PPH Advising - Schedule a Meeting

As a Pre-Professional Health (PPH) student, you have the support of a full academic advising team: one advisor for your major and another advisor for your declared PPH Minor. If you have additional majors, minors, or are a varsity student-athlete, then it is likely you will have additional advisor support (you may view your full advising team in MyMadison). 

Advising for students planning to apply to graduate health profession programs involves more than just selecting the right courses. PPH Advisors help students plan for clinical experiences, service opportuntities, required standardized tests, program selection, and navigating the graduate admissions processes.

The PPH advising office is located in the Student Success Center, on the 4th floor Advising Hub (suite 4041). We encourage you meet with your assigned PPH advisor early and often during your undergraduate career at JMU. Currrent JMU students may schedule a meeting with a PPHA advisor by logging into MyMadison Connect (via MyMadison)

PPH Alumni: please refer to our Alumni Resources page for access to alumni advising scheduling links.

Meet Our Advising Team
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Sharon Babcock, PhD

Director, Advisor for Pre-Medicine (Last names A-K) & Pre-Dentistry


Katie Fisher, MS

Assistant Director, Advisor for Pre-Medicine (last names L-Z), Pre-PA, & Pre-Vet


Kelly Schuhmann, MS

Advisor for Pre-PT (last names A-K) and Pre-OT

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Janina Peachey, MS

Advisor for Pre-PT (last names L-Z) and Pre-AT

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Mary Hildebrand, RPh

Pre-Pharmacy Advisor


Jeff Andre, PhD

Pre-Optometry Advisor


Dawn Wyvill

Professional Administrative Assistant

PPH Madison Advising Peers (MAPs)
Meet with a Madison Advising Peer (MAP)

MAPs are fellow students that work in conjunction with faculty advisors to provide supplemental academic advising information and assist JMU undergraduate students with academic planning. 

Students may schedule a MAP session in advance by making an appointment in MyMadison Connect or simply drop-in to the PPHA Office, located in the SSC Advising Hub on the 4th Floor. In-person and virtual options are available! To schedule an appointment in MyMadison Connect, you will select Other Advising Support, then select Madison Advising Peers and choose Pre-Professional Health. Pick your appointment type, then a day/time, and enter a reason and you're all set!


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