged to view the nursing power point slides prior to your appointment.

Pre-Health Orientation

News & Events



Get Involved, Join Club Leadership!

Several of the pre-health clubs are looking to fill leadership positions for next year!  If you have considered getting involved in a club, now is the time!  Involvement in club leadership provides invaluable experience and looks great on an application!   

Connect with UVU pre-health clubs on Orgsync.com or Facebook.

Pharmacy Club: Orgsync
Pre-Dental Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Medical Association: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Occupational Therapy Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Optometry Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Physician Assistant Club: Facebook  Orgsync
Pre-Physical Therapy Club: Facebook  Orgsync

MCAT Registration

Please be advised that registration for September MCAT exam dates is now open.  Seats for the entire testing year are now available for registration. Please note that the MCAT exam will also be offered on September 23, which is an update from the dates initially announced last fall.
For additional resources about registration, as well preparation, scores, and test day, please visit our Registration Toolkit.
If you have any questions, please email mcat2015@aamc.org.

UPDATED!  University of Utah School of Medicine (UUSOM) 2016 Application Requirement Changes

The University of Utah School of Medicine (UUSOM) has announced the following changes that will apply to the 2016 application cycle:
1.UUSOM will no longer require a diversity course.
2.The letters of recommendation requirements have been reduced from 6 to 4.  The required letters are as follows:

  • 1 Science Professor – Letter must be from a faculty member who taught the applicant in a traditional lecture classroom setting and assigned them a grade in chemistry, biology or physics.
  • 1 Professor – Letter must be from a faculty member who taught the applicant and assigned them a grade.  May include science, and non-science courses including music, labs, dance, etc.
  • 1 Other Supervisor or Research – Letter must be from a research supervisor or supervisor of the applicant’s choice.
  • 1 Community Service or Patient Exposure – Letter must address the applicant’s community service and/or patient exposure.

NOTE:  Applicants may not use one letter to fulfill two requirements
3. Activities
Community/Volunteer Service hours have been adjusted.
Min:       36 hours completed within the last 4 years
Avg:       100 hours completed within the last 4 years
               Min:       Part of a class where applicant answered or tested a hypothesis and received a grade. 
                              Examples:  A writing project, laboratory work, etc.
NOTE:  Research completed as part of a premedical course requirement will not be accepted.
Avg:       Hypothesis based research that is supervised by an individual with verifiable research credentials.  May include independent research or senior thesis.

UUSOM has made a correction to their MCAT requirement to accommodate the January, 2015 exam.  Please see the revised wording below:

Scores will be accepted for tests taken in 2015, 2014, and 2013.  For tests taken in 2013, 2014 and January, 2015, the best score for each section will be considered.  For tests taken after April 17, 2015, only the scores for the latest test will be accepted.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes, please feel free to contact me.
Kristen Anderson
Pre-Medical Counselor
Utah Valley University


Important Application Dates


TMDSAS: Opens and can submit May 1st.
AMCAS: Opens May 5th, can submit June 2nd.
AACOMAS: Opens May 5th, can submit early June.


TMDSAS: Opens and can submit May 1st.
AADSAS: Opens and can submit June 2nd.

** See Upcoming Events below for Application Help Days! **



     New PostingUpcoming Events





Pre-Dental: University of the Pacific Visit

Tuesday, September 8th — 4:00pm — SC 206a

Come eat some pizza and listen to UOP representative, Stan Constantino, discuss the program and answer questions.


Pre-Dental: University of Utah Visit

Thursday, September 10th — 12:00pm — SC 206gh

Come listen to Dr. Lowder, a University of Utah School of Dentistry representative, talk about their program. He will be doing limited interviews throughout the day. Please contact Doug Watson (dwatson@uvu.edu) for more information. 

Pre-Med: St. Martinus University Visit

Monday, September 14th— 4:00pm — SC 214

Lacey Krout, Admissions Advisor, will be presenting about St. Martinus' MD program and answering your questions.

Pre-Dental: Dalhousie University Visit

Tuesday, September 15th — 12:00pm — SC 206a

Jon Bruhm of Dalhousie School of Dentistry will being doing a Q&A session and a quick presentation.  Limited Interviews available.  Please contact Doug Watson (dwatson@uvu.edu) for more information. 

Pre-Dental: Marquette University Visit

Tuesday, September 15th — 2:00pm — SC 206b

Brian T. Trecek of Marquette University is coming to UVU!  Come see what Marquette University School of Dentistry has to offer and get your questions answered.


Club Rush

Wednesday & Thursday, September 16th & 17th — 10:00am-2:00pm — Pope Science Courtyard

Learn about the various clubs on campus and how you can get involved!

Pre-Chiropractic: University of Western States Visit

Thursday, September 17th— 1:00pm — LC 403m

A representative will be presenting about UWS' DC program.


