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Many students at Elon are interested in pursuing one of the health professions after graduation. Dr. Kathy Matera, the Program Director for Health Professions Advising, and Elon's Health Professions Advisory Committee, offer information, advice and support to students as they plan their curriculum, seek health-related internships and work through the application process for an array of graduate schools in the health professions (medicine, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing, occupational therapy, public health, clinical psychology, and many more). A supplement to the student’s academic advisor, the health professions advisors work one-on-one with students as well as offer workshops and programs of interest to pre-professional students.

This program is designed to help students identify and take responsibility for an academic path which:

  • provides a foundational liberal arts education
  • helps them explore, nurture, and expand their interests
  • helps them identify their strengths and weakness and set plans to work on both
  • guides them to experiences that help build or expand their passions
  • provides guidance so they can hit developmental and procedural milestones and be prepared to apply for graduate and professional programs

If you are not sure which health career interests you and want to explore your options visit ExploreHealth Careers.org, which offers a great deal of excellent information on a wide variety of health careers.

Health Professions information

The best way to get information about Health Professions information is the Lincoln Pre-Health Society facebook page and Moodle page. In addition, there is a Health Professions Library on the 2nd floor of Koury Athletic right near Dr. Ketcham's office (Koury athletic rm. 246). 


We would love to hear about your path to a career in health professions to show our current students there are many ways to acheive their goals. Please fill out and send me this form to prehealth@elon.edu.


Salt life: Lumen Scholar explores salinity and growth in wetland ecosystems

Elon Lumen Scholar Mariana Kneppers ’18 is researching how changing global weather conditions might affect the future of native wetland plants.

In My Words: ​We the People seek an end to partisan gerrymandering

Dave Gammon, associate professor of biology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that we deserve better than politically driven legislative maps.

Alumna, Richardson co-author peer-reviewed article on starburst galaxies

Elon University physics major Helen Meskhidze '16 co-authored a research publication with Assistant Professor of Physics Chris Richardson for the journal Astrophysics and Space Science

Vickie Moore appointed to the Education and Professional Development committee for ASBMB

Victoria Del Gaizo Moore, associate professor of chemistry, was appointed to the Education and Professional Development committee for the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in September.  


Gallucci publishes ecosystem case study with the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

The work by Kathy Gallucci, associate professor of biology, on the case study titled “Why Can’t We Build a Biosphere?” was supported by the National Science Foundation.

Study abroad experience inspires alumna to pursue medical degree in Germany

A member of the Class of 2016, Alyssa Romano started medical school this summer in Tübingen, Germany. 

Elon mourns the death of Ruth Cheek

The retired assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry died Sept. 20.

Chemistry students receive national recognition for excellence in research 

Stefanie Miller '17 and Mary Alice Allnutt '18 received awards from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the National Institutes of Health, respectively.