Interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or other related careers? Fisher's dedicated health professions advisor will guide you through the process of exploring options, choosing courses, navigating the testing process, and applying for graduate programs.
While most pre-medical and other pre-health students at Fisher are biology or chemistry majors, students intending to enter the health professions may choose any academic major. Your health professions advisor will guide you through the intense professional school application process and provide the required composite evaluation letter.
Guided Career Exploration
Your career as a health care professional starts with an excellent undergraduate education. Your health professions advisor at Fisher will help you plan and prepare for specialized post-graduate study. The Center for Career and Academic Planning at Fisher can help you explore which health care careers best fit your personality, aptitude, and interests.
Explore the links below to learn about careers you can prepare for at Fisher:
Effective Academic Preparation
While prerequisites can vary among professional schools, your health professions advisor and faculty in the pre-health program will ensure you are prepared for the next step in your academic journey. Find out more about academic preparation and prerequisites for professional programs, including curriculum guides to help with course planning. Experienced faculty will help you prepare for pre-professional tests including the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and Dental Admission Test (DAT).
Support for Professional School Applications
For programs where comparative data are available, Fisher students with competitive science GPAs (3.0 or better) perform better in the application process than the national average.
Acceptance Rate by Graduate Program
- Percent of all national applicants accepted*: 55%
- Percent of competitive Fisher applicants accepted*: 75%, 90% for applicants with a GPA greater than 3.5 (2008-2019)
- Percent of all national applicants accepted*: 51%
- Percent of competitive Fisher applicants accepted: 90% (2008-2019)
Physician Assistant Programs
- Percent of all national applicants accepted*: 33%
- Percent of competitive Fisher applicants accepted: 71% (2011-2018)
Physical Therapy Programs
- Percent of all national applicants accepted*: 45%
- Percent of competitive Fisher applicants accepted: 83% (2014-2018)
*Data on national applicants reflects 2017 candidates.
Life After Fisher
Fisher pre-health alumni have gone on to attend medical, dental, physical therapy, or physician assistant programs at many universities including:
- Boston University
- Clarkson University
- Daemen College
- University at Buffalo
- SUNY Upstate
- University of Rochester
- LeMoyne College
- Nazareth College
- Utica College
Graduates have gone on to attend a wide variety of other programs as well, including Salus School of Optometry, New York College of Chiropractic, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, and Sacred Heart University's Occupational Therapy program. Alumni translate their experiences into successful and meaningful careers in health-related fields, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy and more.
Pharmacy Early Assurance Program
St. John Fisher College offers a select group of incoming freshmen who enter Fisher directly from high school an opportunity to participate in the Pharmacy Early Assurance Program.Learn More About Early Assurance