The Pre-health Program in the Dean of Studies office strives to guide and mentor students and alumni each step of the way as they explore, prepare, and pursue a career in the health professions. Through individual advising, group advising and workshops, as well as collaboration with faculty and staff around campus, the pre-health program provides students with a rich array of academic and advising resources and support throughout the year. The goal is for each student to feel connected, integrated and supported by our pre-health community of students, faculty, and staff.

Check out this checklist to help you get started and stay connected. 

Step 1: Join the Prehealth Program 

Become a member and be added to our program's listserv; get messages sent directly to your inbox

Step 2: Stay Connected

Every Thursday, check your inbox for our weekly program newsletter! You can expect to see announcements from our program about upcoming events, opportunities, and resources happening on our campus, in the Westchester/NYC community, and around the country. 

Step 3: Follow us on Instagram to follow us and stay up to date on all Prehealth Program news!

Step 4: Schedule a Pre-health Overview Session

Meet individually with Dean Melinda Perlo Cohen, pre-health advisor, to learn about the resources and support available to you as a pre-health student at Sarah Lawrence. Gain key information about the academic preparation as well as the co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences involved in exploring and preparing for a career in the health professions. Learn about the multitude of resources available through the pre-health program and at the College available to support your journey. To schedule an appointment with Melinda, please visit Handshake


Step 5: Join the Student Pre-Health Alliance of SLC

The Student Pre-Health Alliance of SLC is a student organization that focuses on uniting Sarah Lawrence students pursuing a career in the health professions. The club is open to those interested in the health professions or those with a curiosity about the ins and outs of the health professions industry. For more information and/or to contact the group co-chairs, click here

Cycle 2024-2025 Committee Letter of Evaluation is now open! 

Cycle 2024-2025 (matriculation year 2025) applicants should click here to access the Cycle 2024 site, which contains information, resources and application materials for the Cycle 2024-2025 Committee Letter of Evaluation application process, and application to medical/dental programs.

If you are unable to access this site, but have declared your intent to participate in Cycle 2024 Committee Letter of Evaluation, please contact Dean Melinda Perlo Cohen at 

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about the Letter of Evaluation process and to Declare Your Intent.


On this Site:

Melinda Perlo Cohen, Program Director & Advisor 

Associate Dean for Preprofessional Advising, Dean of Studies Office

Main Phone: 914-395-2249
Direct Line: 914-323-6005


Program Website:

Office Location: Prehealth Community Space, Bates Room 320

Schedule an Advising Appointment with Dean Cohen