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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

Contact Information

Andrew Smith, MS


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Ross Hall, Room 1210

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith, MS

Undergraduate Student Advisor

Andrew Smith (he/him/his) is a UNC alumnus with a bachelor’s degree (BA) in Kinesiology and a master’s degree (MS) in Exercise Physiology. He has spent almost 20 years working as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist for various hospitals and clinical settings in Colorado. While working in healthcare, he also taught part-time at UNC in the School of Sport and Exercise Science. In 2018, he transitioned from the healthcare setting to UNC as a full-time Lecturer and in 2020 as an Academic Advisor in the NHS Advising Center.

As the Health Professions Advisor for UNC, Andrew works with all undergraduate students wishing to apply to health professional schools by helping them understand and navigate the various pathways and processes along their journey. Andrew also serves as the advisor for the Pre-Health Professionals Club (PHPC) at UNC.

When not working, he enjoys hiking, cycling, and being active with his two golden retrievers in the Colorado outdoors.




Dr. Patrick Burns

Graduate Student Advisor and MBS Program Coordinator

Dr. Burn's current research focuses on prostaglandin metabolism in reproductive tissues of mammals. Specifically, he is investigating the use of long-chain omega 3-fatty acids as a way to reduce prostaglandin secretion in uterine and luteal tissues and improve reproductive efficiency.