The Health Professions Advising Committee (HPAC) is designed to provide each student, regardless of their major, with the information necessary to enable them to make an informed choice about the pursuit of a health-related career. This information is provided through both academic and practical experiences. The HPAC works with the health profession student and the student’s major advisor to ensure that a reasonable and sound course of study will enable the student to develop the skills necessary for a health-related career. The HPAC advises the student on how to best prepare for standardized exams (e.g., MCAT), obtain internships, and works with the student in the preparation and submission of their graduate school application materials. In addition, the HPAC supports each student as they select suitable programs while considering career goals and experiences.
To take best advantage of the opportunities provided by the HPAC, students interested in pursuing a health-related profession should register with the HPAC by contacting the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences or the Chair of the HPAC as early as their first year.
HPAC sponsors on-campus speakers and off-campus field trips designed to provide useful information to students interested in a pursuing a health profession.
For further information, review the website or contact the Chair of the HPAC.