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Pre-Health Professions Advisement (PHPA)

Contact Information

Professor Amanda Lavery, M.S.
Gleeson Hall, 349

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Pre-Health Professions Advisement (PHPA)

The office of Pre-Health Professions Advisement (PHPA) provides valuable assistance as you work towards your career goal of enrolling in a health professional school.

PHPA offers guidance to students preparing for admission to professional schools of medicine (MD & DO), dentistry, physician assistant, veterinary, chiropractic, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, and physical therapy.

Services provided by the office

  • Assist in setting up a timeline for the application process
  • Identify requirements for application and admission to various programs
  • Advisement with recommended and required courses
  • Collection of letters of recommendation
  • Opportunity for a committee interview and letter
  • Assistance with personal-statement writing
  • Career counseling
  • Interview preparation
  • Assistance with test preparation services
  • Exposure to professional school recruiters

Availability & Requirement for PHPA

  • Students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must be a matriculated Farmingdale State College student in any undergraduate curriculum (Bioscience, Science Technology & Society [STS], Health Sciences, etc.)
  • Post-baccalaureate students enrolled in the Sciences for the Health Professions Certificate
  • Recent alumni of Farmingdale State College