The Ithaca College Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) helps students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care. The committee provides assistance in choosing courses needed to meet graduate school prerequisites, as well as advice on seeking internship and shadowing opportunities. Students planning a career in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, chiropractic medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry, physician assistant programs, advanced nursing programs, etc. should register with the committee. Students interested in a career in health care can major in a variety of fields while still completing the prerequisite courses for graduate programs.

The Health Professions Advisory Committee will also prepare a committee letter of recommendation for students applying to graduate programs in health care. Students need to submit a personal statement and resume prior to an interview with the committee. Interviews are held every spring and in the fall as needed. 





  • President:           
             Abby Murtha
  • Vice President:   
            Eric Choi
  • Treasurer:  
            Alexandra Dyszewski
  • Secretary, Pre-Health:  
            Porter Galvin
  • Public Health Chair:     
            Leticia Guibunda    
  • Vet Chair:
        Olivia Ferraro  

Summer 2020 Office Hours: Thursdays 12-1 EST

If you would like to chat about applications, course requirements, or anything pre-health related, you can either drop in to the weekly Zoom office hours (Thursdays 12-1, see details below), or set something up with Ian Woods via email.



Meeting ID: 643 237 488

Password: 083184

There are several opportunities to become involved in students pre-Health clubs here at IC. You should join today!

HPAC student group = provide programming (guest speakers, workshops, practice exams, site visits) for students interested in careers in health care.

  • Melanin in medicine = a student organization that works to provide resources and support for students of color interested in medicine, reaching across a diverse set of majors. Contact melanininmedicine@outlook.com for information, and to get involved.
  • Pre-Vet student group = geared towards students interested in animal health care.