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Academic Advisor I

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Office of Advising Services


University of Georgia

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Position Description

A person in this position will serve as an advisor for students at the University of Georgia applying to medical schools (both allopathic and osteopathic). The position involves working with students on the process for gaining admission into medical school, coordinating with other UGA units that advise and support students applying to medical school, and coordinating programs and events to support students with an interest in applying to medical school.  


  • Meets with and advises prospective and current students on an individual basis. Also meets with other UGA advisors, faculty, and professional school admissions personnel. Assists students by answering questions on options, procedures, timetables, requirements, and deadlines for medical school.
  • Maintains hours for walk-in students to address general questions. Meets with prospective students.
  • Allocates time for responding to student questions submitted electronically (e.g., email) and disseminating information through the official Pre-Health Advising office list-serv.
  • Contributes to office resource materials (e.g., website, handouts, etc.) regarding medical school requirements and related components.
  • Assists Coordinator with programs and events to support students with an interest in applying to medical school.
  • Assists Coordinator with supporting the various premedical student organizations, including the UGA Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Premedical Honor Society, American Medical Student Association (AMSA), and the School of Osteopathic Medicine Association (SOMA).
  • Professional Development; Attend any classes related to academic advising or related topics. This can include, but is not limited to, completing the Certificate in Academic Advising, attendance at national and regional meetings of the National Association for Advising the Health Professions (NAAHP), or attendance at fairs/conferences at other institutions in the region.

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Required Qualifications

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment and one year of administrative and appropriate program experience; OR five years of progressively responsible work in this area; OR any combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants who have professional experience working with college-age students are given priority. Master's or other advanced degree preferred. Professional experience with college-age students.