Health Professions Advising is additional guidance for students interested in pursuing health care careers following graduation.

What is Health Professions Advising?

Through Health Professions Advising, students work with their normal academic advisors and faculty members on the Health Professions Advisory Committee to design a course of study that is suited to their specific career goals, which include:

  • pharmacy
  • dentistry
  • medicine
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • public health
  • veterinary science

Advising and planning for these professional programs is provided by faculty members in the School of Behavioral and Natural Science and the School of Health Sciences.

The Advantages of Health Professions Advising

Under guidance from their advisors, students will have access to:

  • Career overviews and information about and information about required exams and employment statistics
  • Shadowing opportunities for a variety of careers
  • Group and individual advising meetings
  • Access to committee recommendations and interviews required by some graduate schools.

The Advisors

Our expert faculty provides career readiness through guidance and advising in different health care professions.

Eric Johnson, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry

Advisor for Podiatrist (D.P.M.), Physician (M.D. or D.O.) and Veterinarian (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) 

Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He was later awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association to work at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University.


Jill Russell, Ph.D., Department of Biology

Advisor for Pharmacist (PharmD) and Optometrist (O.D.)

Dr. Russell received an undergraduate degree from the Mount, and obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. in Cardiac Physiology and Exercise Science/Neuroendocrinology from Miami University.


Tracy Reed-Kessler, Ph.D., Department of Biology

Advisor for Physician Assistant (PA) and  Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) and Physical Therapist (D.P.T)

Dr. Reed-Kessler earned her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati/Children’s Hospital Department of Developmental Biology. Dr. Reed also graduated from the University of Cincinnati Medical School in 1992 with an M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics.

 

BC Charles-Liscombe, Ed.D., ATC, Department of Athletic Training

Advisor for Athletic Trainer,  Chiropractor (D.C.), Occupational Therapist (O.D.) and Public Health (MPH or DrPh)

Dr. Charles-Liscombe holds his Ed.D. in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, an M.S. in Kinesiology with a specialization in Athletic Training from Indiana University, and earned a  B.S. in in Sports Medicine from Guilford College.


Gail Burns, D.N.P., RN, Department of Nursing

Advisor for Nursing (D.N.P.) 

Dr. Burns earned her D.N.P. from the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama; an M.S.N. from the University of Cincinnati; and a B.S.N. from Mount St. Joseph University.