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White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony. August 2015   
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Welcome from the Director of Pre-Health Advising

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 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 96% to medical school (25 acceptances for 26 applicants) and an average acceptance rate of 95% to dental school (18 acceptances for 19 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 as you apply for training programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine.

We are located on the first floor of Furst Hall, Room 107A. My assistant and I are available via email as well. We also have a listserv ( 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.



 Lolita Wood-Hill
 Director, Pre-Health Advisement
 Wilf Campus, Furst Hall
 500 West 185th Street, Room 107A
 New York, NY 10033
 Phone: 646.592.4428




 Debbie Beaudreau
 Pre-Professional Advisement Coordinator

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

NEW! 2016-2017 Pre-Health Syllabus

2016-2017 PRE-HEALTH SYLLABUS--What to expect from Pre-Health Office and what the Pre-Health Office expects from you. 

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)

1 student accepted to Johns Hopkins University

9 accepted to Albert Einstein College of Medicine

3 students accepted to Mount Sinai School of Medicine (One attending through Flex Med Program)

1 student accepted to Weill Cornell School of Medicine

First YC student accepted to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN (with full scholarship)

2016-2017 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.