Pre-Health Kick Off

Thursday, September 17th — 4:00pm — SC 206bc

  • Network with other pre-health students!
  • Get connected with on-campus clubs and resources!
  • Meet your pre-health counselors!

New and current students are encouraged to attend.  No registration required.
We will be giving away three (3) Kaplan Test Prep Course Scholarships.  Must be present to win.


Graduate School Fair

Monday, September 21st — 10:00am-2:00pm — Grande Ballroom

Make contacts, get info, win prizes!  This is a great opportunity to meet with representatives from health professions programs, learn about program requirements, and get your questions answered!

Health Professions Program Attendees:
A.T. Still University- School of Osteopathic Medicine
American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
California School of Podiatric Medicine- Podiatry
Campbell University College of Pharmacy
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Cleveland Chiropractic College
Creighton University- School Of Pharmacy & Health Prof

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Life Chiropractic College West
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Midwestern University- Health Sciences
National College of Natural Medicine - ND, D/MSOM, MSiMR, MScN, MScGH, MSiMH
New York Chiropractic College

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences- College of Osteopathic Medicine

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Rocky Vista University

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Samford University - McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Samuel Merritt University

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine - Doctorate
St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
Touro University - Nevada
UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry

Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
University of the Pacific

University of Utah - College of Nursing

University of Utah - College of Pharmacy

University of Utah - Department of Physical Therapy

University of Utah - Division of Occupational Therapy
University of Utah - School of Medicine
University of Western States

Weber State University - Nursing
Western University of Health Sciences

Pre-Med & Pre-Vet: Ross University Visit

Monday, September 21st — 4:00pm — SB 261

Philip Jaroslow, Associate Director of Admissions, will be presenting about Ross' MD and DVM programs and answering your questions.

Pre-Chiropractic: Palmer College Visit

Monday, September 21st — 4:30pm — LC 403m

A representative will be presenting about Palmer's DC program.

Pre-Optometry: Midwestern University Visit

Tuesday, September 22nd — 12:00pm — LC 409e

A representative will be presenting about Midwestern's OD program.

Pre-Med, PA, PT, Pharmacy, & Podiatry: Rosalind Franklin University Visit

Tuesday, September 22nd — 5:00pm — SC 206a

Zachary Rowe, Admissions Counselor, from Rosalind Franklin University will be presenting about their various programs and answering questions.


Pre-PT: University of Nevada, Las Vegas Visit

Wednesday, September 23rd — 2:30pm — SC 206b

Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear from a UNLV representative about their DPT program.

Pre-Med: Campbell University Visit

Wednesday, September 23rd — 3:00pm — SB 139

Kaitlyn Gardenhire, Assistant Director of Recruitment & Retention, will be presenting about Campbell University's DO program.


Pre-PA, PT, Pharmacy: Campbell University Visit

Wednesday, September 23rd — 4:00pm — SB 139

Kaitlyn Gardenhire, Assistant Director of Recruitment & Retention, will be presenting about Campbell University's PA, PT, and Pharmacy programs.


Pre-Med: American University of the Caribbean Visit

Wednesday, September 23rd — 4:00pm — SB 138

Jamie Miller, Sr. Associate Director of Admissions, will be presenting about AUC's MD program and answering your questions.

Pre-Med, Dent, PA, PT, Vet, Pharmacy, Optometry, Podiatry: Western University Visit

Thursday, September 24th — 5:30pm — SB 139

Stephanie May, University Recruiter, will be presenting about Western University's DO, DMD, MSPA, DPT, DVM, PharmD, OD, DPM, and Post-Bacc programs and answering your questions.

Pre-Vet: Washington State University Visit

Wednesday, September 30th— 12:00pm — SB 261

Want to learn more about the WIMU Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine?  Don't miss this presentation!  To schedule individual 15-minute appointments with Dr. Talcott contact Denise Fullmer: fullmede@uvu.edu

Pre-Med & Pre-Vet: St. George's University Visit

Wednesday, September 30th— 4:00pm — SC 206a

Joe Franza, Assistant Director of Admissions, will be presenting about SGU's MD and DVM programs and answering your questions.

     New PostingInternship, Volunteer & Patient Contact Opportunities




Internship: SelectHealth Health and Wellness

SelectHealth offers internships each semester to students looking for experience in different aspects of health promotion and education. As a student intern you will participate in health education and screening events at various Utah businesses. Your role will involve conducting biometric screenings including body fat analysis and blood pressure. In addition to the screenings you will also have the chance to teach participants about their results and ways to improve their health. Training will be provided.  For more information, see posting.
Expires 09/15/15

Volunteer: Habitat for Humanity ReSTORE

Who we are:
Habitat for Humanity is a well-known, World renowned Non-profit organization. Much of the work we do, whether at the ReStore or on the building of houses, is done by volunteers. We welcome volunteers of all skill levels who are interested in contributing their time and talents toward making a difference in the lives of families in need!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County provides opportunities for individuals and organizations to take action in the fight against substandard housing. Working together to help people become successful homeowners creates stability in the community.

