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 Prehealth Program 

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

Complete the new member form to register and help us to get to know you a little better!!

Subscribe to our Program's Listserv

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!

Click here to subscribe to our pre-health blog and have announcements sent directly to your inbox! 

Join the Student Pre-Health Alliance of SLC

The Student Pre-Health Alliance of SLC 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

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

  • Your Full Name
  • Graduation Year
  • Intended Degree (MD, DO, DDS)

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

On this Site:

Prehealth Program
Melinda Perlo Cohen

Associate Dean of Studies for Preprofessional Advising

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


Program Website:

Office Location: Bates Room 320

Schedule an Advising Appointment via Handshake