The University of Akron

Pre-Professional Health Advising

Declare your interest in Pre-Professional Health

Declare your interest by completing this five-item survey.

Why? It is the only way to declare pre-dental, pre-med, pre-pharmacy, etc.

It also gives you access to the Pre-Professional Health Brightspace page so you can stay up to date about workshops, events, and current information related to your pre-professional area of choice


The 2021-2022 NEOMED EAP application (medical) is live.

Download here

*First semester freshmen and incoming students are not eligible for the 2021-2022 application

Read the application instructions carefully and contact Ms. Ashley Rini rini@uakron.edu with any questions. The application is due December 1st, 2021. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances; however, there is no benefit to submitting the application immediately. It is recommended that you download the application now and work on the essays and resume over the semester.


Fall 2021 Info Sessions

Each Info Session will be in CAS 124 and on MS Teams. Each Info Session is 30 minutes followed by Q&A

Teams link provided in Pre-Health Brightspace page. 

2021-2022 EAP Application & Timeline

For sophomores or juniors who are applying to EAP this fall. Review of the application, required documents, timeline, and overall admission process.

EAP Essay/Experiences

For sophomores or juniors who are applying to EAP this fall. In depth review of the essay and experiences sections. Discussion of how to write a compelling essay and what admission committee members are looking for.

EAP Basics: What is EAP?

For freshmen or sophomores. Discussion of our two Early Assurance Programs with NEOMED (med & pharmacy) and LECOM (med, dental, pharmacy). How the program works? What are the benefits? Who is qualified? How to be competitive?

Pre-Med (and more) Basics

For freshmen or sophomores. Overview of building a competitive application to Dental, Medical, PA, Pharmacy, or Veterinary School. Discussion of competitive metrics, resumes, and timeline for admission.

Applicant Track

For those applying to professional schools this spring or next. Are you ready to apply? Discussion of everything to ensure you are ready to apply. How to choose schools to apply to? How to determine if you are a competitive applicant? When to take your entrance exams? And more.


The information provided is designed to assist current UA students, prospective UA students, and alumni in learning about careers in the medical field and the necessary steps for admission to Dental, Medical, Pharmacy, Veterinary, or other professional schools.

Pre-Professional Health Advising is not directly linked to any particular major, but rather it is designed for students in any discipline or college. Pre-health students have unique advising needs due to the competitive nature of professional schools and the varying admission criteria. Pre-Professional Health Advising provides the following resources to help students to become competitive applicants:

  • Guidance on admission criteria
  • Application assistance
  • Access to current information
  • Sequencing of courses
  • Long term planning
  • Guidance on co-curricular activities

These additional wrap-around advising services cannot substitute for the necessary and often required advising provided by a student's assigned college or faculty adviser.

Your education here at The University of Akron provides the foundation for your continued pursuit of professional school and is committed to helping you become a competitive applicant. We hope the information on this site and the resources provided by our office will enhance your Akron Experience as you prepare for professional school.