Overview of Services

The Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) is a walk-in resource center for students interested in lawmedicine (allopathic, chiropractic, naturopathic, osteopathic, podiatric), or the health sciences (dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, etc.).

Vision

PAC is the flagship office for pre-health and pre-law advising in Hawai`i.

Mission

Our mission is to guide students in discovering their paths in life and in transforming their professional dreams into reality.

Values

PAC operates within the following values:

  • Health and law professions are open to everyone with the desire, aptitude, and motivation to pursue them.
  • Career choice is one of the most important decisions one can make in life and often defines one’s niche in society; it is critical that students choose carefully and wisely.
  • Students choose their own paths and make their own decisions.
  • To make good decisions, students need accurate, up-to-date, and unbiased information.
  • When making decisions, students benefit from sympathetic but honest guidance and from being able to discuss their options with nonjudgmental peers.

Objectives

PAC’s objectives are:

  • To increase UHM’s retention and graduation rate of pre-health/pre-law students.
  • To increase the number of UHM students who matriculate into health/law professional programs.

Goals

At program completion, advisees will be able to . . .

  • Describe the Eight Steps to Professional School and what needs to be done for each.
  • Describe what opportunities for engagement are available at UHM.
  • Be able to create an academic plan that includes their application timeline, professional school prerequisite courses, career-related extra- and co-curricular activities, UHM’s General Education and Graduation requirements, and major requirements, and that fulfills all credit requirements.
  • Be able to create a curriculum vitae or résumé.
  • Use appropriate resources to research and accomplish the Eight Steps.
  • Engage in self-evaluation in light of career goals.

Student Outcomes

PAC students are able to . . .

  • Describe the “Eight Steps to Professional School” and what they need to do for each.
  • List engagement opportunities available at UHM.
  • Create an accurate academic plan that includes the
    • application timeline,
    • prerequisite courses,
    • career-related activities,
    • general education requirements,
    • major requirements, and
    • minimum credit requirements.
  • Create a curriculum vitae/résumé.
  • Use appropriate resources to research and accomplish the Eight Steps.
  • Engage in self-evaluation in light of career goals.

 

The Path to Professional School

Reaching your professional goals begins with knowing how you are going to get there. There are eight steps to take on your path to professional school: coursework, experience, personal development, entrance exams, reseaching schools, applications, financial aid, and interviews. Our peer advisors will help you with each step of the way.

Additional Resources

Our office provides additional resources such as a lending library, computer services, and handouts.

Meet the Advisors!

KianaJessiMiranda
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DirectorSenior Peer AdvisorSenior Peer Advisor
PhD, EducationDegree: MPH

Field of Interest: Health Policy and Management
Major: Biology

Field of Interest: Dentistry
Employed... Summer 2014Employed... Summer 2015
KaiwiRioErica
Pre-Law AdvisorPre-Law AdvisorPre-Health Advisor
Degree: JD/MBA, 3L

Field of Interest: Business Law, Wills and Trusts, Native Hawaiian Law
Degree: JD, 3L

Field of Interest: Business Law
Major: Molecular Cell Biology

Field of Interest: Allopathic Medicine
Employed... Spring 2016Employed... Spring 2017Employed... Summer 2016
KatelynCoriKellie
Pre-Health Advisor TraineePre-Health Advisor TraineePre-Health Advisor Trainee
Major: Biochemistry

Field of Interest: Allopathic Medicine
Major: Biology

Field of Interest: Allopathic Medicine
Major: Molecular Cell Biology

Field of Interest: Allopathic Medicine
Employed... Summer 2017Employed... Summer 2017Employed... Summer 2017
YiCalebEileen
Pre-Health Advisor TraineePre-Health Advisor TraineePre-Health Advisor Trainee
Major: Molecular Cell Biology

Field of Interest: Allopathic Medicine
Major: Environmental Science

Field of Interest: Allopathic Medicine
Major: Chemistry

Field of Interest: Allopathic Medicine
Employed... Summer 2017Employed... Summer 2017Employed... Summer 2017
Emily





