Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)
University of Mississippi

Dan Shell

Pre-Medical Student from Oxford, MS


Why did you decide to pursue this health profession? I chose to pursue a career in health professions for the opportunity to make a significant difference in people’s lives helping them overcome certain illnesses or health problems. The ability to help one overcome a certain obstacle in their life is what motivates me every single day to become a doctor.

Major: Biology

Why did you choose this major? I chose to major in Biology because I enjoy learning about Biology how it applies to the real world.

How has HPAO helped you on your pre-health journey? HPAO has given me guidance as a pre med student at Ole Miss when it comes to classes, shadowing, service, involvement, etc.

What is your most memorable HPAO experience? My most memorable experience when working with HPAO was when I was a prospective student and decided to come to Ole Miss after talking to Dr. Taylor. HPAO has always given me both confidence and guidance even before I took my first class at Ole Miss.

What are your career goals? To become a doctor

What are you the happiest doing? Spending Time in the Outdoors

What is your favorite study spot? The Dungeon

What is your favorite meal in Oxford? Bs BBQ