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Pre-Health Society


The Pre-Health Society: 

The Pre-Health Society is a club for all students who are interested in Health-Related Professions.  Meeting notifications available through "The Citadel Biology Department" Facebook Page.  "Like" the page to get meeting notices via your Facebook newsfeed.  The club advisor is Dr. Kathy Zanin.  More Pre-Health Information is published on the Pre-Health Information Page.

Officers 2014-2015:
President: Blake Holt
Vice President: Matt Scalise
Treasurer: Andrew McSorley
Secretary: Tray Godowns
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Current Events:

  • Retina Consultants of Charleston is pleased to announce paid fellowships for Citadel alumni who are interested in a Health Care Profession.  Email Dr. Virgil Alfaro ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) ASAP for more information.  They are interested in cadets who have graduated or who are graduating this May who have not yet been accepted in to medical, dental, nursing or other allied health care graduate programs. A high GPA (> 3.0)  and a high level of motivations is required.

  • The next meeting of the Pre-Health Society will be April 6, 2015 at noon in Duckett Hall 101. We will hear campaign speeches from those interested in running for office for the club and vote on the officers for next year.  A set of 2015 MCAT prep books will be given as a door prize.

  • Save the Date MUSC's Dental Impressions Program, hosted by the student organization SNDA, will be Saturday, July 18 form 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

  • MUSC's College of Health Professions will have open info sessions on Friday, March 20th at 2pm; Friday, June 26th at 2pm; and  on Thursday, July 16th at 5pm. Informations will be about all programs in Anesthesia for Nurses (CRNA), Cardiovascular Perfusion, Health Administration, Health Informatics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies.  Learn more and register here:

PowerPoint Presentation from MUSC SOM's Wanda Taylor

PowerPoint Presentation from Advisor Dr. Kathy Zanin

Alumni Share Secrets of Success

For Facebook updates about meetings, current events, and opportunities in the Biology Department, Like the Facebook page, "The Citadel Biology Department"

Meetings include presentations from representatives of Medical Schools, Dental Schools, Pharmacy Schools, Public Health Schools, and others.  Students who have participated in health-related internships also give presentations.The Club hosted a shrimp dinner as a fundraiser for Wounded Nature in 2012, and is planning breast cancer awareness activities for 2014.

For more information about applying to graduate schools in health related fields, please see the Pre-Health Page and visit the bulletin board across from Bond 317. 

Club Activities:

In October 2014 The Pre-Health Society established "Cadets for a Cure." We worked to raise cancer awareness and to raise funds for Patient Support Services at Hollings Cancer Center through ribbon and wrist band sales.  Cadet Matt Scalise was the founder of this campaign.  We raised more than $1,000.  A check was presented to Kiki Cooper of MUSC's Giving Office on Dec. 5, 2014.



In September 2014, a panel of distinguished alumni hosted "Meet the Experts" where students learned about various medical and dental specialties.


In February 2014, The Pre-Health Society Hosted a panel of alumni who shared the "Secrets of their Success" with students at The Citadel.


On October 24, 2012 The Pre-Health Society and BioCid co-hosted a Low Country Shrimp Boil Fundraiser that raised $650 to support Wounded Nature (an organization that employs veterans to clean up beaches and increase environmental awareness).  Students worked all day selling tickets, shopping, chopping, cooking, serving, and cleaning up; making the event a huge success.



2012 Shrimp Boil Flyer 


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Officers 2013-2014:
President: Charles Fyfe
Vice President: Eric Benfield
Secreatry: Jay Gresham
Treasurer: Zachary Ford

Officers 2012-2013:
President: Regis Bigness
Vice President: Sarah Katchen
Treasurer: Leondas Cole
Secretary: Ricardo Caporale
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Officers 2011-2012:
President: Nicholas Slater
Vice President: Ben Canipe
Treasurer: Andrew Hancox
Secretary: Regis Bigness