Manhattanville offers many routes for students seeking to enter health professional schools in such areas as medicine, dentistry, optometry, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other health-related fields. As a Pre-Health (Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Physical Therapy, etc.) student at Manhattanville, you can take the courses you need to successfully prepare yourself for further education in those professions while benefitting from small class sizes that allow you to interact more with your professors and peers. You can also get involved in a variety of clubs, activities, and athletics to build your leadership skills.
Entrance exams for healthcare programs are comprehensive, challenging, and take intensive preparation. Manhattanville’s pre-health coursework gives you the background to excel in your field of choice, at your own pace.
Your advisors will help you navigate the requirements for admission to your selected professional programs. The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee (PHPAC) can conduct a practice admissions interview with you, write a letter of recommendation on your behalf, and help relieve some of the anxiety that comes along with pursuing an advanced healthcare degree.
Current students should enroll in "Pre-Health Professions" on Blackboard for more extensive information.
Undergraduate Pre-Health At Manhattanville, you can major in the sciences or you can major in any other academic area while fulfilling pre-requisites for professional schools. Popular majors for pre-health students include: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, and Sport Studies. Two pre-health minors are also available: Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Studies and Health Sciences. Current information about course requirements can be found in the official College Catalogs.
You may decide to take the traditional route and finish your pre-health curriculum before you take entrance exams at the end of your junior year or you may choose to take entrance exams later, after a fulfilling and productive "Gap Year."
Your advisors can help you decide what route is best for you!
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health (PBPH) coursework is geared toward students interested in applying to graduate or professional programs in the Health Professions, including the fields of Medicine (M.D., D.O., D.V.M.), Dentistry, Physical Therapy, and Optometry.
You should consider Manhattanville for your Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health coursework if you are:
A student who has earned a Bachelor's degree with a major and/or minor outside of the sciences and is now seeking to complete the necessary pre-requisite core courses required of most graduate programs in the Health Professions; or
A student who has earned a Bachelor's degree with a major or minor in the sciences and is currently seeking academic enhancement of existing science courses by repeating course work already taken and/or enrolling in upper-level science courses.
Many medical and dental schools require or prefer applicants to have a letter of evaluation from their undergraduate school's prehealth committee. At Manhattanville, this letter is the Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee (PHPAC) Recommendation letter. All current students and alumni are eligible to request a letter to include with their application to medical, dental, or other school in the health professions. However, applicants must meet certain criteria to receive the PHPAC Letter. Workshops and one-on-one advising throughout your time at Manhattanville will help you prepare for your professional school applications. Current students should enroll in "Pre-Health Professions" on Blackboard for more information.
Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee Members (2017-2018) Meghan Johnston (Chemistry, Chair) David Gutman (History) Kyoko Mona (Economics, Finance, & Management) Christopher Sarver (Political Science & Legal Studies) Paul Kucharski (Philosophy) Christiaan Greer (Psychology)
ex officio member: Darlene Gandolfi (Pre-Health Advisor)
The Dr. Christine Fusillo, ’72 Memorial Scholarship The family and friends of Christine Fusillo ’72, in association with Manhattanville College, are proud to provide “The Dr. Christine Fusillo ’72 Memorial Scholarship,” in recognition of Christine’s many outstanding personal qualities and professional achievements. This scholarship is available to currently-enrolled Juniors and Seniors.
Dr. Fusillo passed away on September 26, 2010 after a brief, albeit valiant fight against cancer. She was 60 years old. A graduate of NYU Medical School (’80), Dr. Fusillo was Director of Pediatric Allergy at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at the Westchester County Medical Center and Chief of Pediatric Allergy at New York Medical College (1997-2010), where she was also Clinical Professor of Allergy and Immunology.
Donations for this scholarship may be sent to Dr. Christine Fusillo ’72 Memorial Scholarship c/o Office of Institutional Advancement Manhattanville College 2900 Purchase Street Purchase, NY 10577
For inquiries or more information, please contact Laura Newman, Director of Annual Giving: (914) 323-5231, laura.newman@mville.
Our students have been accepted to the following schools in the past five years:
Albany Medical College American University of Antigua A.T. Still University AZ Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University Eastern Virginia Medical School Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine George Washington University Medical School Howard University College of Dentistry Howard University College of Medicine Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry Morehouse School of Medicine New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT New York Medical College New York University School of Dentistry NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Pace University - Lenox Hill Hospital (PA Program) Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Quinnipiac University (PA Program) Ross University St. George's University Shenandoah University (PA Program) SUNY College of Optometry SUNY Stony Brook University School of Medicine Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Touro College School of Health Sciences (PA Program) University of Cincinnati College of Medicine University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine