Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee

The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee consists of several faculty (mostly from the natural sciences) who regularly work with and advise students seeking careers in health-related professions.

Services Provided

The committee members will provide the following services if requested by a student:

  • Pre-health professions advising. Faculty are available to help students plan their academic schedules to meet pre-requisite and other requirements for health-related professional schools.
  • Help with placing students in internships, preceptorships, and "shadowing" experiences with local medical professionals. Members are willing to provide, with the help of the local medical community, opportunities for student interactions on a part-time basis during the school year. Students interested in these types of experiences should see a committee member well in advance to make these types of arrangements.
  • Help with and review of application materials, including personal statements. With sufficient lead-time, committee members will advise students on application materials of all types. They will review and help edit personal statements, and provide guidance throughout the application process.
  • Provide "mock interviews". Committee members will provide interested students with a mock interview. These interviews generally provide practice for students who have been invited to interview with professional schools. The committee will provide feedback on what the student is doing well, and what he/she may need to work on. The interview must be scheduled through the pre-health advisory committee chairperson, with two weeks advance notice.

Receive notices of upcoming health-related advising sessions and events by contacting Dr. Shere Byrd.

Committee Members

Name Department Office Email Phone

Dr. Shere Byrd
Committee Chair

Biology

Room 2451
Berndt Hall

byrd_s@fortlewis.edu

970-247-7667

Dr. Caroline Kulesza

Biology

Room 461
Berndt Hall

CAKULESZA@fortlewis.edu

970-247-7318

Dr. Kenny Miller

Chemistry

Room 144
Chemistry Hall

miller_k@fortlewis.edu

970-247-7623

Dr. Steve Fenster

Biology

Room 461
Berndt Hall

SDFENSTER@fortlewis.edu

970-247-7327

Dr. Amiee Morris

Chemistry

Room 146
Chemistry Hall

AMMORRIS@fortlewis.edu

970-247-7635

Dr. Cathy Hartney

Biology

2435 Berndt Hall

hartney_c@fortlewis.edu

970-247-7373