Advisors: Nancy Blass Dustye Bailey
Senior Pre-Med Advisor Pre-Med Advisor
Medicine, Optometry, Podiatry Medicine, Dental, Physician's Associate
Cate 1, Room 415 Cate 1, Room 416
Pre-professional advising for medicine, optometry, and podiatry programs is available with Ms. Nancy Blass.
Pre-professional advising for medicine, dental, and physician's associate programs is available with Ms. Dustye Bailey.
Students may schedule an appointment with the appropriate advisor listed above through the iAdvise appointment system. If the advisor does not have an appointment, students may be seen on a walk-in basis, as the advisor is available. Advising is in Cate 1, Room 418, and students must check in with the receptionist.
Declaring a pre-professional program
Students must tell the academic advising center in the college of their major that they want the "pre-" code listed on their academic record. Otherwise, the "pre-" advisor has no way to include students in notices of meetings, deadlines, etc. The college advising office will ensure that the code is added to the student's record.
With 14 years experience in this area, Nancy has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine with its Friend of Podiatric Medicine Award, the Oklahoma Academic Advisors Association’s Advisor of the Year Award, and the OU Regents Superior Staff Award. She is Liaison to the Optometry Schools, a member of the National Association of Advisors of Health Professions and the Texas Association of Advisors for Health Professions, and is a national volunteer advisor for universities and colleges that lack a pre-med advisor. Nancy sponsors the Pre-Med and Pre-Optometry clubs as well as co-sponsors the Physician's Associate club. She also oversees the Medical Ethics and Issues Discussion Panel.
After working in the OUHSC Stephenson Cancer Center as a protocol specialist for clinical trials and in the OU Family Medicine clinic, Dustye joined the OU Pre-Med advising office. She is the sponsor for the OU Pre-Dental Club and co-sponsors the Pre-Physician's Associate club. She is also the sponsor of the PanAmerican Student Association.
The pre-med office maintains D2L sites with a wealth of information for students interested in their specified professional programs. The OU Pre-Med Facebook is accessible to anyone.
Prospective students may contact OU Prospective Students Services or call that office at 405-325-2151, for an appointment with an OU pre-med advisor.
Mock Interview appointments may be made through the iAdvise appointment system.