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Health Professions Advising Program (HPAP)

Health Professions Advising Program
Jewett 205
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3282

Mission Statement

The Health Professions Advising Committee at Fredonia works to advise and support students preparing for a career in medicine, dentistry, optometry, and veterinary medicine.  The committee assists students through course and career advisement, by disseminating information on internship and research opportunities, and by providing guidance on the preparation of a successful professional school application.



The Health Professions Advising Program at Fredonia assists students interested in attending Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Optometry and other health professional schools.  The faculty and staff on the Advising Committee work with students interested in health professional careers.  Please note: Medical Technology is a separate major and students interested in this major should contact the Biology Dept.  

Please use the links on the left to find specific information.  It is recommended that students start with the page on student activities

All Fredonia students interested in attending medical, veterinary, dental or optometry schools should register with the Health Professions Advising Program.  Please see Ms. Dawn Hunt, the Biology Department secretary, in Room 221 of the Science Center. 

Students can also contact Dr. Ted Lee, head of the Health Professions Advising Committee with any questions about the program.  Dr. Lee's office is in Room 212 of the Science Center.

The Health Professions Advising Committee works with students to prepare and assist them with the application process.  The committee conducts interviews with students in the spring semester. 


Articulation Agreements

Click for pdf file with summaries of requirements for different universities.

Articulation agreements are in place for SUNY Upstate Medical University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and SUNY Optometry.


Health Profession Advising Committee members:

Dr. Joy Bilharz (Sociology)
Dr. KimMarie Cole (English)
Dr. Catherine Creeley (Psychology)
Dr. Cheryl Drout (Psychology)
Dr. Matt Fountain (Chemistry)

Dr. Ted Lee (Biology), Chair
Dr. Scott Medler (Biology)

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