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. A Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Studies minor is available for students who are not majoring in one of the 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.
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:
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton Campus
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
LIU-Brooklyn College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
New York Medical College
New York University College of Dentistry
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pace University College of Health Professions NYC - Physician Assistant Studies
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
St. George's University School of Medicine
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
University of New England College of Dental Medicine
University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
University of St. Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies
University of Virginia School of Medicine
West Virginia University School of Dentistry
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine