Welcome to the UVU Pre-Health Site


Welcome to the Pre-Health website! We hope we can assist you on your way to becoming a professional. We encourage you to review the information on our website and watch the Pre-Health OrientationPre-Health Orientation movie prior to scheduling an appointment with our Pre-Health counselors.
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Schedule an Appointment

Please be aware of the following policies:

  • Walk-in appointments are NOT available.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.
  • 2 No Shows in one semester, you may be asked to wait until the following semester to schedule another appointment.
  • updating websiteThe Pre-Health counselors DO NOT advise for Dental Hygiene, Radiology Tech, or Respiratory Therapy. If you are interested in those areas 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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 (Click on the headings below for more information. Our News & Events information is updated regularly.)

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

     New PostingUpcoming Events

Pre-Physical Therapy Workshops

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Date: Tuesday, October 7
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: TBA

Dr. McWhorter, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions DPT program director, will be coming to present. See the Pre-Physical Therapy or the Pre-Physical Theraphy Club for more information. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Optometry Virtual Fair

Date: Thursday, October 9

Online Planning to apply to Optometry School? Attend the Virtual Fair hosted by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry to learn more about Doctor of Optometry Programs and meet admissions representatives in a live online event. Have your questions answered without ever leaving the comfort of your computer. A one-time registration is required to meet multiple schools. Register to attend at www.CareerEco.com. Please contact optometry@careereco.com.

 Pre-Dental Workshops

University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 7:30 AM  - 4:00 PM
Location: LC 206C

Robin Benningfield from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry will present and visit with students. Pre-Dental Club members should come at 1:30 pm for pizza before the presentation. We look forward to seeing you there!

UNLV School of Dental Medicine 

Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: LC 411

Dr. Daniel Orr II from UNLV dental program will be here to present and visit with students. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

Date: Monday, October 27
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: SB 261

Gary E. Jeffers from the Detroit Mercy Dental School will present and meet with students. He will be on campus throughout the day for interviews. Please contact Doug Watson at dwatson@uvu.edu to set up an apppointment. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Case Western Reserve University

Date: Monday, October 27
Time: 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Location: SL 101

Dr. Phil Aftoora will present at 11:00 am on the school and 1:00 pm on Interviews and Personal Statements. He will also be doing interviews. You can sign up for individual meetings by emailing Doug Watson at dwatson@uvu.edu or contacting the Pre-Health Professions office in LC 402. We look forward to seeing you there! 

12th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference

Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12


  • Regular registration: $45.00 July 2 to Oct 2, 2014
  • Late registration: $55.00 Oct 2 to Oct 11, 2014
  • At-Door registration: $60.00 Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2014
  • Group registration: $35.00, Nov 1, 2013 to Oct 1, 2014 (Min. 7 tickets)

For More Information and Registration, please visit: UCDPreHealth.org.

UC Davis Conference Info.

     New PostingInternship, Volunteer & Patient Contact Opportunities

Alpha Home Health and Hospice

Contact Bill Cox at billvcox@gmail.com or call (801) 615-3426.

Symbii Home Health and Hospice

Contact Cory Astle at CAstle@symbiihealth.com or call (801) 822-2676.

Internship/Mentorship: UC Davis Department of Surgery

This is a unique opportunity open to all pre-medical students to be mentored by faculty, residents, interns, and medical students in the nationally recognized UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery. This program is open to ALL pre-medical students regardless of year, academic standing, or academic institution. If you are interested in a career in medicine you are eligible to apply! All undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students from all institutions planning on applying to medical school are eligible. This includes community college, CSU, UC, private university, and graduating high school students who are at least 17 years old.

Setting: The site for the program is the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. This 650-bed hospital is the major teaching affiliate for the UC Davis School of Medicine. The Hospital serves an area of tremendous diversity in both cultural and socioeconomic background. It is a Level 1 Trauma Center, and home to the only burn center, children’s hospital, and transplant center in Northern California. Furthermore, it is the only institution of its kind in Northern California. It is one of the five busiest Trauma Centers in the country and has been featured in multiple television programs. Their focus of service to those most in need underpins the teaching activities in this setting.

The Department of Surgery consists of the following surgical subspecialties:

  • Trauma & Emergency Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • General Surgery
  • Burn Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Otolaryngology Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Urological Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Details: This is not a volunteering or shadowing program. This is a mentorship where you will be interacting with multiple physicians in the Department of Surgery. You will be working directly with physicians every step of the way, from seeing patients in the intensive care unit, to pre-operative, post-operative, bedside, trauma bay, operating rooms, clinics, conferences, journal clubs and rounds. You will experience the duties physicians perform on a daily basis. You will be part of the team and regarded as such. This program is under the supervision and guidelines set forth by the Chairman of Surgery at the UC Davis Health System.

