Pre-Health Advising 

South Dakota Mines uses a dual advising model in which students work with academic advisors within their department to schedule coursework and with the Pre-Health Pathways Advisor to plan their career goals and find professional development opportunities, such as shadowing, internships, entrance exam preparation, workshops, conferences, etc.

The Pre-Health Pathways office (located in the Student Success Center) prepares students for careers in health care by helping them to:

  • Explore various health professions
  • Create a personal timeline after selecting a pre-health pathway
  • Identify opportunities for shadowing, conducting research, applying to internship/fellowship/summer enrichment programs, and volunteer experiences
  • Develop their professional skills through workshops, conferences, discussion panels, and other professional development activities
  • Prepare for entrance exams, such as the GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT
  • Revise personal statements, essays, and other application materials
  • Navigate the application process for professional programs
  • Practice for interviews

The Pre-Health Pathways office also releases communications to students via the Pre-Health Mailing List and The Atrium (a pre-health blog).