Signing up with the Health Professions Advisory Committee
If you are a student interested in pursuing a career in a health profession (doctor, dentist, veterinarian, PA, nurse, etc.), we strongly encourage you to sign up with HPAC as soon as possible. The first step is to fill out an interest form, which can be found on the forms page.
Once you have completed the form and turned it in to the HPAC administrative assistant, you will be signed up with HPAC. You will be added to our email list so you will receive communications from the committee. These include information on upcoming events on and off campus, seminars, research and internship opportunities, and other information that may be of interest to HPAC students.
You will also be assigned an HPAC secondary advisor. This is a member of the HPAC committee who will work with you and your primary advisor to assure your course schedule prepares you for your professional school and career goals. You are strongly encouraged to meet with your HPAC advisor upon signing up with HPAC and before registering for courses each semester.
All HPAC students are also encouraged to familiarize themselves with the staff and resources in the Career Development Center. Shannon Rodriguez is the associate director of pre-professional and graduate satudies in the CDC and is also a member of HPAC. She has a wealth of knowledge and resources to help students prepare for careers in the health professions, including information on internship opportunities, help with resumes and personal essays, interview preparedness, etc. Her office also hosts a number of on campus events throughout the year, including career panels, grad school expos, guest speakers, etc. Be sure to take advantage of these important opportunities. To schedule an appointment with Shannon, please call 518-580-5790 for assistance.
You may also consider joining the Pre Health Club (firstname.lastname@example.org), a student-run organization that works to bring together students with a common
interest in the health professions, provide peer support, and expose the entire Skidmore
community to the diverse world of medicine.