Job Positions

Pre-Health Professions Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Center for Advisement


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Date Posted:

Mar 19 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

This academic advisor will be responsible for developing and coordinating a comprehensive pre-health advising program and providing academic advising for students interested in pursuing a pre-health professions career (i.e. pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, etc.). Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.


  • Meeting one-on-one with current students, prospective students, and alumni interested in applying to healthcare programs
  • Designing and delivering group advising sessions targeted at pre-health students at various stages of the pre-health exploration and application process
  • Providing information and support to students regarding healthcare careers and program admission requirements, standardized test preparation, admission essays, reviewing and selecting programs, etc.
  • Advising new students during freshmen and transfer orientation sessions, assisting with new student course preregistration, and presenting a session to freshmen interested in healthcare careers
  • Collaborating with academic departments, faculty pre-health advisors, and health practitioners within the community to coordinate campus-wide efforts to share pre-health information with students
  • Serving as the point-of-contact for individuals at regional/national health professions programs
  • Tracking and reporting professional school application/acceptance information on pre-health students
  • Creating and coordinating healthcare-related campus/community advisory committees; collaborate with faculty in academic departments and build/maintain relationships with regional healthcare programs
  • Creating and maintaining healthcare advising website, print resources for students and advisors, internship/shadowing/clinical opportunities for students
  • Tracking pre-health students’ progression while enrolled at UTC as well as application/matriculation data for applicants who apply to pre-health programs
  • Additional duties include covering general walk-in hours, etc.

Application Process

Complete online application, to include uploading resume:

Institution Information

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a national model for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with our many regional partners, we offer our students an experiential learning environment graced with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.

Contact Information

Deardra McGee, Assistant Director;; 423-425-4573


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree required. Must have a work background in higher education setting working with students’ academic needs, providing advising services, and coordinating support services. Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills; self-motivated and able to work independently; ability to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels; attentiveness to detail, strong organization skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple requests and handle them in an efficient and timely manner; flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the position/office as they arise; ability to thoroughly understand and abide by federal and university guidelines regarding student confidentiality requirements; proficient use of computers.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given to academic advising in higher education as their primary job responsibility for a minimum of three years. Experience advising for professional healthcare programs preferred. Demonstrated responsibility for advising programs (such as organizing student programs, planning advising-related events, preparing materials for students) preferred. Prefer experience with relevant higher education software programs and pre-health portals including Banner, Degree Works, EAB Student Success Collaborative, and Professional Application Portals (AMCAS, AADSAS, PharmCAS, etc.).