Advising for current students

ILS offers the individualized advising necessary to take full advantage of academic, research, and service opportunities available on the UMD campus and in the metro-DC area. ILS students are encouraged to reflect on how their current experiences are shaping their future academic, professional, and personal goals. 

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During the fall semester of a student's first year, advising begins with a facilitated discussion in the introductory 1-credit course HLSC100 with Section Leaders.  Each Section Leader team is comprised of two upperclass ILS students who can speak from their own experience on navigating the challenges of time management, major selection, course recommendations, and managing research.

Each first-year student is required to meet individually with the Assistant Director or Associate Director to discuss academic and experiential goals for the upcoming semester and for the future. These individualized advising sessions ensure that each student has the opportunity to customize their ILS experience to their individual goals.  As students prepare to look for a research internship, they are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Associate Director to discuss various options.

ILS students can schedule an appointment with any ILS staff member to review their progress in the program, discuss changes to their studies and goals, or talk about whatever is on the student's mind.  

To book an appointment with an ILS staff member:
Director, Associate Director, or assistant director,
click the book now button





Wendy Loughlin (Health Professions Advising Office)

Pre-medical advising, including academic, research, clinical, and service programs

October and November

ILS staff

Individualized advising for next semester and professional development


ILS staff

Individualized advising for summer, next semester, and professional development