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Pre-Health Advising at UNC

Pre-Health advising at UNC helps students prepare to apply to a wide range of health professional schools including medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, and others. Students may obtain their undergraduate degrees in any major offered at UNC, provided the prerequisite courses that are required by the professional school are completed. Students should seek advising from both an advisor in their major and an advisor on the Pre-Health Advising Committee.

How to Meet with Us

We recommend that freshman and sophomore students meet with Dr. Lemonedes and that junior and senior students meet with Dr. Fisher.  You can schedule an appointment by emailing us directly.

Dr. Ginger Fisher

Dr. Ginger Fisher


Dr. Ginger Fisher is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Northern Colorado and the Director of UNC’s Masters in Biomedical Science Program.  She earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in aquatic physiological ecology from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Her early research focused on the physiology of aquatic organisms, and she has recently begun research in the area of bioeducation where she is currently working on an NSF-funded project to deliver the course-based undergraduate research experience she developed at a variety of undergraduate institutions.  She teaches a variety of courses including introductory biology, physiological ecology, marine biology and foundations of clinical research. She has been advising prehealth students for many years and is an active member of regional and national advising associations.  She has won numerous awards, including the 2007 Donald Bletz Award for Outstanding Teaching, the 2013 Excellence in Advising Award, and the 2015 Excellence in Leadership Award.  When not working, she enjoys hiking, biking, running and enjoying the great outdoors in Colorado.

Genia Lemonedes

Dr. Genia Lemonedes


Dr. Lemonedes spent 20 years as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and worked in a variety of settings including high school, collegiate, out-patient physical therapy clinics and physician's offices. She also has 10 years' experience teaching and advising at the college level. 

She earned her Sports Health Care M.S. in 1998 from Arizona School of Helath Sciences. And earned her Ph.D. from UNC and the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership.