Welcome to Pre-Health Advisement
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.
Executive Director, Pre-Professional Advisement
Pre-professional Advisement Coordinator
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.
|Maxwell Charlat||Ariel Sacknovitz||Ariel Kohenbash|
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