Welcome to Pre-health Advisement
Welcome from the Director of Pre-Health Advisement
Welcome to Yeshiva College! The Pre-health Office looks forward to helping you prepare for an exciting and challenging career in the health professions. Over the past seven years (2010-2016) we have successfully assisted 290 pre-health students (210 medical and 80 dental). During the same time period, 71 students were admitted from YC to Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2016 we had an acceptance rate of 90% to medical school (19 acceptances for 21 applicants) and an average acceptance rate of 94% to dental school (17 acceptances for 18 applicants)! The national average is 45%.
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 as you apply for training programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine.
The Pre-Health Office is located in Room 107A on the first floor of Furst Hall. My assistant and I are available via email as well. We also have a listserv (email@example.com) which you should join. It will provide you with the most up-to-date information about events, volunteer opportunities, and extracurricular activities that would be of interest to your educational and professional goals.
Your dual curriculum is a challenging one! As a result, you will find yourself well-prepared for a rigorous course of study in your chosen field of study. 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.
Director, Pre-health Advisement
Wilf Campus, Furst Hall
500 West 185th Street, Room 107A
New York, NY 10033
I have been in Pre-Health Advising for over 25 years. I was the premed advisor at City College of CUNY for many years and retired from Hunter College of CUNY in 2010. I have been Director of Pre-Health Advising at Yeshiva College since that time. I have a BA in History from Boston College and my most recent graduate degree in Urban Affairs was earned at Hunter College of CUNY in 2010. A lot of changes in that year!
I have been blessed in that my 25+ years of pre-health advising has received both local and national acclaim. Special recognition for my work has come from several organizations, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Associated Medical Schools of NY (AMSNY) and the National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc (NAMME). I have also served on the governing boards of several local and national pre-health advising organizations, National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP and NEAAHP) and NAMME. Additionally, I have been a consultant to several non-profit organizations dedicated to making health professions careers more accessible to disadvantaged students. I often collaborate with my husband (a retired financial aid officer), providing workshops around the country, regarding medical school admission, financial aid, and debt management.
I have lived in Teaneck, NJ for the past 20+ years with my husband and sons. My youngest is finishing college next year!
I love science fiction books and Marvel and DC comic book based movies. I look forward to Sharknado 6 too!
Pre-professional Advisement Coordinator
A native of Rhode Island, Debbie is a graduate of The American University in Washington, DC, where she earned a BA in Political Science. After graduating, she relocated to Manhattan where she has worked at several non-profit organizations in event planning before joining Yeshiva University’s advising staff as Pre-Health Coordinator in 1997. Outside of work, Debbie enjoys writing, photography, movies, travel, and Broadway shows.
In The News
YU’s Graduates Boast 93 Percent Acceptance Rate to Medical, Dental and Law Schools, The Jewish Link, May 5, 2017.
New Biochemistry Major
Yeshiva College is now offering a major in Biochemistry beginning in Fall 2017. This major is approved by NYSED, and has been successfully offered at SCW for the past 10 years. A total of 60-61 credits are needed to complete this major. We feel it will be a valuable alternative for our pre-med and pre-dental students interested in gaining expertise in this inter-disciplinary field. The requirements are located online at https://www.yu.edu/sites/default/files/inline-files/08-10biochem_major.pdf.
2015-2016 Pre-Health Highlights
- 96% acceptance rate for medical applicants (25 acceptances for 26 applicants)
- 95% acceptance rate for dental applicants (18 acceptances for 19 applicants)
- 9 accepted to Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- 1 student accepted to Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- 1 student accepted to Harvard School of Medicine
Pre-Health Students In The Spotlight
Yonatan Mehlman named 2017 Henry Kressel Research Scholar
Yoseph Frenkel, 2016 Pre-Med Applicant Named 2016 Yeshiva College Valedictorian, YU News, May 20, 2016
Sheldon Lerman, 2016 Pre-Med Applicant Named Henry Kressel Research Scholar, The Jewish Home, August 27, 2016
English Equivalency Letter
ENGLISH EQUIVALENCY LETTER--For students applying to graduate programs which require verification that First Year Seminar (FYS) and First Year Seminar Honors (FYSH) courses are English-based composition courses.
Intensive General Chemistry Laboratory (CHE1047L)
The General Chemistry course sequence at Yeshiva College is comprised of General Chemistry I (CHE1045R) and General Chemistry II (CHE1046R) lectures as well as our Intensive General Chemistry Laboratory (CHE1047L). The General Chemistry lectures are standard courses comparable to those at any other institution. Our General Chemistry Laboratory is slightly different than those at other institutions. We require/offer only a single semester of an intensive laboratory for the General Chemistry course sequence. Standard labs at other institutions include about 3 hours of experimentation per week whereas our intensive labs require 4 hours of experimentation per week. This extra hour allows us perform more complex experiments that teach students multiple skills at once, thus allowing us to cover all the essential content of a two-semester sequence in a single semester course.