What we do:
The ReStore is a vital contributor to the Habitat for Humanity cause. Our mission is to raise money for the building of houses by obtaining donations in the form of building supplies, furniture, and home décor items from the community, and selling these items to others in the community who need them.

Volunteering at the ReStore means volunteering in a stimulating, often educational (especially if you don’t know much about building), fun environment.

As a volunteer, your duties can/will include general maintenance of the store(s), receiving donations- this often includes heavy lifting, organization of building supplies, cleaning of donations, putting together donated items, and helping customers.

How we can help you:
Just as we help people attain their dreams of getting into a home, we are committed to helping you achieve your dreams of attending the professional school of your choice. We will provide you will the volunteer opportunity needed for your applications, and, if desired, a letter of recommendation. While letters of recommendation are great, the joy you feel while helping these families in need is a reward by itself. Even though your dreams of attending professional school may change, the time you spend here will help your community. By helping here, you can make a difference. You will make a difference and to you. We are grateful for all the help we receive from our communities, and would love for you to be a part of it.

To Volunteer:
Please go to our website

  1. Click on the Volunteer tab
  2. Register on the VolunteerUp
  3. Sign the Volunteer Waiver
  4. Choose where you would like to volunteer. The ReStore has two locations: Spanish Fork & Orem


Volunteer: Utah County Crisis Line


Are you looking for a unique and fulfilling volunteer experience? Consider becoming a Lifeline at the Utah County Crisis Line. We are a free, 24 hour, confidential listening line that provides support and community resources for people in crisis. We receive calls for a variety of reasons including: thoughts of suicide, depression, addiction, sickness, death of a loved one, abuse, stress, or any situation the caller may feel unable to cope with. We listen and guide people to local agencies to help them find long-term solutions.

As a volunteer you will gain professional training, work experience, hours that work around your schedule, volunteer tokens of appreciation, and personal fulfillment knowing that YOU are someone's Lifeline. The skills you learn will benefit you in your everyday life; at school, on the job, and in your relationships with others.

To qualify:
• You must be at least 18 years of age.
• You must live in Utah County.
• You must be willing to submit to a background check.
• You must be mentally and emotionally stable.
You must be willing to make a 4 month commitment and work one 3 hour shift a week and 1 overnight shift every 4-6 weeks.

Come join our team of caring individuals as we support the community with this valuable resource. For more information about training dates, applications, or internship opportunities, please email: utahcountycrisisline@gmail.com.
Thank you for your support!
Website: www.crisislineuc.org
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/utahcountycrisisline




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Get Involved: Join a Club, Pay Your Dues

It is one thing to simply say you joined a club; it is quite another to be involved!  UVU has several excellent clubs on campus especially for pre-health students.  These clubs provide great opportunities to those involved including but not limited to networking, service, and leadership experience.  They also provide unique experiences for their members including the opportunity to interact with local healthcare professionals as well as representatives from health professions programs.  All clubs at UVU are required to have club dues; this is a nominal fee which is used to help fund club events and activities.  Get involved today!
To join a club, go to: http://uvu.orgsync.com/org/clubs
To pay your club dues, visit the Clubs Office (SL 122) OR pay online.
1. Login to your UV Link (https://uvlink.uvu.edu)
2. Click 'Student' tab
3. Click 'Student Services and Resources' tab
4. Click 'Pay Club Dues'
5. Select the Club of your choice
6. Enter payment info
7. Submit!

Free Workshop: Memory Techniques for Students

For more information and to register, visit http://wwww.irisreading.com/memory-techniques/.

Attempt a Free MCAT-2015 Practice Exam Today

This is a free resource available to premed students nationwide, at no cost or obligation.

 ​Access Your Exam

To access your exam, follow the link below. Scroll down to "Take a Free Test," Enter your information, then check your email for the exam link. If you do not receive your link, check your junk folder. If that does not work, add altiustestprep.com to your email white list and repeat the process. The exam is half-length and requires a full four (4) hours to complete, so plan accordingly.

 MCAT 2015 Practice Exam​

 Scroll down to "Take a Free Test," in order to get to the exam. 







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     Pre-Occupational Therapy

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The Pre-Health counselors DO NOT advise for Dental Hygiene, Radiology Tech, or Respiratory Therapy.   For Dental Hygiene be sure to contact the Dental Hygiene department advisor.  If you are interested in Radiology Tech or Respiratory Therapy,  please contact the school(s) you would like to attend and then see a University Studies Counselor to map out your course sequencing.

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