Program Highlights

Jocelyn BrickettAlong 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, theaters, 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 other advisors are available in the Chemistry, Exercise Science and Health Science departments.

The Program services the following professional goals:

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

Schools attended by SHU graduates in the last 10 years:


  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Bradenton
  • New Jersey College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine 
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine 
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Quinnipiac University School of Medicine
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • University of Calgary School of Medicine
  • University of California at Davis School of Medicine
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine 
  • University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
  • University of Vermont School of Medicine


  • Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island
  • Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences
  • Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at University of Edinburgh
  • University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine


  • Boston University School of Dental Medicine
  • College of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Lake Erie COM School of Dental Medicine
  • New York State School of Dental Medicine in Buffalo
  • New York University College of Dentistry
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Connecticut Dental School
  • University of Maryland School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School


  • College of Optometry at Pacific College
  • New England College of Optometry
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry


  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Northeastern U. School of Pharmacy
  • Touro College of Pharmacy New York
  • University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy
  • Western New England College of Pharmacy

Physician Assistant

  • Albany Medical College Physician Assistant Program
  • Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program
  • Elon University Physician Assistant Program
  • Long Island University Physician Assistant Program
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program
  • Mercy College Graduate Program in Physician Assistant Studies
  • New York Institute of Technology Physician Assistant Program
  • Pace University/Lennox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program
  • Springfield College Physician Assistant Program
  • Stony Brook University Physician Assistant Program
  • Touro University Physician Assistant Program
  • Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant Program
  • UMDNJ Physician Assistant Program
  • University of Bridgeport Physician Assistant Program