The spirit moved civil rights pioneer Bernard LaFayette to end his talk at St. Francis College on February 21, 2017 with a song. From original Freedom Rider with now Congressman John Lewis, to a close confidant and organizer with Martin Luther King, Jr., Bernard LaFayette has spent his lifetime fighting for justice and equality through non-violence.
Preparing You for a Future in Health Care
On behalf of our faculty, students, and administration, I am pleased to welcome you to the Pre-Health Professions Program at St. Francis College.
The mission of the Pre-Health Professions Program (PHPP) is to prepare students to pursue further studies in professional schools for medicine, dentistry, podiatry, and veterinary medicine, as well as other programs such as physician assistant, medical technology, and radiological sciences. It also prepares students for entry into master’s level programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and midwifery. Students can also major in Health Promotion and Science. The college also offers two programs in Nursing.
In addition, St. Francis College offers several programs in cooperation with SUNY Downstate, Methodist Hospital of Brooklyn, St. John’s University, and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
Graduates have gone on to medical school at:
- Columbia University Medical Center
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- New York University College of Dentistry
- Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
- Boston University School of Dental Medicine
- Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
- New York College of Podiatric Medicine
- USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
I invite you to spend some time learning about our programs and the career opportunities they offer, and see the personal and professional value that an education in the health professions can add to your life.
The pre-health professions programs prepare students to pursue further studies in professional schools for medicine, dentistry, podiatry, optometry and veterinary medicine as well as allied health programs including medical technology, radiologic sciences, physician assistant, and diagnostic medical imaging. They also prepare students for entry into master’s-level programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and midwifery. The major (degree) depends on the specific program selected (see catalogue descriptions).
The pre-health professions’ office assists students to prepare for these various health related careers by providing information and assistance on requirements, the application process, open house, days, and other kinds of relevant information.
St. Francis College offers several programs in cooperation with John’s, SUNY Downstate, Methodist Hospital of Brooklyn, and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
Learn about Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue
Students coming from families with low incomes have a great chance of making it big if they attend St. Francis College, writes the New York Times in an assessment of a major new report conducted by The Equality of Opportunity Project.
Earning a spot in the St. Francis College Nursing Program while also being President of the Model U.N. Club shows that junior Saskia Hosein '18 knows how to balance her school work. But SFCTV Reporter Vann Brewer '17 tells us, Saskia is also a success on an international scale.
While the sound of howling nor'easter winds were keeping some New Yorkers up at night this winter, a group of St. Francis College students and professors were dealing with an entirely different ruckus disturbing their sleep, tree frogs.
The group was part of the Partners in the Parks program at the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park.
Valedictorian Christine Muraco '17, Commencement Speaker Evelyn Wolfe, Interim President Timothy Houlihan and the Winter Commencement Class of 2017 made for an amazing day January 9, 2017 as they rang in the new year with almost 100 new graduates of St. Francis College.
The St. Francis College Board of Trustees has named Timothy J. Houlihan Interim President of St. Francis College. Dr. Houlihan currently serves as Provost of St. Francis. He replaces Brendan J. Dugan '68 who passed away on December 18, 2016.