Cornell University

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Career Insights

"Bill: Taking a Gap Year Before Medical School"

Bill felt confident about reaching his goal of becoming a doctor. At the end of five semesters at Cornell he had a 3.6 GPA. He had also been active in research. The spring semester of his junior year he registered with the Health Careers Evaluation


Health Careers

The Health Careers Program at Cornell provides a wide range of services, including advising, programs, information resources, and a Health Careers Evaluation Committee (HCEC).

The HCEC serves Cornellians in the year that they apply to those health professional schools that request a University letter of evaluation.

Basic information is published in three guides, available in 103 Barnes or downloadable from this site:

  • The Guide for First-and Second-year Pre-Medical Students is primarily for students interested in medical or dental school but is also useful to students considering other human health fields.

These guides answer questions about major, required courses, tests, admission factors, letters of recommendation, what to do year-by-year, and how to contact a health careers advisor.