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The Pre-health Professions Advisory Committee is composed of faculty from the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science and Engineering, the Kasiska Division of Health Professions, and the College of Pharmacy at ISU who have an interest in educating health professionals. One of the functions of the committee is to evaluate a student's preparation for application to a health professions program by reviewing each student's credentials and interviewing the student. The comments of committee members who participate in a student's interview are combined into a letter of recommendation called a committee letter. Many health professional schools require a committee letter to accompany the student's application materials in addition to letters of recommendation from individuals who know the student well. The committee highly encourages students to apply for a committee interview in the semester prior to submitting their applications to the health professional schools.

In addition to providing evaluative interviews, the Pre-health Professions Advisory Committee members serve as sources of information and advice about developing successful health professional school applications for students with academic majors in many different departments.

Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee 2018

Curt Anderson,  Ph.D., Professor, Biological Sciences and Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, Research. Life Science 330.  Phone: 208-282-5813,

Ralph Baergen, Ph.D., Professor, English and Philosophy, Liberal Arts 247, Phone: 208-282-3371,

Kori Bond, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Music, Fine Arts 214. Phone: 208-282-2551,

Liz Cartwright, Ph.D  Professor, Anthropology, Graveley Hall 159, Phone: 208-282-2629,

Brian Crawford, DDS, Chair/Professor, Dental Science Dept, /Family Medicine B15, Phone: 208-282-5275,

Karl De Jesus, Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry, Physical Science Complex 355, Phone: 208-282-2673,

Rebecca Hoover,  Director IDAHO DRUG INFORMATION,  Eli Obler Library, Phone: 208-282-6064,

James R. Groome, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Gale Life Sciences 321, Phone: 208-282-2791,

Trent Jackman, Assistant Professor, PT and OT Education, Garrison Hall room 311, Phone: 208-282-3065,

Margaret Johnson, Ph.D, Professor, English and Philosophy Phone: 208-282-2537

Dave Martin, MPAS, PA-C, Academic Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor, Red Hill 209, Phone:  208-282-4709,

Jeffrey Meldrum, Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Anatomy and Biology, Gale Life Sciences 309, Phone: 208-282-4379,

Rachel Hulse, PhD., Professor & Director, Medical Lab Science, Leonard Hall 218, Phone: 208-282-4456,

Allisha Weeden, PhD., Assistant Professor Dietetics – Garrison Hall 604, Phone: 208-282-3591,

Idaho Falls:  

Catherine Black, MS., Associate Lecturer, Biological Sciences, Tingey Admin. Building Idaho Falls, Phone: 208-282-7829,

Barbara Frank, Ph.D., Lecturer, Biological Sciences, Tingey Administration Building, Idaho Falls 110, Phone: 208-282-7899,

Sharlene Jolley, Lecturer, Chemistry Dept., Tingey Admin. Bldg. Idaho Falls, phone 208-282-4444

Ann Howell, Director,  University Programs - Idaho Falls, BSUB 202, Idaho Falls.  Phone 208-282-7800