Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the University of Rochester School of Nursing have established a 4/3 program that provides third-year students a guaranteed seat in either the one-year post baccalaureate program leading to RN licensure or the three-year program leading to nurse practitioner certification. Applicants must be a full-time student at HWS, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and a minimum grade of "C" in all prerequisite courses. Students must complete the University of Rochester School of Nursing on-line application, apply for a letter of recommendation by the HWS Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC), and interview at the University Of Rochester School of Nursing in their junior year.
Interested students should submit a letter of intent to the Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee by April 15 of their sophomore year. Once a student has received HPAC approval, the application to the University of Rochester School of Nursing must be completed by November 1 of the junior year (preferably earlier). The University of Rochester makes a final yes/no decision before the beginning of the spring semester of the junior year.
For more information, visit the University of Rochester School of Nursing website.
These programs, offered by the following institutions, allow qualified students be accepted to medical school after the second year of college. The programs free accepted students from the time and financial pressures associated with the medical school application process.
SUNY Upstate Medical University Early Assurance Program
Interested students should submit an application to HPAC during the spring of their sophomore year. Deadline: SUNY Upstate admissions office must have completed EAP application by July 1.
The Mount Sinai Humanities and Medicine Early Acceptance Program
The Humanities and Medicine Program provides a path to medical school that offers undergraduate students maximum flexibility to explore their interests in humanities and social sciences. Students apply to the Humanities and Medicine Program during the first semester of their sophomore year. Juniors are considered on a space available basis. Notification of admission is made before Jan 1st.
Deadline: October 1. Applications are available on July 1. Review of applications will begin on September 15. Application to this program does not require a HPAC letter. However, you should discuss your application with the chair of HPAC.
For a complete list of the upcoming advising sessions offered by the Health Professions Committee, please visit the Health Professions Blackboard page or the Calendar of Events on the Daily Update.