Make an Appointment

Steps to Follow

 

1. Join our Newsletter 

Is this your first time meeting with someone from our office? Fill out this form, or email premed_predental@uconn.edu from your UConn email address to request to be added to our emailing list.

The Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental newsletter is our primary method of communicating information about pre-health professional opportunities, events, and resources both on campus and off campus to interested students.

We also encourage you to follow us on Instagram! Find us @uconn_premed_predental

2. Attend a Group Advising Session

Group advising sessions are intended to serve as an orientation to the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office for incoming first-year students or any student new to a pre-medical/dental track.

All students are expected to have first attended either a live or virtual group advising session or viewed a recording of a group advising session in its entirety prior to requesting a one-on-one appointment with an advisor.

    If you were unable to attend one of these sessions, please view a recording before scheduling a 1:1 appointment.

    Spring 2023 Schedule:

    • Monday, January 30th from 12:30p.m. to 2:00p.m. in the Pre-Professional Advising Office’s WebEx room
    • Thursday, March 2nd from 9:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. in the Pre-Professional Advising Office’s WebEx room
    • Tuesday, April 11th from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m. in the Pre-Professional Advising Office’s WebEx room

     

    3. Make a One-on-One Appointment

    If you have met the criteria above and have specific questions you’d like to address, then we welcome you to request a one-on-one appointment with an advisor from the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office. To “meet” our advisors ahead of time, make sure to check out our advisor profilesFor spring 2023, both in-person and virtual appointments will be available. 

    Pre-Dental

    Make an appointment with Dr. Thomas Abbott on Nexus. Dr. Abbott typically holds pre-dental advising hours on Mondays from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    If you cannot schedule a meeting during that time or if his appointments are full, email him directly at thomas.abbott@uconn.edu to request a meeting. 

    Pre-Medical

    Appointment Request Form

     

    4. Drop-In Advising

    Drop-ins are held every Thursday from 1:00pm. to 3:00p.m. — check in outside of ROWE 424.

    All drop-in appointments should be limited to topics that can be covered in 10 minutes or fewerIf your topic is not a quick question that can be covered in 10 minutes or fewer, please request an appointment via the Appointment Request Form,

    Reasons to drop in:

    • Discussing whether to accept AP or ECE credit or not
    • Checking in about retaking a specific course
    • Creating course timeline/discussing when to take a specific course
    • Talking about implications of adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a specific course
    • Asking about taking summer and/or community college classes
    • Learning about applying with our office/the letter packet process
    • Going over application basics + timeline
    • Asking logistical questions about primary/secondary/letters of recommendation
    • Discussing MCAT scores

     

    5. Meet with a Health Professions Peer Ambassador (HPPA)

    Health Professions Peer Ambassadors (HPPAs) are UConn undergraduate students who are pursuing a health-professions track alongside diverse major plans of study and are involved in the greater university community in many ways. They work closely with the Office of Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising to share their experiences and mentor other students throughout their pre-professional journeys. HPPAs attend various office group advising sessions, workshops, and campus outreach events and are available for weekly in-person drop-in and virtual drop-in mentoring hours. See individual profiles and schedules here

    When to meet with an HPPA:

    • Exploring pathways for becoming engaged in clinical, service, or research opportunities  
    • Balancing schoolwork and co-curricular engagement
    • Learning about study/test-taking strategies that have worked for them
    • Transferring from a regional UConn campus to Storrs as a pre-health professional student
    • Developing leadership skills

    When to meet with a staff advisor:

    • Discussing whether to accept AP or ECE credit or not
    • Engaging in in-depth conversations about coursework, grades, and standardized test scores
    • Gauging your readiness to apply to health professional schools
    • Speaking about specific aspects of your health professions school application