Pre-Health/Health Professions Advising at UNC
Pre-Health/Health Professions advising helps you on your journey to a career in healthcare. We provide guidance into a variety of health professional schools and work with both current students and UNC alumni.
Our pre-health advisors are committed to your success and help you understand:
- Admissions requirements
- Application processes and timelines
- Clinical placements
- Personal statements
- Interview skills and preparation
Dr. Genia Lemonedes
Undergraduate Student Advisor
Dr. Genia Lemonedes spent over 20 years as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) working in a variety of settings including high schools, colleges, out-patient physical therapy clinics, and physicians’ offices. She also has over 10 years’ experience teaching and advising undergraduate college students. Known as “Dr. G” on campus, she earned an M.S. in Sports Health Care from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, as well as a Ph.D. in Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. As the Pre-Health Advisor for UNC, Dr. G works with all undergraduate students wishing to apply to medical professional schools, helping them understand and navigate the various processes. Dr. G also serves as the faculty advisor for the Pre-Health Professionals Club (PHPC) student organization. When not working she enjoys kayaking, biking, skiing, and hiking in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
Dr. Ginger Fisher
Graduate Student Advisor
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.