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.
Join the Pre-Health Program
Become a member and be added to our program's listserv; get messages sent directly to your inbox
Subscribe to our Weekly Program Newsletter
Every Thursday, check your inbox for this e-communication. 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.
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.
Subscribe to our Pre-Health Blog!
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Join the Student Pre-Health Alliance of SLC
Applicants to Medical and Dental School
Are you planning to apply to medical or dental school next Summer 2022? As a student or alumni of Sarah Lawrence College, you are eligible to receive guidance and support as your prepare for your application, as well as participate in our College's *Committee Letter of Evaluation.
Cycle 2022-2023 Committee Letter of Evaluation Application is now open!
Now is the time to inform the pre-health program of your intent to apply so that you may:
1. Receive important information, resources, and support from the pre-health program.
2. Be added to the Cycle 2022 applicant site (contains important information and resources).
3. Participate in the Application Year Overview workshop (conducted by the pre-health program).
4. Meet individually with Dean Melinda Perlo Cohen to begin discussing your candidacy and preparations for medical/dental school.
5. Become informed of the Committee Letter of Evaluation and its accompanying timeline and process.
6. Join a community of applicants going through the same experience as you!
You must Declare Your Intent to participate in the Cycle 2022-2023 application process in order to receive resources and guidance, as well as receive a Committee Letter of Evaluation from the College. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org:
Upon receipt, you will receive additional information and guidelines.
*The Committee Letter of Evaluation is an institutional letter written by the Pre-Health Advisory Committee (a committee of science faculty and academic deans) that presents the applicant in a holistic manner to the medical and dental schools' admissions committees. These letters are highly valued by the admissions committees. We encourage you to read more about the Committee Letter of Evaluation, its timeline and process on our MySLC Pre-health Program Page (under 'Application Process').
Cycle 2022 Applicant Site
For Cycle 2022-2023 (matriculation year 2022) applicants, a separate group site in MySLC has been created to provide you with specific information, resources and application components for the Cycle 2022-2022 Committee Letter of Evaluation and application to medical or dental programs.
Please CLICK HERE to access the group site.
If you are Cycle 2022 applicant and are unable to access the group site, please contact email@example.com.
Exploring Health Professions
Career ServicesDisability ServicesHealth and Wellness
Prehealth ProgramMelinda Perlo Cohen
Associate Dean of Studies for Preprofessional Advising
Main Phone: 914-395-2249Direct Line: 914-323-6005
Program Website: http://my.slc.edu/prehealth
Office Location: Bates Room 320
Melinda's Office Hours and Location:Tuesdays 3:00-4:00pm, Bates 3rd Floor, Room 320
Schedule an Advising Appointment via Handshake