Whether you’re interested in a career in allopathic or osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, physical or occupational therapy, or another health-related field, Hartwick will prepare you well for professional training and a successful career.
If you’re interested in becoming a physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, podiatrist, physician assistant, chiropractor, or physical or occupational therapist, Hartwick’s Health Professions Advising Program can help.
The field of medicine needs individuals from broad educational backgrounds who will bring a variety of talents and interests to the profession. It’s important for students to have a broad liberal arts and sciences education with a strong foundation in the sciences.
Faculty and staff advisors assist students by meeting with them personally to ensure they take the necessary coursework. They provide activities to assist with medical career exploration through group advising forums, referrals to internship opportunities, and invite representatives from professional schools to meet students on campus. Hartwick students get help preparing professional school application materials such as personal statements, resumes, and recommendation letters; and conducting formal interviews with pre- and post-consultation. This process positions students to be the most competitive candidates possible when they apply to professional programs after Hartwick.
Hartwick encourages students to gain real-world experience through internships, volunteer work, and job shadowing. Students participating in Hartwick’s MetroLink Program have shadowed at places such as Boston-area teaching hospitals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Bethesda Naval Medical Center, National Institutes of Health, and the New York Zoological Society. Hartwick works closely with two local hospitals to provide credit-bearing internships for qualified students. Students have also worked with private practice health professionals.
Over the past five years, more than 70 percent of Hartwick graduates recommended by the Health Professions Advising Committee have been accepted by the professional schools to which they applied.
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