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Welcome to PHS:  The Honors Pre-Health Society

The Honors Pre-Health Society (PHS) is open to all Honors Program members who are contemplating a career in the health services; this includes students interested in Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatry, Veterinary Medicine, Chiropractic, Optometry, Nutrition, Public Health, Pharmacy and more.

PHS offers a variety of opportunities to students: eboard leadership experience, social and networking opportunities, bimonthly membership meetings with meaningful programs offering information on the professional school application process, available fellowships, scientific research opportunities, study abroad programs, and more.

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Below is the PHS Google calendar with more information on our events and meetings!

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PHS Executive Board Members

The role of the executive board is to set each semester's line up of events; listen to the needs and wishes of the membership; and grow the newly started PHS into a dynamic organization with dedicated students and alums. Board members meet weekly. As an added incentive to join the board and take on these responsibilities, board members are rewarded with a 50% discount on the Kaplan MCAT preparation class. Definitely consider joining the team.

Gina Kim, Co-President

 Gina Kim portrait  Gina Kim is a pre-med Senior at SU majoring in Biology and Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology. She was one of the founding members of PHS her Sophomore year and has continued to be apart of the growing community since. She works in Dr. James Hewett lab studying the effects of exercise-induced adult neurogenesis and COX-2 on seizures. Gina dedicates a lot of her time teaching English, from being a substitute English teacher at home to working with international students at the Slutzker Center.

 Elliott Russell, Co-President

 Elliott Russell  Elliott Russell is a senior at SU studying biotechnology and bioengineering, and has plans to attend Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in August. He is currently conducting his Honors Capstone on Automated External Defibrillator technology and is involved with 2 entrepreneurial ventures designing novel healthcare tools. He has been involved with PHS since it's start in 2012 and believes the network of pre-health students that it creates is motivating and rewarding.

Krystal Chung, Secretary

 portrait Krystal Chung is a pre-med freshman majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology. She aspires to be developmental pediatrician and study the effects of social/environmental factors on child cognitive development. She currently works in Dr. Antshel’s lab psychopathology lab with emphasis on ADHD and autism spectrum disorders.  At SU she spends her time tutoring children of Somali refugees with Young Scholars, dancing hop-hop with Orange Pulse Dance Troupe, and volunteering at nearby clinics. Her main interests, however, are eating and sleeping.

Taylor Wright,  Academic Support Committee

Taylor Wright Taylor is a Sophomore at SU majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. She is on the Pre-Dental track and aspires to be an Orthodontist one day. On campus she is involved with University 100 and The University Conduct Board. She also conducts research in Professor Fondy's lab and loves to volunteer. In her free time she enjoys watching Netflix, hanging out with friends and reading a good book.

Amber Barrow,  Community Service Committee

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Pre-Health Advising Resources

Below is a list of helpful links, guides and resources that pre-health students will find useful. Do you have one to add to this list you want to share? You can email it to Karen Hall, or consider joining the Honors Pre-Health Society Facebook Group

Health Professions Advising at Syracuse


Other University Health Professions Advising Services:

These sites can offer helpful information as well.


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Personal Statement Writing Tips

Professional Organizations

Funding Options

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Gap Year Resources

Fellowship Resources

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Civic Engagement and Service


  • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Their mission is to promote health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions.
  • From Undecided to M.D. This is a brief and interesting bio piece on a student who went to USC and was undecided, then became a French major, than did a postbac, and now is a surgeon.
  • Wikipremed Interesting MCAT study site. Some resources here cost money, others are free.
  • Guide for Undergraduate Research: Managing Your Advisor Getting the most out of your relationship with your mentor isn’t always self-apparent. This article has some interesting suggestions.