EDGE Pre-Health Resources

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.

Advising Options


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.

Make an Appointment

Use your NetID and Blue Password to log-in.

  • Click the SERVICES tab in the upper left corner
  • Under Pre-Professional Advising, click Schedule an Appointment
  • Use the calendar to see a list of available appointments by day
  • Click on a time that fits your schedule, enter the required info and click Schedule!


Walk-in Pre-Health Advising is available during the academic year
Tuesdays – 3pm to 6pm
Thursdays – 9am to noon

Walk-in Advising is held in the EDGE office for students needing 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

Linda Dunn, M.A.

Meet with Linda about:

  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

Schedule an Appointment

Sarah Shaner, M.A.

Meet with Sarah online about:

Pre-Medicine Freshman

Schedule an Appointment

Same day appointments available!

Julie Olson, M.A.

Meet with Julie about:

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Dentistry

Schedule an Appointment

Charles Austerberry, Ph.D.

Meet with Dr. Austerberry about:

  • Pre-Medicine Juniors & Seniors
  • Pre-Dentistry Juniors & Seniors
  • Pre-Physician Assistant Juniors & Seniors
  • Pre-Pharmacy Juniors & Seniors
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Juniors & Seniors
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Juniors & Seniors

Schedule an Appointment

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.


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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