• A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick student working in biotechnology lab.

Pre-Med & Pre-Allied Health Programs

The Hartwick Advantage...

The field of medicine needs individuals from broad educational backgrounds who will bring a variety of talents and interests to the profession. Therefore, it is important to have a broad liberal arts education with a strong foundation in the sciences. At Hartwick, our emphasis on the Liberal Arts in Practice provides students with opportunities that enhance our Pre-Med and Pre-Allied Health programs.

We believe the sciences must be studied in our programs in order to gain a thorough understanding of scientific concepts and vocabulary, to confirm the interest in and capacity for further study in science, to prepare for the various admission aptitude examinations, and to enable the medical schools to estimate the student's potential in the practice of medicine.

Hartwick has Health Professions Advising Committee (HPAC) whose members serve as advisors and evaluators for students interested in pursuing a pre-med career as a physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, podiatrist, or a pre-allied health career as a physician's assistant, or physical or occupational therapist. Members of this committee assist students by advising them and by providing activities such as a career in medicine forum, workshops on ethical issues, internship opportunities, and practice taking standardized exams. Committee members also write letters of recommendation for application to the student's health professional school(s) of choice. A Pre-Med and Pre-Allied Health Resource Room is available to students for researching various medical fields and schools.

Although many of the requirements for entrance into medical programs are the same for each medical field, carefully note that some fields, as well as some schools, have additional requirements.

Students interested in the health field should contact Joe Ficano, Coordinator of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising, ficanoj@hartwick.edu, 607-431-4646.

List of Activities and Information Sponsored by the Health Professions Advising Committee (HPAC):

  • Meet the Committee: Meeting with Distribution of Pre-Med and Pre-Allied Health Information
  • Careers in Medicine Forum
  • Student Medical Internship Presentation
  • Practice Standardized Exam
  • Pre-Med or Pre-Allied Health Interview
  • Pre-Med or Pre-Allied Letter of Support for Application

Office of Advising within PSGE Center
1st Floor, Golisano Hall