Health Professions Advisor


Students interested in pursuing careers in the health professions — medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathy, podiatry or veterinary medicine — are able to fulfill the necessary academic requirements at John Jay.  Anyone considering these professions should consult with the health professions advisor who serves as the liaison to the professional schools.  The advisor will assist these students in planning their academic programs to achieve their goals. 

Professional schools require all applicants to have a fundamental knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.  These subjects are part of the standardized tests that applicants take at the end of their junior year.  Because test results, applications and the advisor’s letter of recommendation are usually forwarded by the beginning of the senior year, it is strongly advised that students begin science preparation in the freshman year with Biology 103–104, Chemistry 103–104, and Mathematics 241–242. 

The health professions advisor is Edgardo Sanabria-Valentin (212-393-6489,, Department of Sciences.