The Ithaca College Health Professions Advisory Committee 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. 

Links to other relevant information: such as

  • electronic applications
  • AAMC for general information on allopathic medical schools
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Ithaca College School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
  • summer opportunities
  • post-baccalaureate programs 

Faculty Committee Members:



HPAC Office Hours


Pre-health Society Student Officers:

  • President:           Isabella Julian
  • Vice President:   Tynesha Taylor
  • Treasurer:           Abigail Murtha
  • Secretary:            Daniel Gonzalez
  • PA Chair:             Sophia Cameron
  • Dental Chair:       Alex Estanislau     
  • Vet Chair:            Sophia Cameron

Laura Lourenco is also a member of the Eboard.


Fred Kastenbaum PreHealth Award
2019 Recipients:

  • Zoe Mendrysa
  • Alexandra Estanislau

Planning to apply to grad school, etc?
Deadlines, actions, etc.