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About Health Professions Advising

Health Professions Advising at Clemson aims to:

  • Introduce students to holistic development and guide them to grow into well-rounded candidates for the health professions.
  • Encourage students to self-assess: to reflect on their experiences, and their interest and readiness to pursue a career in the health professions.
  • Connect students to resources and opportunities on campus and in the community.
  • Introduce students to the skills and competencies they will need to become successful healthcare professionals.

We advise all Clemson students (and alumni) who are interested in pursuing careers in chiropractic medicine, dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology fields. Students are encouraged to be proactive in scheduling meetings with both their academic and health professions advisers to ensure program prerequisites and major curriculum requirements are completed in a timely manner. Please consult the Adviser Directory to determine the best person for you to connect with regarding your unique path.

Schedule an appointment with a Health Professions adviser:

Fall 2020 Open House

Health Professions Advising will be hosting informational sessions for prospective Clemson students interested in careers in health care during the SCIENCE Fall Open House days.

Sign up for the Fall 2020 Virtual Health Professions Advising Open House Sessions.

Questions? Email We look forward to meeting you!

Learn more about our Fall 2020 prospective students open house.

Harolynn Williams, Director for Health Professions Advising, Clemson University

Harolynn Williams


As director of health professions advising, Williams collaborates with offices across campus to provide resources for students who are considering going into medical, dental, pharmacy or rehabilitation careers. She serves as the primary adviser for students interested in medical and PA school. Williams encourages all of her students to “respect the process” and have backup plans A, B and C. She received her Associate of Arts and Science degrees from Sinclair Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in English and ethnic studies from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree from Walden University in higher education student affairs. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration from Walden University. Williams has worked in many different capacities in higher education for approximately 10 years, including Young Scholars Instructor, After-school English and Reading Comprehension Tutor, Administrative Assistant within Academic Advising, Academic Advisor and Post-Baccalaureate Coordinator. She has presented at national and regional conferences on various topics such as Pre-Health Advising, Student Success and Minority Retention issues. 

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Brittany Barnette

Graduate Assistant

As a graduate assistant in the Health Professions Advising office, Barnette builds relationships with young adults across many social identities and guides Clemson’s pre-health students as they assess their career goals and navigate their courses in the HPA program. Barnette is a second year master’s student in Clemson’s Counselor Education program, specializing in clinical mental health counseling. Prior to coming to Clemson, she worked for a number of years between college and graduate school, first as a lab manager for a psychology lab at UNC Chapel Hill, then in various roles in South Carolina public schools. 

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Kimberly Martin

Graduate Assistant

As a graduate assistant in the Health Professions Advising office, Martin uses her personal experiences to explore different advising methods to assist Clemson’s pre-health students as they navigate the HPA program. Martin is a first-generation student who is continuing her education at Clemson University with the Student Affairs Masters program. She previously worked with the Career Center at Florida Atlantic University, helping students with their resumes and finding internship or employment opportunities.