Who do I see?

Are you interested in earning an advanced degree in a health care profession like dentistry or medicine?  If so, terrific!  Who do you see for pre-health advice?

  • If you are a 1st or 2nd year student your pre-health advisor is Ali Botsis (see below for contact information).
  • If you are a 3rd or 4th year student your pre-health advisor is Patty Davis (see below for contact information).
  • If you are interested in Pre-PT or Pre-OT, your pre-health advisor is Ali Botsis regardless of year.

Instructions to make an appointment

Click here to go to SSC Campus to schedule your appointment.

Pre-Health Advising at the University of South Alabama
Pre-Health Advising and Programs operates under a 2-2 tiered advising model for students considering graduate work in the pre-health professions. 

The following programs are under the pre-health attribute:

  • Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, and any other professional graduate program in health care.

Pre-Health students in their first two academic years will work with Ali Botsis, professional pre-health advisor.

  • Students will be advised on appropriate courses and non-academic development for specific professional graduate health programs.

Contact Information:
Ali Botsis, MS
(251) 445-9280
abotsis@southalabama.edu

Students in their 3rd and 4th years will be advised by Ms. Patty Davis, Associate Director of Academic Advising & Transfer Services.

  • Ms. Davis will assist in preparations for testing, as well as continued guidance toward successfully completing pre-requisites for professional health programs.

Contact Information:
Patty Davis, MS
(251) 445-9280
pmdavis@southalabama.edu

Transfer students with less than 60 credit hours are under the auspices of Academic Advising & Transfer Services and Ms. Botsis until entry into their third year.
All Pre-Physical Therapy, including EAP, and Pre-Occupational Therapy students are advised by Ms. Botsis throughout their time at South Alabama (years 1-4).

All other transfer students, medicine EAP students, and post-baccalaureate students work directly with Ms. Davis from the start of their academic program.