The Emory University PreHealth Mentoring Office (PHMO) provides academic advising and support for students interested in pursuing one of many health professions. PHMO advisors encourage students to explore healthcare professions, assist students in developing meaningful academic and extracurricular plans, provide resources and opportunities related to healthcare professions and prepare students to apply to healthcare professional programs.

Pre-health is not a major or minor in the College, but rather indicates that a student is interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, including but not limited to: medicine, dentistry, nursing, physician assistant, public health, veterinary medicine and many others. In addition to completing any major in the College and completing Emory’s General Education Requirements, pre-health students complete prerequisite courses determined by the healthcare professional program(s) to which they apply.  Most of these courses are offered by the College and can be worked into schedules over four years.  Prerequisites generally need to be completed before matriculation in a healthcare program.

The PHMO staff holds advising appointments (walk-in and scheduled) as well as programs throughout the year.  The PHMO also provides Composite Letters for students applying to particular allied health programs. Students should register with the PHMO online to receive weekly newsletters and other important information related to healthcare professional school goals. Visit for information about appointment types, availability, Composite Letters and pre-health resources.