Pre-Professional Outcomes

Medical School

Dental School

Pharmacy School

Veterinary School

Law School

New Science Lab

A state-of-the-art, modern science lab is scheduled for construction this summer with completion in time for the Spring 2020 semester!

Hilbert received $150,000 from the John R. Oishei Foundation; $100,000 from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation; $50,000 from the Russo Family Charitable Foundation; $50,000 from the Vincent and Harriet Palisano Foundation; $50,000 from the M&T Foundation; and $25,000 from the Garman Family Foundation administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

This support will fund the conversion of typical classrooms into a state-of-the-art science laboratory, with spacious benches for lab work, chemical hoods with efficient ventilation systems, cabinetry, glassware, computer software, and the proper instrumentation needed to conduct scientific research projects. 

“The lab design will allow students to work in teams or on their own, while increasing faculty-student interaction. Hilbert prides itself on the personal attention offered to students. The design of these spaces fits perfectly into that model, allowing interactive support when needed, or space for independent research projects,” Hilbert Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kristina Lantzky-Eaton, Ph.D. said.


It is important to understand that pre-professional programs are a support program and not an academic major. If you are interested in careers in medicine, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or law, you can choose from a variety of majors to fulfill your academic goals and pre-professional requirements. Through strong curriculum, academic and pre-professional advisement, and valuable hands on experiences the pre-professional programs will help you gain admission to your chosen graduate school.

If you wish to declare a pre-professional track, please fill out and submit the form to Student Records

Pre-Professional Declaration Form

About Pre-Professional Advising 

Pre-Professional Advisors will serve students, starting in their freshman year, who are planning on pursuing post-graduate professional school such as medical school, dental school, veterinary school, pharmacy school, or law school.

Services offered by Pre-Professional Advising:

  • Pre-Health Advisement: Advisors will aid students who are considering pursing medical or dental school by advising students on the required courses they would need, in the correct sequence, on a semester-by-semester basis. 
  • Pre-Law Advisement: Advisors will serve as guides for students who are planning on pursuing law school after completion of their bachelor’s degree.
  • Major Exploration: Advisors will aid students in selecting the major that best fits their goal, and which allows for the completion of professional school prerequisite coursework.
  • Application Preparation: Advisors will help guide students through the process of applying to professional schools.

In partnership with other Hilbert College offices Pre-Professional Advisement can aid pre-professional students with:

  • Interview Preparation
  • Cover Letter, Resume, and Personal Statement Creation
  • Observation and Connection to Experience Opportunities
  • Financial Literacy


Meet your Pre-Professional Advisors

kletiziaKatelyn Letizia 
Katelyn has served as the Registrar at Hilbert College since early 2017. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Buffalo State College in 2011 and her Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College in 2014. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Rochester. Katelyn has had numerous experiences in advising, most notably as a pre-health advisor at Canisius College. This experience allows her to bring a wealth of knowledge to our pre-health students on everything that goes into the journey to medical school. Katelyn will be assisting pre-med and pre-dental students.
Office: Student Records, Franciscan Hall 
Phone: 716-926-8830

DamianDesbordes Damian Desbordes
Damian is the Coordinator of Academic Advising at Hilbert College. He received his Master's degree from Daemen College in Executive Leadership and Change. He has substantial experience surrounding student success. Damian also serves as advisor to Hilbert College’s pre-professional students which includes pre-dental, pre-law, pre-pharmacy, and pre-vet students.

Office: Bogel Hall 107A
Phone: 716-649-7900 ex. 395