There are many important benefits for you as a participate in the HSHP Pre-Health Professions Program:
Hands-on advising and guidance is a hallmark of the Program. You will have access to the Director and advising guidance as much as needed. You can expect to meet at least once a semester with the Director or your designated advisor to review course selection, your academic progress, and any decisions about a degree track. Our advising strategy is to map out a selection of courses so that you are not overloaded but still capture as many prerequisites needed for a future career or graduate school work. You may request advising meetings as frequently as you would like, and we will connect you with other resources around Ithaca College that you may need. For example, students interested in a pre-medical curriculum are referred to the interdisciplinary Health Professions Advisory Committee which provides additional assistance with course selection and also writes medical school letters of recommendations for students.
As an HSHP Pre-Health Professions Program enrollee you will enjoy early registration opportunities for courses, before other students.
Introduction to Health Professions Course
This first semester, first year course is tailored to the HSHP Pre-Health Profession Program students. This course features guest speakers from a variety of Ithaca College faculty and practicing professionals in the community such as Physician’s Assistant, Public Health, Chiropractic Medicine, Army Medics, and other health profession practitioners. As a class we work in teams and challenge one another to explore your passions, values, and goals. We also explore a range of resources at Ithaca College, including Career Services, Office of Academic Advising, and the Library, to promote your story, your success.