Cornell University

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"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 two guides, available in 103 Barnes or downloadable from this site:

  • The Cornell Health Careers Guide for Preapplicants is primarily for students interested in medical or dental school but is also useful to students considering other human health care fields.
  • The Cornell Preveterinary Guide is for students interested in veterinary medicine.

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.