Pre-Health


The 2015-2016 Pre-Health Facts Sheet is now available

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EDGE Pre-Health Advising

The Creighton EDGE offers pre-health students one-on-one advising to assist in navigating their undergraduate curriculum, build their application profile and direct them to application and testing resources available to them both online and on campus. Dr. Charles Austerberry directs the pre-health advising with many faculty and staff ready to help students on their path to professional school.

Pre-Health Advising Options

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By Appointment

Sorting out courses or majors when aiming for professional school in the healthcare field can be challenging. Take time to talk with a Pre-Health Advisor in the Creighton EDGE.

Pre-Health Advising is available throughout the fall and spring semesters as well as limited availability in the summer.

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Walk-In

Walk-in Pre-Health Advising is now available on Tuesdays from 3PM to 6PM during the Fall and Spring semesters only.

Walk-in Advising is held in the EDGE office and is for students that need a quick consultation or have one or two specific questions. Walk-in hours are NOT for lengthy discussions or detailed academic planning.


The EDGE Pre-Health Advisors

Dr. Charles Austerberry

Director for Pre-Health Advising

Linda Dunn

Assistant Director for Pre-Health Advising


EDGE Pre-Health Instruction

The seminars and co-curricular activities are designed by and offered through the EDGE® to help Creighton students prepare for the graduate/professional school application process. All Learning Communities provide students with opportunities for mentoring and shadowing, as well as networking with pre-professional students, faculty and alumni.

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Pre-Heath Education Overview


    First Year

    Pre-Health Information Community

    The Pre-Health Information Community is for first-year pre-health students to keep them informed about pre-professional preparation, events or presentations, resources, and advising opportunities.

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    Second Year

    Pre-Health Learning Community

    The Pre-Health Learning Community (PHLC 200) is for second-year pre-health students as they continue to explore and discern their professional field of interest. Emphasis is placed on academic and co-curricular preparation as well as inter-professional awareness and discernment in one or more health professions.

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    Third Year

    Profession-Specific Seminars

    The EDGE offers 6 different profession-specific seminars focused on the needs of Creighton students as they collect the elements necessary to submit an application to their professional school of choice.

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Two-Year Pre-Health Program


    Pre-Pharmacy Learning Communities

    Incoming Freshman Enrollment Option

    Since Creighton students can choose to apply to professional school for pharmacy in the fall of their sophomore year, the EDGE offers a specific Pre-Pharmacy Learning Community (PRX 100) that is available beginning in the fall of the freshman year. Students will explore the pharmacy profession as well as work on collecting the elements necessary for an application.

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Latest Pre-Health News and Information

MCAT Wisdom

As you enter the time of preparing to take the MCAT, taking the MCAT, and perhaps trying to decide about re-taking the MCAT…here are some WOW (words of wisdom) thoughts you should take to heart, courtesy of our very own Dr. Austerberry: Only take the MCAT when you think it will be your last MCAT [...]

CUSOM Open House!

The Creighton University School of Medicine is holding an Open House in October.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and instructions for registration. CUSOM Open House 2014 Flyer

Short and Thoughtful Essay Asks: “Why Do You Want to Be a Physician?”

Medical school faculty and students, Jesuit communities in the U.S., and others have found this essay insightful. Why Do You Want to be a Physician? It has some good things to think about as you discern your calling, prepare for medical school admissions interviews, etc. It also has links to some other interesting articles.  

Activity Categorization Drop-Down Menu Choices- From the Desk of Dr. Austerberry

You’ll be choosing from this list when entering activities in AMCAS. Often an activity has multiple aspects. New AMCAS Activities Section Many decisions have to be made, including which of the 15 items would be designated as Most Meaningful. Indeed, the list of 15 Work/Activities items is like a puzzle, where the goal is to [...]

Entering PMED Seminar in AMCAS

HOW TO RECORD “PMED Seminar” as a course in AMCAS - From the Desk of Dr. Austerberry  The year, semester, course number, etc. would depend on the particular PMED courses you are entering. You should use “Other” for the Course Classification, enter “SA” for the transcript grade, and 0.00 for the credit hours.  Then, check Pass/Fail in the [...]