Pre-Health Advisor Trainee
Major: Business

Field of Interest: Health Administration
Employed... Summer 2017

PAC Alumni

Natalie Sylvia Marlene
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Employed... Summer 2015Employed... Summer 2016Employed... Summer 2015
Retired...Spring 2017Retired...Spring 2017Retired...Summer 2017
Graduated...Spring 2017Graduated...Spring 2017Graduating...Spring 2019
JustinElyseJeff
justinelysejeff
Employed... Summer 2015Employed... Summer 2014Employed... Summer 2015
Retired...Fall 2016Retired...Summer 2017Retired...Summer 2017
Graduated...Spring 2017Graduated...Spring 2017Graduated...Spring 2017
SeanJerrisaMichael
seanJerrisaMichael
Employed...Fall 2014Employed... Spring 2015Employed... Fall 2013
Retired...Summer 2017Retired... Summer 2016Retired... Spring 2016
Graduated...Spring 2017Graduated... Fall 2016Graduated... Spring 2016
HollyJayceeLauren
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Employed... Summer 2013Employed... Summer 2014Employed... Summer 2014
Retired... Spring 2016Retired... Spring 2016Retired... Fall 2015
Graduated... Spring 2016Graduated... Spring 2016Graduated... Fall 2015
EddyTeresaSam
Employed... Summer 2012Employed... Summer 2012Employed... Summer 2012
Retired... Spring 2015Retired... Spring 2015Retired... Spring 2015
Graduated... Spring 2015Graduated... Spring 2015Graduated... Spring 2015
SidraShayneAndrea
Employed... Summer 2013Employed... Summer 2013Employed... Summer 2013
Retired... Spring 2015Retired... Spring 2015Retired... Fall 2014
Graduating... Spring '17Graduated... Spring 2015Graduated... Fall 2014
KatharineElizaTiffany
Employed... Spring 2011Employed... Spring 2012Employed... Summer 2011
Retired... Spring 2014Retired... Spring 2014Retired... Spring 2014
Graduated... Spring 2014Graduated... Spring 2014Graduated... Spring 2014
ShawnSaiMarisa
Employed... Summer 2012Employed... Summer 2012Employed... Spring 2012
Retired... Spring 2014Retired... Spring 2013Retired... Spring 2014
Graduated... Spring 2014Graduated... Graduated...Spring 2013
JeremyChrisAlyssa
Employed... Spring 2012Employed... Summer 2011Employed... Spring 2012
Retired... Spring 2013Retired... Spring 2013Retired... Fall 2013
Graduated... Spring 2013Graduated... Spring 2013Graduated... Spring 2013
AshleyTashaMichelle
Employed... Summer 2012Employed... Spring 2009Employed... Spring 2011
Retired... Fall 2012Retired... Spring 2012Retired... Spring 2013
Graduated... Spring 2014Graduated... Spring 2012Graduated... Spring 2013
MeganYoletteLace
Employed... Summer 2010Employed... Spring 2010Employed... Spring 2010
Retired...Spring 2012Retired... Spring 2012Retired... Spring 2012
Graduated... Spring 2012Graduated...Spring 2012Graduated...Spring 2012
DerekEricaKristine
Employed... Summer 2010Employed... Summer 2010Employed... Summer 2011
Retired... Spring 2012Retired... Spring 2012Retired... Spring 2012
Graduated...Spring 2012Graduated...Spring 2012Graduated... Spring 2012
CaraNgocVivian
Employed... Spring 2010Employed... Spring 2010Employed... Summer 2009
Retired... Fall 2011Retired... Spring 2011Retired... Spring 2011
Graduated... Fall 2013Graduated... Spring 2011Graduated... Spring 2011
IvanJessicaElyse
Employed... Spring 2009Employed... Summer 2008Employed... Summer 2009
Retired... Spring 2011Retired... Spring 2011Retired... Fall 2010... Returned Fall 2014
Graduated... Spring 2011Graduated... Spring 2011Graduated... Spring 2011
JessicaSonnySharon
Employed... Spring 2009Employed... Spring 2008Employed... Summer 2008
Retired... Spring 2010Retired... Spring 2010Retired... Spring 2010
Graduated... Spring 2010Graduated... Spring 2010Graduated... Fall 2010
ChristyLorranceKrystle
Employed... Summer 2008Employed... Summer 2008Employed... Summer 2006
Retired... Fall 2009Retired... Summer 2009Retired... Spring 2009
Graduated... Spring 2010Graduated... Spring 2009Graduated... Spring 2009
ChristopherShoheiJennifer
Employed... Summer 2006Employed... Spring 2008Employed... Summer 2007
Retired... Spring 2009Retired... Spring 2009Retired... Fall 2008
Graduated... Spring 2009Graduated... Fall 2009Graduated... Spring 2009
AndrewMariIris
Employed... Summer 2007Employed... Summer 2007Employed... Summer 2005
Retired... Summer 2008Retired... Summer 2008Retired... Spring 2008
Graduated... Spring 2011Graduated... Spring 2010Graduated... Fall 2008
RichardShaynaJennifer
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Employed... Fall 2004Employed... Summer 2006Employed... Spring 2006
Retired... Spring 2007Retired... Summer 2006Retired... Summer 2006
Graduated... Spring 2007Graduated... Spring 2007Graduated...
JodieClaireEdward
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Retired... Spring 2006Retired... Fall 2005Retired... Fall 2005
Graduated... Spring 2006Graduated... Fall 2005Graduated... Fall 2005
Eric
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Employed...
Retired... Spring 2005
Graduated... Spring 2005

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