Jenny Clauss '13 works as a Physician Assistant at the Smilow Cancer Center.

Pre-Health Program (PHP)

The Pre-Health Program (PHP) provides to all St. Lawrence University students:

  • Academic advising
  • Health Career preparation informational sessions and consultations
  • Health Career Interviews
  • Recommendation letters from our Health Careers Committee

Career paths supported by the Pre-Health Program include:


Pre-Physician Assistant



Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy       



Other Health Careers

To participate in the Pre-Health Program:  

Get in touch with the PHP Co-Chairs Dr. Kari Heckman and Dr. Jane Kring to request a meeting to discuss your career goals and interests.  Start this advising process as soon as you come to campus as a First-Year student!

First-year students: Join our Mentorship Program!  Work toward your career goals supported by our PHP Co-Chairs.

Check out St. Lawrence University’s Signature Course series:

Health Coaches I and II with CBL- open to all PHP students

Foundations of Medicine I and II- open to Pre-Med students

Find out what our alumni are up to after graduating from SLU!

Find out what our alumni have to say about health career preparation at SLU

Why I chose SLU

The SLU experience that helped me be successful

Advice from SLU alumni

Frequently asked questions:

What is a Health Career?

Which Health Career is for me?

What makes St. Lawrence University a great option for someone that is interested in pursuing a health career?

Who can I talk to about pursuing a Health Career?

I am an international student interested in a Health Career. What do I need to know?

What is Shadowing vs Clinical Experience?

I know shadowing is important.  How do I find these opportunities?

Are there any service or volunteer experiences that involve health and health care?

How could I best use a gap year before graduate/professional school?

Which Health Careers require a Health Careers Committee letter?