Dr. Daniel White, is Siena's Health Professions Advisor. He provides information about careers in the health professions and assists students in achieving their career goals. White oversees twelve cooperative programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry and podiatry. His specific responsibilities include: 

  • Advising students considering careers in the health professions
  • Assisting students in selecting schools compatible with their aspirations and credentials
  • Assisting students in the application process
  • Monitoring the application progress 
  • Acting as a liaison between the candidate and the professional schools
 

Dr. White also assists all students throughout their educations at Siena in the following areas:

  • Answering student questions
  • Course selection
  • Admissions tests- Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Dental Admissions Test (DAT), Optometry Admissions Test (OAT), Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Articulation and Agreement programs
  • Centralized application systems
  • Writing letters of recommendations for applicants
  • Informing students of timelines 
  • Interviewing skills

Allied Health Professions Advising (PA, PT, OT)

Allied Health Professionals are health care practitioners who collaborate with physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team to deliver high quality patient care services.

These professionals are credentialed though licensure, certification, and/or registration. Allied Health Professionals comprise over 60 percent of the healthcare workforce and it is estimated that over 2 million people are employed as allied health professionals in the United States. These health care practitioners provide therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative treatment in a wide variety of patient care settings.  Allied Health Professions include more than 100 distinct occupations, exclusive of physicians and nurses. 

Some of the careers that Siena can help prepare you for include:

  • Cardiovascular technologist
  • Clinical laboratory technologist
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Diagnostic medical sonographers
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Medical technologist
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Nutritionist/dietician
  • Occupational therapist
  • Orthotist/prosthetists
  • Paramedic
  • Perfusionist
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech and language pathologist
  • Surgical technologist

Changes in the healthcare industry including a growing demand for ambulatory health care and other non-hospital settings, the shortage of primary care providers and emphasis on cost efficient solutions to health care will continue to expand the need for allied health professionals in the workforce. 

Students who are interested in pursuing the allied health professions after graduation are encouraged to meet with the Allied Health Professions Advisor. A supplement to the student’s academic advisor, the allied health professions advisor works one on one with students to offer information, advice, and support to students as they plan their curriculum, seek shadowing or employment opportunities, and work through the application process.

Eileen Martino '85

Allied Health Professions Advisor

Morell Science Center Room 112

Dr. Daniel White

Director, Health Professions/Health Professions Advisor