Becoming a member of WAAHP will help you become a better pre-health advisor:

·        Network and collaborate with other pre-health advisors

·        Develop pre-health advising skillsWAAHP Map

·        Stay up-to-date with rapidly-changing health fields

·        Connect to health professions schools and associations

o       Meet Admissions Deans

o       Learn about upcoming changes

o       Receive announcements from the health associations

·        Receive complementary publications

o       Medical Schools Admission Requirements (MSAR)

o       ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools

o       Osteopathic Medical College Information Book

o       And more!

·        Opportunities for professional development

o       Publishing in journals

o       Presenting at conferences

o       Leadership in WAAHP and NAAHP

·        Access to the “Advisors Only” sections of the WAAHP and NAAHP website

o       Searchable Membership Directory

o       Contact information for Admissions Deans

o       Resources for over 20 different health professions

o       Searchable articles about health fields and pre-health advising

o       Resources for special populations (under-represented populations, international students, etc.)

o         Receive free and reduced advising resources and NAAHP publications:

o       New Advisors Handbook

o       Health Professions Admissions Guide

o       Pre-Medical Advisors Reference Manual

o       Interviewing Skills

·        Reduced registration rates for regional and national conferences



We have 3 different types of membership:

 >      Individual Advisor – a pre-health advisor at an accredited institution in the western region.

o       Advisor (primary)

o       Associate Advisor


>      Institutional Advisor – an accredited institution that designates a representative.


>      Emeritus – a retired pre-health advisor who has been a member of WAAHP for at least 10 years.


All WAAHP memberships are handled through NAAHP, and membership fees are posted on their website.

To join WAAHP, click here!

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