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 

2017-18 Student Officers:

  • President:         Colette Piasecki-Masters, Biology ‘18
  • Vice-President: Anna Tarren, Biochemistry ‘18
  • Treasurer:         Becca Difabio, Biochemistry ‘18
  • Secretary:         Brianna Hoody, Biochemistry ‘19
  • Dental Chair:    Zach Meunier, Biology ‘19

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.
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