HPAC

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. 

    FACULTY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

       *Chairperson --  HPAC Office Hours

    PRE-HEALTH SOCIETY STUDENT OFFICERS:

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

    Laura Lourenco is also a member of the Eboard.

    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.
    Contact Isabella Julian (ijulian@ithaca.edu) for information, and
    follow their Instagram @ichpac

    • 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. Contact Sophie Cameron (scameron1@ithaca.edu) for the details.