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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 2016

Curt Anderson,  PhD., Professor, Biological Sciences and Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, Research. Life Science 330.  Phone: 208-282-5813, andecurt@isu.edu

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

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

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

Lyle W. Castle, PhD., Interim Dean of Science and Engineering, Professor, Chemistry, Colonial Hall 234, Phone:  208-282-3099, castlyle@isu.edu

Brian Crawford, DDS, Chair/Professor, Dental Science Dept, /Family Medicine B15, Phone: 208-282-5275, crawbri3@isu.edu

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

Tracy J Farnsworth,  Associate Professor, Health Care Administration. BA 203, 208-282-3806 farntrac@isu.edu 

Rebecca Hoover,  Director IDAHO DRUG INFORMATION,  Eli Obler Library, Phone: 208-282-6064,  rhoover@pharmacy.isu.edu

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

Linda Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D. , Associate Vice President & Executive Dean, Kasiska Division of Health Professions, Professor of Psychology, Graveley Hall 123 Phone: 282-4899, hatzslind@isu.edu 

Trent Jackman, Assistant Professor, PT and OT Education, Garrison Hall room 311, Phone: 208-282-3065,  jacktren@isu.edu

Margaret Johnson, Ph.D, Professor, English and Philosophy Phone: 282-2537 johnmarg@isu.edu

Kathleen Kangas, Ph.D, Chair/Professor,  Communication Sciences & Disorders, Speech Pathology & Audiology 204. Phone 282-4196,  kangkath@isu.edu

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

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

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

Allisha Weeden, PhD., Assistant Professor Dietetics – Garr. 604, Phone: 208-282-3591,  weedalli@isu.edu

Idaho Falls:  

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

Barbara Frank, Ph.D., Lecturer, Biological Sciences, Tingey Administration Building, Idaho Falls 110, Phone: 208-282-7899,  franbar2@isu.edu

Sharlene Jolley, Lecturer, Chemistry Dept., Tingey Admin. Bldg. Idaho Falls, phone 282-4444  jollshar@isu.edu

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