Pre-Medical Advisory Committee

The Pre-Medical Advisory Committee—comprised of a chair, program coordinator, and faculty advisers—provides overall direction for the pre-medical programs at Illinois Tech and serves as a body of student advisers.

Once students choose a major, they are assigned a pre-medical adviser from their department. Advisers help with course scheduling, monitor academic progress, and identify volunteer and research opportunities. Advisers also help with the medical school admission process, including:

  • Preparing students for the Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT, in the third year of undergraduate study
  • Collecting letters of recommendation
  • Forwarding applications to medical schools designated by students

*These committee members are also student advisers.

Committee Members

Dr. Kathryn M. Spink*

Director of Pre-Health Professions Programs
Senior Lecturer
Biology Department
146C Life Sciences Building
Chicago, IL 60616

Professor Nicholas Menhart*
PreMedical Advisor for Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics
352 Life Sciences
Chicago, IL 60616

Somdev Banerjee
226A Robert A. Pritzker Science Center
Chicago, IL 60616

Lindsey Sheehan
10 W. 35th Street, Suite 12E4-1
Chicago, IL 60616

Promila Dhar
Biomedical Engineering
301B Wishnick Hall
Chicago, IL 60616