Pre-Med/Pre-Health Information

General Information

Every August, between 10 and 20 Geneseo alumni start medical school. Most graduated only three months earlier but some graduated one to several years earlier. Most are attending New York medical colleges, especially those in Buffalo and Syracuse, but some are in medical schools across the United States, both allopathic and osteopathic. This website is intended to help Geneseo students get into medical school by outlining the procedures and requirements involved.

If you are at SUNY Geneseo and interested in pursuing medical or professional school regardless of your major, please be sure to do the following:

  • Subscribe yourself to the Pre-Med/Pre-Health email list, an email list that the Pre-Med and Pre-Professional Committees utilize to contact students about upcoming events, deadlines, and announcements. This is our only form of contact with some of you, so this is very important!
  • If you have been officially accepted into one of the 3/3 or 3/4 programs listed below, be sure to email Cheryll with: your name, your G#, your current major, and specify which 3/3 or 3/4 program you are in:  3/3 Physical Therapy with SUNY Upstate, 3/4 SUNY Optometry, 3/4 NYCOM (New York College of Osteopathic Medicine), or 3/4 SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • If you change your pursuit and no longer are pursuing one of the above mentioned programs, please contact Yvonne as well stating such and unsubscribe yourself from the Prehealth email list.
  • Attend Pre-Med Meetings throughout your undergraduate education when offered so the PreMed Committee members have a chance to get to know you personally long before you ask to have a committee letter written! Introduce yourself if you haven't already met them.
  • Review the information on the Pre-Med web pages throughout your undergraduate education.

If you are a prospective student considering SUNY Geneseo to pursue Pre-Med/Pre-Health, be sure to go to read: Prospective Students on this Pre-Med/Pre-Health website and on the Biology web page Prospective Students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions about getting into medical school by AAMC

May I be assigned or change my Pre-Med advisor?

Well, sort of! You are more than welcome to visit (and get advice from) anyone on the committee at any time, but you are not actually assigned a Pre-Med advisor. You are not actually changing your advisor, but you are getting advice from additional people. You also may want to seek advice from people outside the committee: other faculty, physicians that you know, students in medical school. There is much help available online.

Does the Pre-Med advisor replace the advisor that has been assigned by the Dean's office?

NO! Pre-Med students have two advisors, one in their major (your official academic advisor on KnightWeb) and also a Pre-Med advisor (not assigned). It occasionally happens that students have the same advisor in both roles (if you happen to major in biology, chemistry, psychology or sociology and you happen to get a member of the Pre-medical Advisory Committee as your academic advisor), but generally this is not the case.