• Welcome!

    The purpose of the University PreHealth Advising Program is to provide resources and advising to members of the Northeastern community (students and alums) in all NU colleges and all NU fields of study regarding professional school expectations, preparation requirements, and application processes.

    Our mission is to both facilitate the success of NU applicants and be a trusted source of competent and caring health professionals. We work with students and alums considering careers in the areas of allopathic medicine (MD), osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatric medicine, or veterinary medicine.

    The NU PreHealth website provides access to on-line resources, a calendar of workshops, presentations, and special events, as well as information about how to request individualized advising, and how to network with other PreHealth students, NU alums who are current medical students, and healthcare professionals.

Profiles of Success

Kelsey Jordan – Optometry

NU 2013, B.S. Biology; New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017

1. What led to your interest in a career in optometry? Who or what inspired you? My interest in a career in optometry began when I was in high school. I loved science, math, and working with people. I knew I wanted to work in the health field, but was unsure about which profession I wanted to pursue. After several vision problems found their way into my family, I realized helping others to best achieve one of the most coveted human senses would be a rewarding field of work. I shadowed my neighbor, who is an optometrist at a hospital in my town, and instantly felt I could see a future for myself in the field of optometry. After copious amounts of research into the field and after observing many other optometrists, I was attracted to the various types of practice settings and different fields available to optometrists. Through my career at Northeastern, I participated in three co-ops; two of which involved performing research at major biotechnology companies and one of which was at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. It was through these experiences that I solidified my desire to work with people, gained valuable research experience, and realized my desire to become an optometrist. I enjoyed my research experiences, but prefer to work in a clinical setting; yet I will always have the opportunity to supplement my optometric career with vision research. I was encouraged by my family to follow my dreams and inspired by my drive to help others, which could lead to a successful health career. Read more…

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