Pre-Health Advising

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 Topics

Talk to a pre-health advisor about

  • Prerequisite courses for professional health science programs
  • Co-curricular requirements
  • Shadowing or exploration activities options
  • Navigating the professional school application process
  • Writing a personal statement for professional school
  • Choosing which professional schools to apply

Before meeting with a pre-health advisor, walk through the Pre-Health Course Planning and Registration Module in the Pre-Health Information Community first. This module addresses many commonly asked pre-health questions.

Pre-Health Advising Appointments

Book an Online Advising Appointment Now

Sorting out courses or majors when aiming for professional school in healthcare is challenging. Talk with an EDGE Pre-Health Advisor about course registration, exploration or about the professional school application process.

Pre-Health Advising is available for online appointments now through Creighton Connect.

Make an Appointment

Use NetID and Blue Password to log-in

  • Click SERVICES in the upper left corner
  • Under Pre-Professional Advising, click Schedule an Appointment
  • Use the Calendar to see open appointments
  • Select Time, Enter your info, Click Schedule.

The EDGE Pre-Health Advisors

Megan Foo, M.S.Ed

Meet with Megan about:

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

Schedule an Appointment

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

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

Schedule an Appointment

Faculty and Academic Pre-Health Advisors

In addition to the Pre-Health Advisors in the EDGE, faculty and academic advisors in departments across campus are available for pre-health advising. These faculty and academic advisors are available to assist with questions about the diverse opportunities available in health-related careers, to advise about pre-professional requirements, and to help with the application process.


Theodore E. Burk, D.Phil. Veterinary Medicine

HLSB 442

Mark V. Reedy, Ph.D. Pre-Physician Assistant & Genetic Counseling Interest

Associate Professor
HLSB 443


Whitney Eiden

Academic Advisor
Harper 3055B

Charisse Williams, M.A.

Assistant Dean
Harper 3055


David Dobberpuhl, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Department Chair
Rigge 221

Jess Gunn, Ph.D.

General Chemistry Laboratory Instructor
Rigge 205

Juliane Soukup, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURAS)
Rigge 323

College of Professional Studies (CPS)

Laurie Galeski, M.S. Non-traditional students and EMS majors

Senior Academic Coach
Eppley Hall

Communication Studies

Amanda Holman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Hitchcock 306D

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Mike Miller, Ed.D. Medicine and Physician Assistant

Assistant Professor and EMS Education Program Director
Old Gym/Vinardi Center 175

Exercise Science and Pre-Health Professions

Jennifer Yee, M.A.

Instructor, Laboratory Assistant
KFC 226

Fine and Performing Arts

A. Barron Breland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Health Administration and Policy

Susan Walsh, MHSA,RN, FACHE

Assistant Professor and HAP Program Director
Creighton Hall 425B


Nathan Pennington, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
HLSB 535


Becca Butcher, M.S. Nursing, Accelerated Nursing

Assistant Director for Nursing Recruitment
Criss 195E


Anne C. Ozar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
DHHC 116

Psychological Science

Laura Finken, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

For non-academic assistance with the pre-health professions (personal statements, interviews, etc.) students may also contact the John P. Fahey Career Center.