Pre-Health Professions Advisement and Evaluation Committee (PPAEC)
At FIU the Pre-Health Professions Advising and Evaluation Committee (PPAEC) has served students seeking admission to professional programs for over 30 years and has developed a strong rapport with many of the programs in the State of Florida as well as numerous nationally recognized programs where our students are frequent matriculants.
Pre-Health Professions Committees at universities and colleges around the country fill an important role in the application process for undergraduates seeking a career in one of the health professions. Pre-medical and pre-dental students, especially, benefit from the ability to work with the Committee in submission of their evaluative material and letters of recommendation. Colleges and Schools of Medicine and Dentistry throughout the U.S. expect and prefer a Committee and/or Composite letter of recommendation from the applicant’s home institution over individually submitted applications since this provides them much more consistent and experienced evaluations. A Committee also provides these professional schools a single point of contact when additional information may be needed for a candidate. For students, their Advisors and the Committee are credible advocates for their application. At FIU, The Office of Pre-Health Professions Advising also supports application to programs of Pharmacy, Optometry, Veterinary, Podiatry, Physician Assistant and Chiropractic.