The office for 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 

  • 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

Learn more about our programs.

pre-health professions advisement department

Greenley Hall, Room 012
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Amanda Lavery
Pre-Health Professions Advisor


Amber Kuchler
Pre-Health Professions Advisor


Ashleigh Kiezel
Administrative Assistant 1