Valerie Collins Premed Advising

Valerie Wherley, PhD

Pre-Health Consultant

Dr. Wherley offers personalized, 1-on-1 advising for students preparing to apply to healthcare graduate programs. Areas of expertise include:

 

  • Advising first-time applicants, re-applicants, & Postbac applicants

  • Applying a holistic portfolio review

  • Navigating the application process

  • Editing personal statements

  • Interview preparation

  • School selection

  • Selecting/securing letters of recommendation

Areas of Expertise

Pre-Med

Assisting Pre-Med students interested in BS/MD, MD, and/or DO programs with all aspects of AMCAS, AACOMAS, and/or TMDSAS application preparation.

Pre-Pharmacy

Mentoring Pre-Pharmacy students through the PharmCAS application, discussing PCAT
requirements, and review of overall competitiveness.

Pre-PA

Guiding Pre-PA students with submission of CASPA, accompanying direct patient contact hours, and a competitive holistic portfolio.

Postbac

Advising Postbac students on creating, writing, and submitting their strongest application, via either PostbacCAS and/or a school specific Postbac program.

Pre-Dental

Offering Pre-Dental students critical feedback on their clinical preparation, DAT score, and editorial expertise on the ADEA AADSAS application.

Nursing

Supporting students in achieving the first step in a nursing career, or career advancement by providing application guidance for ASN, BSN, RN, APRN, MSN, and DNP programs.  

Pre-Vet

Providing Pre-Vet students a step-by-step knowledge-based path to navigate the VMCAS application, using VMSAR data to support school selection.

Other Allied Health Professions

  • Pre-PT

  • Pre-OT

  • Speech-Language Pathology