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The Queens College Health Professions Advisory Services Office provides advice to students who plan to apply to one of the following health professional schools: medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy. Many of these professional schools prefer a Queens College Application Committee Letter. With frequent student meetings between Advisor and student, the Health Advisor is better able to write your Application Committee Letter. Applicants are encouraged to meet with an advisor even if the applicant will not submit a Committee Letter with the application.

To become a practitioner in any health profession, a student usually completes pre-professional studies at a four-year college or university, and then applies for admission to an accredited professional school. The length of professional training varies according to profession and degree of specialization.

The health careers listed above currently require that a student demonstrate a strong academic foundation, a baccalaureate degree, and proficiency on a standard test as the minimum prerequisites for admission. Please see Academic Prerequisites.

Other Health-Related Careers—Transfer Application Required


Some Pharmacy schools required a committee letter and the following:

  • Two years of chemistry at Queens College and then
  • Transfer as a third-year (junior) student at a Pharm D College.

Students interested in pharmacy should visit the HPAS Office and these web pages:

The HPAS Office encourages students to meet with a campus HPAS Advisor and an admissions advisor at the pharmacy institution to which they are planning to apply.

The Queens College Health Professions Advisory Service Office is available for assistance.



Queens College does not offer a direct route from undergraduate study to a nursing program.

Please review the CUNY website to identify undergraduate nursing degree programs.

    The Queens College Health Professions Advisory Service Office is available for assistance.


     Office Information

    Fall & Spring: (M-F) 9 am-4:30 pm
    Summer: (M-Th): 9 am-4:30 pm
    Science Building, Room B338
    Phone: 718-997-3470

    Director and Chair: Valli Cook
    Pre Health Advisor: Mika Vesanen
    Office Assistant: Helen Wonahuadam
    Office Assistant: Xiomara Guzmanacha

    Students should meet with a Health Professions advisor at least once each semester.


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