Congratulations! You are considering a challenging and rewarding professional goal and we wish you every success! To help you adequately prepare for these very competitive career fields, you must begin early in order to build your record of academic and personal accomplishments. Please consider attending any of our workshops to assist you in your preparation. Workshop listings will change across fall and spring semesters, so be sure to consult that page before each fall and spring semester.


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Have you heard about the Prehealth Peer Advisor Program???

Junior and senior prehealth students will be available in Spring 2014 to chat with you about your prehealth questions and concerns. Consider this a great complement to meeting with your prehealth advisor! Sign-up sheets will go out in the morning in 108 Norton Hall, but if you cannot sign up, consider just dropping by to say hello! Our peer advisors are excited and very willing to speak to you, and you can benefit from their expertise and experience.

If you have a question for the Peer Advisors but cannot make their office hours you can e-mail them at Please note that the Peer Advisors answer the e-mails during their office hours, it may take a few days for a response.

Peer Advisor Profiles - Spring 2014

Raymond Hoon: Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm

Area of Interest: Dental

Raymond is an international student from Singapore who majored in business with a double concentration of Finance and International business. He did 2 years of military service in Singapore and has experience in community service in Singapore and the U.S. He came over to the U.S in 2009, and has spent the past 3 summers volunteering at a private dental clinic as well as at ECMC's dental department; he has shadowed 2 general dentists and an oral surgeon. He took my DAT in Sept 2013 and he has an interview with UBSDM in Jan 2014.

Jacob Kurtz: Wednesdays 10:00am-11:00am

Area of Interest: Physician Assistant

Jacob is completing his BS degree in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology. He actually came to UB as an Exercise Science major and has changed his major from E.S. to Nursing, and finally settled on Biomedical Sciences while debating between medical school and physician assistant programs. Upon the realization of the desire to become a physician assistant Jacob became involved in various shadowopportunities at Buffalo hospitals and clinics including:Cleve-Hill Family Medicine, Limestone Primary Care, and Erie County Medical Center. As a freshman, Jacob obtained his leadership certificate from UB and has volunteered in various other community events since.

In 2012, Jacob got certified as a NYS EMT-B and has been working for Buffalo ambulance providers in the city of Buffalo for the past year. This past summer he also took the GRE. Jacob is more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the pre-med/pre-health path, the courses he has taken, life at UB, emergency medical services, and how to survive the GRE.

Andrea Schneider: Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm

Area of Interest: MD/PhD, MD

Andrea is a senior majoring in Biochemistry and also pursuing a minor in Professional Ethics through the Philosophy Department.  She has been conducting research in a lab since the summer after her freshman year and has developed a strong passion for research that has shaped her decision to apply to MD/PhD programs.  She also volunteers at Women and Children’s Hospital and has previously volunteered at Buffalo General Hospital.  On campus Andrea is a member of the Honor’s College community as well as an active member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the pre-health honor society.  She has taken her MCAT and is in the process of applying for Fall 2014 admission.  She would be happy to discuss any questions you have about being premed as well as how to make the most out your time at UB, whether it is about classes, clubs, or finding volunteer and research opportunities. 

Last updated: July 08 2014 10:30:25.

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Any Questions?

Please be sure to review the listing of workshops. Many of your questions will be answered at these sessions!

To set an appointment to see a prehealth advisor; please see Scheduling Prehealth Appointments. Check here first to be sure you are making an appointment with the appropriate advisor for you. Then just stop by 109 Norton Hall or call 716-645-6013 to schedule your meeting. As the appointments are generally 30 minutes in length, please think about bringing a list of questions to be sure all your concerns are covered.