Consultant Profile: Lolita Wood-Hill
Lolita Wood-Hill has been a pre-health advisor for over 25 years. She is the former director of two postbacc programs for the City University of New York and currently serves as the Executive Director of Pre-Professional Advising at Yeshiva College in NY. Her success rate at YC has been over 88% for the past 8 years. Lolita was also a frequent guest of Kaplan’s Pulse video series and provides workshops regarding medical school admissions for several regional and national associations. In addition to her expertise in medical school admissions, Lolita has successfully helped students transition to dental school, PT and PA programs and law school.
I have been in Pre-Health Advising for over 25 years. I was the premed advisor at City College of CUNY for 16 years and retired from Hunter College of CUNY in 2010. Since then, I have been Director of Pre-Health Advising at Yeshiva College. I have a BA in History from Boston College and my most recent graduate degree in Urban Affairs was earned at Hunter College of CUNY in 2010.
I have been blessed in that my 25+ years of pre-health advising has received both local and national acclaim. Special recognition for my work has come from several organizations including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Associated Medical Schools of NY (AMSNY) and the National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc (NAMME). I have also served on the governing boards of several local and national pre-health advising organizations including the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP and NEAAHP) and NAMME. Additionally, I have been a consultant to several non-profit organizations, most recently Mentoring In Medicine, dedicated to making health professions careers more accessible to disadvantaged students. I often collaborate with my husband (a financial aid officer), providing workshops around the country regarding medical school admission, financial aid, and debt management. I also write blogs for some of the online services: ADEA Go Dental, Mentoring in Medicine and others.
One of my more recent endeavors has been to help facilitate a college fair (CollegeEDge) for young people in Washington Heights, with students here at YU organizing and running the entire event. We are on year 5 and have hosted over 300 students from some of the neediest high schools in New York City, offering workshops on financial aid, interviewing, career choices, and career training pathways. CollegeEDge was recently approved as a 501-3c non-profit as well.
I have lived in Teaneck, NJ for the past 20 years with my husband and sons. My youngest just turned 22!
I love science fiction and murder mystery books. I look forward to Empire every week and I am already excited about the new season of Star Trek Discovery!
Most importantly I’m psyched about helping you get accepted to the healthcare professional school that’s right for you.