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Pre-Health Peer Mentors

Pre-Health Peer Mentors are a select group of current University of Idaho undergraduate students who have first-hand experience with the challenges and rewards of the pre-health professions path. These mentors are excited to serve as a resource for all interested students, sharing their experiences at U of I and beyond through small group discussions and one-on-one meetings with their assigned mentees.

If you are a first-year student and would like to be paired with a mentor, please submit a Pre-Health Peer Mentor Application.

Meet your mentors!

Zach Blume

Pre-Health Focus: Pre-Med or Pre-PA


Year: Senior
Major(s): Microbiology
Minor(s): Pre-Health Professions Studies
Hometown: Eagle, Idaho

Advice for new Pre-Health Students: With school, you get out of it what you put into it. College is amazing and so full of fun and great experiences, so soak it up and enjoy every moment. With that comes leaving your comfort zone, branching out, and trying new things.

Tareyn Green

Pre-Health Focus: Pre-PA

Tareyn Green

Year: Senior

Major: Microbiology
Minor(s): Pre-Health Professions Studies

Hometown: Moscow, Idaho

Advice for new Pre-Health Students: The advice I wish I had freshman year would be to stay calm and pace myself. Entering college, I over-committed myself to clubs, credits, and extracurriculars. Medicine can be pursued from so many different avenues and trying to replicate another student’s path will only lead to stress. Participating in a handful of extracurriculars you are passionate about is much more meaningful than trying to do everything. My best advice would be to take it day by day. There are weeks you will need to buckle down and study, but remember to make time for yourself amongst the lab reports, exams, and due dates.


Niels Mitchell

Pre-Health Focus: Pre-PA

Niels Mitchell

Year: Senior

Major(s): Biology, Microbiology

Minors: Pre-Health Professions Studies

Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID.

Advice for new Pre-Health Students:Try to maintain some balance in your life here at school. You don't need to do everything at once. Maintaining a full course load, extracurricular activities, and still finding time for your outside-of-school life can be overwhelming. But that doesn't mean you should underestimate yourself either. Befriend your professors. Take hard classes. Get involved in research, or volunteering, or shadowing. Explore Moscow. Finding a position where you are fulfilled but not exhausted will make for a rewarding undergraduate experience.


Sue Winger

Pre-Health Focus: Pre-Med


Year: Senior

Major: Microbiology

Minors: Spanish and Pre-Health Professions Studies

Hometown: Spokane, WA.

Advice for new Pre-Health Students: My biggest piece of advice to incoming students is to not get overwhelmed, take it day-by-day. Science majors are rigorous, and it is daunting to try and organize a schedule that hits all the requirements for future plans. I still struggle with this. However, it is so incredibly important to be present in the moment. We all have the opportunity to learn some amazing information here at the university. Do the very best you can and tackle each challenge as it comes. It will be worth it in the end!

Pre-Health Professions Program

Physical Address:

Vandal Success Center
Idaho Commons, 3rd floor

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 2436
Moscow, ID 83844-2436

Phone: 208-885-5809