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Pre-Health Program

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Pre-Health Clubs and Organizations

Marist's Pre-Health Program supports its students in and out of the classroom by encouraging participation in Pre-Health-related clubs and organizations.

Delta Epsilon Mu

Delta Epsilon Mu is the national premier professional pre-health fraternity. DEM is held together by tradition and the principles of Dedication, Loyalty, Friendship, and Support. These four pillars are the foundation for what binds us together as a fraternity, family, and friends. DEM was founded with the goal of uniting students interested in health fields including but not limited to medicine, psychology, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, and many more.

What We Do:

  • Establish and cultivate a network of current and future health professionals
  • Host various health professional speakers to learn more about potential future occupations
  • Participate in community service events such as the Polar Plunge, Poughkeepsie street clean-up, fundraiser walks, Operation Christmas Child, and others
  • Fundraise for our chapter and Camp Dragonfly Forest, our national philanthropic organization

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Pre-Dental Society

The purpose of this organization is to act as a resource to empower fellow students, who have an interest in pursuing (or are on the pathway to) dentistry while, “developing their intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive” leadership. The club will enable like-minded students to grow their knowledge regarding dentistry outside of the classroom, as well as provide resources for post-graduate success in the dental field. We host five general meetings per semester encompassing topics ranging from admissions, applications, and navigating the Marist School of Science to manual dexterity activities, guest speakers and volunteer opportunities. Additionally, we supplement those programs with field trips to district dental schools, and involvement within the American Student Dental Association.

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Pre-PA Society

The purpose of the Pre-PA Society is to serve as a dynamic platform for students who aspire to pursue a career as a physician assistant. Through a diverse range of clinics and events, the society aims to provide its members with invaluable resources, guidance, and opportunities to explore and prepare for their future profession. We host four meetings each semester including guest lectures by PA’s, workshops on PA school admissions, volunteer opportunities for local hospitals, etc. Additionally, the society may organize mentorship programs between the Marist MSPA graduate students and undergraduate members applying in the next cycle to assist with the application process. By fostering a supportive community of like-minded individuals and offering access to comprehensive resources, the Pre-PA Society equips its members with the knowledge, skills, and connections necessary to thrive on their journey towards becoming future physician assistants.


Pre-Vet Club

The purpose of the Marist Pre-Vet Club is to increase the overall knowledge of animal behavior and veterinary medicine. Another objective of the club is to provide a network of peers and faculty within the Marist College community who share an interest in veterinary medicine as well as professionals outside of Marist College who practice veterinary medicine. We also try to help students cope with the high levels of stress relating to the veterinary school application process and provide ways to improve their chances of acceptance. We often have guest speakers from the admissions office of various veterinary schools who provide insight into their specific programs. Members have the chance to attend trips to local rescue shelters, zoos, and hospitals to observe surgeries and various animals.

The Marist Pre-Vet Club is registered with the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association.

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