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Pre-Health Advisors

Our pre-health pre-med faculty and professional advisors provide expert and detailed guidance all throughout your undergraduate preparation for professional school.

Primary Advisors

Beverly Clendening

Dr. Beverly Clendening, Associate Professor of Biology, Faculty Pre-Medical Adviser: Dr. Clendening has taught biology at Hofstra University since 1996 and has worked closely with Dean Miller during that time in advising Pre-Medical and other pre-health professions students. She has been faculty advisor to APHOS, the students Pre-Health Professions Organizations and helped develop the Health Professions Scholars Program. Dr. Clendening also coordinates the Interdisciplinary Science Seminars and the Emergency Medicine course.

Ellen C. Miller

Dean Ellen C. Miller, Associate Dean of University Advisement

Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee

Dr. Clendening and Dean Miller are also members, along with Dr. Rodney Finzel, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Ronald Strothkamp, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Laura Vallier, Associate Professor of Biology, and Assistant Dean Danielle Robin of University Advisement, of the Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee, a group of faculty members and advisers who help to evaluate a student’s credentials for application to health professions schools.

Hofstra University Advisement Office

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing health-related professions after graduating from Hofstra should speak to their advisement deans as well as the pre-health adviser in the Center for University Advisement. Advisement deans help students choose courses that will satisfy entrance requirements into the various health-related professional schools. The Center for University Advisement is the official liaison between the University and health professional schools, and will assist students throughout the application process.

Services Provided:

The Center for University Advisement advises Hofstra undergraduate students and alumni interested in entering a health-related professional school, from the moment they express such an interest through the professional school application process. The services provided by the Center for University Advisement include:

  • Individual advising and counseling appointments for pre-health students regarding course selection and extracurricular activities
  • Presentations and training sessions on topics such as:
    • Professional school application services and processes
    • Writing and editing personal statements; individual critiquing
    • Tips for strengthening your medical school application
  • Information on:
    • Various health-related professions
    • Health-related professional schools
    • Summer programs and special programs
    • Post-baccalaureate programs

Office Hours and Appointments
Students are encouraged to make an appointment with their Advisement dean and the Pre-health advisor to discuss their interest in and plans for pursuing graduate school in health-related professions. Students should contact the Center for University Advisement at (516) 463-6770.

Contact Information:

Ellen Miller, Associate Dean & Pre-Health Advisor
The Center for University Advisement
101 Memorial Hall
126 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
P: (516) 463-6770/F: (516) 463-6674

Dr. Beverly Clendening, Associate Professor of Biology and HCLAS Faculty Pre-medical Advisor
326 Gittleson Hall
114S Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-5528

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