Pre-Medical Advisement Program Highlights

Along with the required coursework, each Pre-Med student is STRONGLY encouraged to take advantage of the many "practical experience" opportunities that Sacred Heart University has to offer; such as: volunteer work, internships, and special fellowship programs. In addition to their vigorous academic preparation, students are also invited to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities including book discussions, visits to museums, theatres, and exhibits. Students participating in the program are required to attend monthly meetings.

This Program is unique in that it is strongly rooted in both the sciences and the humanities.  It is dedicated to academic rigor and to nurturing altruism and realism through service. Its co-directors are professors in the Biology Department and the English and Modern Foreign Language Department.

  1. The Program services the following professional goals:

    Medical School
    Dental School
    Veterinary School
    Optometry School
    Osteopathy School
    Physician Assistant Graduate Programs
    Pharmacy Graduate Programs

  2. The Program sponsors several “Nuts and Bolts How to…” Workshops each semester.

    Recent workshops include:
    “Choosing the Right Professional School”
    “The MCAT: What is it?  How to Prepare for It”
    “The Writing Sample”
    “The Personal Statement”
    “The Interview”
    “The Hexagon – Six Primary Goals”

  3. The Program aims to expand students' cultural experiences.

    Recent “cultural jaunts” include:
    Museums (Thomas Eakins Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
    Theatre (Pulitzer Prize – winning production of  WIT)
    Films (WIT Patch Adams and MDThe Making of a Doctor-Nova)

  4. The Program encourages the reading and discussion of books beyond the curriculum.

    Books recently discussed include:
    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
    My Own Country, Abraham Verghese
    Year of Wonders, A Novel of the Plague, Geraldine Brooks

  5. The Program invites distinguished MD alumni back to campus to counsel and meet with students.

    Most recent visit: 
    Bruce Croffy M.D., Ph.D.
    (Ph.D. – Boston University, M.D. – Tufts Medical School)

For more information, please call or email: 

Dr. Thomas Terleph or
Dr. Nicole Roy
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06432-1000 
Tel. (203) 371-7784 or 365-4772