John Sexton, Ph.D., President Emeritus of New York University, will address the St. Francis College community on April 26th, as keynote speaker at the Charter Day convocation, the college's annual ceremony to present students, faculty, staff and community partners with awards and scholarships reflecting their achievements over the past year.
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.
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