They come from New York City and around the world; St. Francis College students and faculty who work together for the common goal of improving themselves and the world around them.
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.
The largest incoming class of students admitted to St. Francis College's undergraduate nursing program were honored at the Fourth Annual Nursing White Coat Ceremony, on February 2.
In a deeply personal address with anecdotes about his family and an exploration of the mission of college education in the modern day, St. Francis College President Miguel Martinez-Saenz laid out an ambitious plan setting the College on a path of growth and transformation.
The Class of 2018 is honored at Winter Commencement.
The words of poet Maya Angelou were the first ones uttered by President Miguel Martinez-Saenz to a standing room only crowd of prospective students and their parents at the St. Francis College Open House in October. They knew, right away, this new president was energized with new ways to engage and educate the entire college community.
Now a few months into his tenure as the 19th President in its 160 year history, St. Francis College is proud to announce a series of events celebrating the inauguration of President Miguel Martinez-Saenz.
The tobacco epidemic kills 28,200 people every year in New York State alone and afflicts more than a half million New Yorkers with serious tobacco-related illnesses and disabilities. Despite a substantial decline in smoking rates in New York City in the past decade, there are still tobacco-related health disparities affecting many New Yorkers. As part of the Great American Smokeout (GASO), NYC Smoke-Free collaborated with St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights to encourage smokers on campus and in the larger community to quit for one day and to raise awareness of the importance of smoke-free protections in creating environments where quit attempts are more likely to be successful.