Welcome to Pre-Health Advisement

White Coat Ceremony

Welcome Message from the Executive Director of Pre-Health Advisement

Welcome to Yeshiva College! The Pre-health Office looks foward to helping you prepare for an exciting and challenging career in the health professions. Over the past seven years (2013-2019) we have successfully assisted 296 pre-health students (200 medical and 95 dental.) During the same period, 55 students were admitted from YC to Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2019, we had an acceptance rate of 91% to medical school (29 acceptances for 32 applicants) and an acceptance rate of 90% to dental schools (9 acceptances for 10 applicants!)

To begin this process, you should visit our office as soon as you arrive on campus. Together we will create a polished and professional profile that will represent you well. You should know that there is a world beyond medicine and dentistry! While our acceptance rate to those programs are consistently double the national average (45%), over the past few years YU pre-health students have been accepted to programs for nursing, podiatry, optometry, physician's assistant and veterinary medicine. Take time to explore all the opportunities available to you. More information is available on the Allied Health Careers page to learn about salary ranges, professional associations and other important information. We also have many joint programs with local schools as well, so visit the Applying to Medical and Dental School for a full list. I'm happy to provide the complete picture as you make your plans.

Your dual curriculum is a challenging one! As a result, you will find yourself well-prepared for a rigorous course of study in your chose field. Working together we can help you prepare a schedule each semester that will be competitive yet realistic. The Pre-Health Office is here to help you reach your goals. Make use of all that YC has to offer and gain the skills and confidence you need to move forward successfully.

Office of Pre-Health Advisement
Wilf Campus, Furst Hall
500 West 185th Street, Room 107A
New York, NY 10033

Monday--Thursday, 2:00--5:00 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

You can make an appointment with the Pre-Health Advisor by using the online appointment calendar. Be sure to select L. Wood-Hill, Pre-Professional Advising from the pull-down menu.

Lolita Wood Hill

Lolita Wood-Hill
Executive Director, Pre-Professional Advisement
Phone: 646.592.4428

Debbie Beaudreau

Debbie Beaudreau
Pre-professional Advisement Coordinator


Looking For Ways to Stay Engaged During The COVID-19 Crisis?

Pre-Health Advisors from across the country have compiled these tips and opportunities to help you make the most of your time during this very trying pandemic. View Resources During the Pandemic to learn more.

Entering in Fall 2020? Thinking of a Pre-Health Career?

View this PowerPoint presentation by Executive Director of Pre-Professional Advising Lolita Wood-Hill.

New Biotechnology Master's Degree Program

Are you interested in pursuing graduate work in a cutting-edge scientific field, earning an accelerated degree at a lower cost? Our Biotechnology MS degree may be for you! You can now work toward a biotech master’s degree at the Katz School of Science and Health while completing your undergraduate degree. This fall, you can enroll in the joint BA/MS degree program, which is a partnership between the Katz School, Yeshiva College and the Stern College for Women.

View Zoom Q&A Session 

2019-2020 Pre-Health Peer Mentors

Pre-Health Peer Mentors are upperclassmen completing the application process who were specially chosen by the Pre-Health Advisor to assist underclassmen on a variety of issues, including course selection, MCAT and DAT prep, extracurricular activities and other topics. They are a valuable resource, so please feel free to contact them at the emails listed below.

Pre-Med Mentors

Albert Dweck

Albert Dweck

Zev Narrowe

Zev Narrow


Ariel Sacknovitz

Ariel Sacknovitz


Aaron Stolorov


Pre-Dental Mentor

Calev Glick

Calev Glick


Pre-Health Requirements

YC Core Requirements (April 2019)
Pre-Medical Requirements (Sept 2020)
Pre-Dental Requirements (Sept 2020)

Most health care professions require at least a year of biology, a year of chemistry and some math. Many also ask for a significant number of classes in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Other requirements should be discussed with the Pre-Health Advisor. The timelines above will suffice for almost any graduate health care program you apply to, but are geared towards those interested in doctoral level programs in particular.

Updated: March 2020