This is an extraordinarily unique opportunity. Maturity, attentiveness, and being able to follow directions are imperative. This is a fast-paced environment where life and death are on the line every second of the day. Professionalism and maturity are expected. The surgeons voluntarily participating in this program are enthusiastic about having pre-med interns since they were once pre-medical students. Their goal is to give you the best learning experience possible. So please be respectful of them at all times. Additionally, we ask that you remain flexible and follow their instructions.

Spring 2015 Application Deadline: November 15, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. For More Information & Application: premedsurgery.org. Questions? Please contact: www.premedsurgery.org/contact/.

American Red Cross: Internship for Spanish SpeakersAmerican Red Cross Internship for Spanish Speakers

Hot Internships


1. ARUP Laboratories

2. Intermountain Healthcare

Patient Contact: Care To Stay Home

Apply online at: www.orem.caretostayhome.com. Questions? Call 801-901-8512. 

  • Licensed caregiving company currently hiring CNA's and experienced caregivers looking for part-time hours.
  • Day and evening shifts available
  • Immediate need for mature caregivers
  • Experience with Seniors with Alzheimer's a big plus
  • Personal Care, Laundry, Meal Prep, Light Housecleaning. Providing care for Seniors in their homes
  • Fingerprints/background check required

Patient Contact: Sunrise Home Health & Hospice

E-mail your resume to Larena at Larena@sunrisehhh.com or call 801-374-6553.

Employer is looking for responsible, motivated, and hard working individuals who love to care for those in need by providing CNA services. CNA's needed in Utah County Area. Work starts immediately! As a CNA, you will be providing home health care services to patients in the comfort of their homes. This includes helping prepare meals, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, and other daily living essentials. Very competitive pay rates. No experience required but recommended. CNA license needed. Flexible morning and evening schedules are available, some nights and/or weekends are required. Must be 18 to apply.

  • Travel time, mileage reimbursement
  • Must have reliable source of transportation
  • $10-$12 per hour
  • Bonuses for patient referrals

Volunteer/Patient Contact: GIANT Steps Autism Preschool

GIANT Steps Autism Preschool is a treatment program through Wasatch Mental Health, which provides services for autistic children (ages 3-5) and their parents. Volunteers will care for autistic children on a weekly basis at Foothill Elementary School in Orem (921 N 1240 E). Volunteers have the chance to receive special training and experience in different autism treatment methods. Previous experience with autism is not required. 

  • Work with children at all levels of functioning in the autism spectrum
  • Help a child with an autism spectrum disorder reach his / her potential
  • Get special training and experience in autism treatment methods
  • Graduate/Medical/Dental schools like to see long-term commitments in volunteering, and this an ongoing program
  • It will provide the 2 hours per week for the 100 hours per year of volunteering for most medical schools, with an opportunity for more hours
  • Counts toward patient experience hours, if needed, instead of volunteer hours
  • Be in the autism classroom with trained professionals and learn about treatment methods, such as...
    • TEACH
    • discrete trial relationship interventions
    • KinderMusik
    • Greenspan's Floor Time
  • Participate in Giant Steps events such as date nights, auctions, balloon launches, carnivals, and benefit concerts

 Minimum Volunteers Requirements:

  1. A minimum of 20 hours of volunteer time (total) with the Giant Steps program.
  2. A commitment to attend the first and third Tuesday night from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm for parent training, or
  3. A minimum 1 hour commitment each week Tuesday thru Friday from 9-3:30 pm. Keeping a regular schedule is important in caring for autistic children; it disturbs the children to have a change in schedule. Regular attendance to your committed day and time is absolutely required.
  4. Attend a mandatory training. The requirement of this will depend on if you are a Tuesday night or daytime volunteer.
  5. Fill out a volunteer time sheet each time you volunteer. Wasatch Mental Health needs a record of the hours you volunteer. The volunteer supervisor is happy to write a letter of recommendation if she sees you can commit over the long term with regular hours.

If you are interested in volunteering, send a message to volunteergiantsteps@gmail.com. Include your name, phone number, preferred email address, and your answers to the following questions.

  1. Why do you want to volunteer with Giant Steps?
  2. Explain your commitment to the requirements listed above. Be specific and include the day and time slot you would like each week.

**GIANT Steps currently needs volunteers on the first and third Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm and volunteers on Tuesday-Friday from 9 am–3:30 pm (a 1 hour weekly time commitment) .

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Get Involved: Join a Club, Pay Your Dues

UVU has several excellent clubs on campus especially for pre-health students: Pharmacy Club, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club, Pre-Dental Club, Pre-Medical Club, Pre-Optometry Club, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Pre-Physicians Assistant Club, etc. 

To join a club, go to: uvu.orgsync.com/org/clubs. To pay your club dues, visit the Clubs Office (LC 101A) OR pay online.


  1. Login to your UV Link
  2. Click 'Student' tab
  3. Click 'Student Services and Resources' tab
  4. Click 'Pay Club Dues'
  5. Select your preferred pre-health club
  6. Enter payment info.
  7. Submit!






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