The Ithaca College Health Professions Advisory Committee (formerly known as the "Premedical 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

CONGRATULATIONS TO the new officers/members for 2018-19:


  • President: Zach Meunier
  • Vice President: Zoe Mendrysa
  • Treasurer: Natalie George
  • Secretary: Grant Brighter
  • PA Chair: Michele Amado
  • Dental Chair: Alexandra Estanislau
  • Vet Chair: Cole Unmann

Shadowing Committee:

  • Zach Meunier
  • Alexandra Estanislau
  • Zoe Mendrysa
  • Charlie Kane
  • Cole Unmann
  • Tynesha Taylor
  • Katie Hutton

Informal HPAC office hours: FRIDAYS

  • You are welcome to join Ian Woods and your fellow classmates on Fridays, 12:30-1:30 pm, 1st floor lobby of CNS.

Fred Kastenbaum PreHealth Award

Recipients: Spring 2018

  • Maura Benner
  • Isabella Julian

Field Requirements

Register with the Health Professions Advisory Committee
(formerly known as the "Premedical Advisory Committee")

Request a Committee Letter

Request a Faculty Letter

Meetings & Notices

CONTINUING, registered students, be certain to complete this form.