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Pre-LAW

Pre-HEALTH PROFESSIONS advising:
   for any medical career requiring education beyond the bachelor's degree.

Pre-VETERINARY

Pre-EDUCATION: Preparing for a TEACHING or SCHOOL COUNSELING career

 

 

Pre-Law advising and resources at Virginia Tech

Pre-law advising

Pre-Law Advising at Virginia Tech:
Extensive advice, resources, events, for prospective students, enrolled students, and alumni/ae of Virginia Tech, regardless of undergraduate major, considering a career in law.
Hosted by the Political Science Department at Virginia Tech.

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Pre-Law Advising events

Pre-professional orgs. Pre-Law @ VT: law societies
Pre-law advisors

Dr. Wayne Moore
505 Major Williams Hall (0130)
prelaw@vt.edu
(540) 231-5478

Ms. Elisabeth Chaves
echaves@vt.edu

When should I contact the advisor?

It's almost never too early! If you are a freshman considering professional school, you are smart to begin planning now!
Pre-professional advisors encourage you to read the listed/linked resources because they answer questions many students have, tell you procedures and how to make appointments, and make you aware of important events. After reading, you'll know the best timing and how to consult an advisor; advisors can address your questions not covered online, or clarify any confusion you might have.

 

Health Professions Advising at Virginia Tech

Health Professions Advising

 

Health Professions Advising [HPA] at Virginia Tech:
Health Professions Advising [HPA] assists students and alumni pursuing a health career in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, occupational theaphy, nursing, physician's assistant or other graduate health professions. Any student or alumnus of Virginia Tech, regardless of major, may use the services of the HPA. Although the majority of health professions students major in a science field, this is not required.

Related resources:

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Events include test prep and health professions preparation events

Pre-professional clubs

Medical school:
• Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Med Honor Society)*
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
• Pre-SOMA (Pre-Med Students of Osteopathic Med.)*
• Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)*

Dental School:
Pre-Dental Club

Optometry School:
Pre-Optometry Club

Physical Therapy:
• Physical Therapy Club*
* Student organization web URLs and administrators change often, so a good URL today can be a "page not found" tomorrow. To find most current web address and contact: search VT student organizations.

Pre-health advisors

Health Professions Advising [HPA] personnel

Professional school and career specialty advisors in Biological Sciences

When should I contact the advisor?

HPA has easy-to-follow steps for advisees, including attending an HPA information session, which students may do as early as fall of freshman year. The steps for advisees include when and how to schedule your appointment with an HPA advisor.

 

Pre-Veterinary advising at Virginia Tech and VMRCVM

Academic resources

Pre-Vet Option in Animal and Poultry Sciences

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM):
- VMRCVM DVM Program Admission Requirements
- VMRCVM Annual Open House
- VMRCVM Admissions Contacts

Pre-professional club Pre-Veterinary Medical Association at Virginia Tech
Related resources: Finding schools | entrance exams | test prep > veterinary medicine
Pre-veterinary advising


Dr. Michael Denbow, Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences

Health professions campus coordinators at Virginia Tech

Ms. Joyce Bohr Massie, DVM Program Admissions Coordinator
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM)
DVM admissions contacts and counseling

When should I contact the advisor?

It's almost never too early! If you are a freshman considering professional school, you are smart to begin planning now!
Pre-professional advisors encourage you to read the listed/linked resources because they answer questions many students have, tell you procedures and how to make appointments, and make you aware of important events. After reading, you'll know the best timing and how to consult an advisor; advisors can address your questions not covered online, or clarify any confusion you might have.

Pre-Education Advising Program [PEAP] at Virginia Tech

Teacher / Counselor preparation:

Teaching and school counseling require graduate degrees.
The Virginia Tech School of Education offers teacher or school counselor licensure as a part of the graduate program in education. 
As undergraduates, students choose from many undergraduate majors and minors while simultaneously working on course requirements established by the Virginia Department of Education, as well as specific state and national teacher assessments. Students apply to the Graduate School during their senior year.
Quick reference: The Virginia Tech School of Education provides information on:
- Licensure
- 20 graduate education programs
- Majors to choose based on your desired teaching subjects

Pre-Education Advising Program [PEAP]

The Pre-Education Advising Program is located within the Office of Academic Programs in the School of Education at Virginia Tech and provides support for undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in teaching and school counseling. The program advises students in all curricula as to the specific requirements for state endorsements and graduate school admissions, and assists students in moving toward the goal of becoming competitive applicants and highly qualified educators. Services include: individual and small group advising sessions, personal mentoring meetings, field experience opportunities, teacher assessment preparation, topical workshops, and scholarship and leadership opportunities.

Student associations School of Education: Student Associations
Pre-Education Advisor:

Ms. Dawn Knight, MAEd
Pre-Education Advising Program Coordinator
School of Education, Virginia Tech
540-231-6496
War Memorial Hall, Rm 107
dknight1@vt.edu

When should I contact the advisor?

It is strongly recommended that you contact PEAP even if you are just thinking about becoming a teacher or school counselor. If you are a freshman, you are smart to begin planning now, as most licensure programs have endorsement courses that need to be completed prior to applying. Some lists are longer than others and require that you start early to avoid adding extra semesters to your undergraduate period. PEAP is the most efficient way to stay in touch with the School of Education while you are an undergraduate student. PEAP provides updates about licensure requirements, education-related events, and important deadlines. Students must be a member of PEAP to make appointments with a Pre-Education Advisor.

 

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