Health Professions

Combining multidisciplinary knowledge, experience and an extensive academic network, Siena’s health professions advisor helps connect students to professional school admissions in Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician’s Assistant, Medicine, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Meredith Chan '09, Resident, Albany Medical Center
Dr. Meredith Chan '09, Resident, Albany Medical Center

Siena College helps prepare students for health professions through an integrated program of academic learning and service experience. These careers include:

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine (allopathic and osteopathic)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Physical Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Veterinary Medicine

Siena College has several articulation agreements in place, should a student choose to attend a program that is offered in cooperation with one of its partners.

Record of Success

National applicants to medical and dental schools outnumber available seats by a ratio of more than two-to-one. In 2011, the Siena health professions advisor helped 97 percent (30 out of 31) of applying students earn acceptance to professional schools. In the past five years, nearly 75 percent of our traditional pre-med students with a GPA greater than 3.5 have been accepted into American M.D. programs. In the same time period 93 percent of all graduates were accepted to medical school (American M.D., D.O., and offshore schools), and nearly 75 percent of those applying to dental school have been accepted.

Health Professions News

  • Summer of Service Sparks Student Support of Kenyan People

    After their summer of service in Kenya, students from the Siena/Albany Medical College joint acceptance program have launched a fundraising campaign to support the Marigat Catholic Mission and provide meals and medical supplies to people living in the African country.
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  • Siena/Albany Med Program Capital Heroes

    The Siena College/Albany Medical College Program in Science Humanities and Medicine was recognized by Albany television station NEWS10 ABC and Capital Bank during a recent segment of the monthly series, Capital Heroes. Read More

  • Student's Perspective: Service Trip to the DR

    Ten Siena students traveled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with Assistant Professor of Spanish Marcela Garces, Ph.D., and Assistant Director of the Damietta Cross-Cultural Center Valencia Constant for a service trip last month. The expedition spent a week teaching English to students of all ages, from pre-kindergarten to adults, and visiting the infirm. Read More


Betsy Brookins

Betsy Brookins

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