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Pre-Health Society

Providing Resources to Students Pursuing Competitive Health Professions

Pre-Health Society Application

What is the NEOAHEC Pre-Health Society

The Pre-Health Society is a program that provides resources to community college, university, and gap year students from Eastern Oregon who are pursuing a career in healthcare while applying to graduate medical school programs.

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Why is there a need for the Pre-Health Society?

Students from rural and frontier communities are known to receive less access to high quality preparation for health professions program admissions throughout high school and college. Though health profession schools have increased the number of spaces available for students from these backgrounds, students are usually not provided with adequate resources to be successful applicants. The Pre-Health Society works to provide the necessary resources for rural applicants to be competitive.

Who Can Join?

The Pre-Health Society is for anyone who is within two years of applying to graduate or medical school, with the intention pursuing a career in healthcare in Eastern Oregon. EOU students must be a member of EOU's Pre-Professional Health Club and be in good academic standing to join the Pre-Health Society. Please contact EOU Academic Advisor McKayla Neal at for more details.

What Resources are offered?

Mentorship Match

Student will be paired with a mentor in the healthcare field they are pursuing.

Personal Statement Workshop & Editing

Student will send first draft of personal statement to SWAY. The students will have unlimited edits until Personal Statement is completed.

Mappd Account Subscription

An online data base to track application materials.

Mock Interview Questions

Student will participate in Mock Interview panel.

How do I Apply?

As of July 2023, the Pre-Health Society has a rolling application that is always open! If you would like to join, please apply here!

If you meet the criteria and would like to join, please or contact for more information!

Congratulations to Our 2023 Matriculating Cohort!

Registered Nurse (RN)

Madelyn Nichols | Heppner, OR | Eastern Oregon University

Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing | La Grande, OR

Physician Associate (PA)

Kate Averett | Baker City, OR | University of Idaho

George Fox University | Newberg, OR

Elizabeth Ann Kippes | Baker City, OR | Eastern Oregon University

Rocky Mountain College |Billings, MT

Rosalie Salisbury | Puyallup, WA | Eastern Oregon University

University of Washington (UW) | Seattle, WA

Doctor of Medicine & Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (MD & DO)

Zarryn Duong | Kennewick, WA | Washington State University

University of Washington (UW), Spokane, WA

Quentin Durfee | La Grande, OR | Eastern Oregon University

Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Haley Fonceca | Boise, ID | Eastern Oregon University

Idaho College of Medicine (ICOM) | Meridian, ID

Trent Henderson | Bend, OR | Oregon State University

Des Moines University (DMU) Des Moines, IA

Hailey Hulse | Cove, OR | Lewis & Clark State College

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford | Rockford Illinois

Austen Kalivas | Pocatello, ID | Eastern Oregon University

The State University of New York Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NY

Deon Nguyen | Honolulu, HI | Eastern Oregon University

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) | Yakima, WA

Paige Ravelo | Beaverton, OR | University of Portland

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) | Yakima, WA

Noah Szumski | Summerville, OR | Oregon State University

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) | Yakima, WA

Jonathan Wolotira | Pendleton, OR | Blue Mountain Community College & Eastern Oregon University

Idaho College of Medicine (ICOM) | Meridian, ID