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Advisory Committee for the Health Professions

Welcome to the online presence of the advisory committee for the health professions (ACHP) at Utica College. This site is designed primarily as a resource for pre-health-professional students at UC, but may also have significant value for potential students, either high school or transfer.

The Advisory Committee for the Health Professions (ACHP) at Utica College is a group of UC faculty and local clinicians who assist UC students in their preparation for graduate health studies like medicine, dentistry, etc. This help and advising occurs in conjunction with normal academic advising within the student's major.

Utica College - like most colleges and universities in the US - does not offer a major in prehealth studies (premed, predent, prevet, preoptometry, etc.). Instead, students prepare for graduate studies by selecting a major in one of UC's academic departments that suits their interests, then declaring their 'prehealth' interest to the ACHP. In addition to meeting with their academic advisor regularly to ensure progress towards their degree, students also meet regularly with members of the ACHP to ensure adequate progress towards meeting the requirements for their graduate program of choice, both in terms of classes completed and entrance exams taken.

Our philosophy is that we don't get students into graduate health programs, we help students get themselves into graduate health programs. Our approach is a successful one, as our students are not only accepted at medical schools, dental schools, veterinary schools, optometry schools, chiropractic schools, PA (physician assistant) programs, and other programs - they are successful there and go on to fulfilling careers.

UC students: If you haven't already signed up for the ACHP mailing list, please do so here. If you're not sure if you should, ask Dr. Pack

Information is also available on our Joint Health Professions Programs  (commonly called 3-4 programs).

The Advisory Committee for the Health Professions at Utica College prepares students for successful lives as evidence-based health care professionals by:

  • welcoming all Utica College students
  • introducing diverse health care paths via direct interaction with practitioners
  • providing a rigorous curriculum based on discovery and critical analysis of scientific data
  • ensuring students retain the flexibility to determine the path for which they are best suited
  • encouraging and facilitating community service
  • providing access to current information regarding preparation for, and application to, professional schools

These are the members of the Utica College Advisory Committee for the Health Professions. If you plan to contact a clinical member of the committee, please do so through the chair. It is important that the chair of the committee have a record of how much shadowing you've done, plus he can facilitate distribution of students so one clinical member doesn't have ten students calling her in the same week.

Advisory Committee for the Health Professions, 2005-2006


Adam Pack, Ph.D., Chairman
(315) 792-3129
Room 160, Gordon Science Center
Lawrence Aaronson, Ph.D.
(315) 792-3092
Room 286, Gordon Science Center
Bryant Buchanan, Ph.D.
(315) 792-3131
Room 162, Gordon Science Center
Daniel Kurtz, Ph.D.
(315) 792-3923
Room 183, Gordon Science Center
Judith W. McIntyre, Ph.D.
(315) 738-0053
8 Sherman Circle Utica, NY 13501
Peter Pawson, Ph.D.
(315) 792-3385
Room 175, Gordon Science Center
Michelle Boucher, Ph.D.
(315) 792-3071
Room 269, Gordon Science Center
Terri Provost, Ph.D.
(315) 792-5286
Room 164, Gordon Science Center
Sharon Wise, Ph.D.
(315) 792-3356
Room 161, Gordon Science Center
 Julie Betro-Shkane, D.O.
St. Elizabeth's Family Practice
1256 Culver Avenue Utica, NY 13501
Alyssa Thomas, Ph.D.
(315) 792-2596
Room 283, Gordon Science Center
 John DeTraglia, M.D.
2206 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13502
Michael Fanelli, D.D.S.
286 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13502
Daniel Herbowy, D.P.M.
6 Business Park Court Utica, NY 13502
Mark Hobaica, D.P.M.
2315 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501
Brian Jackson, D.D.S.
2534 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13501
Mike Jones, D.V.M.
6127 Happy Valley Rd Verona, NY 13478
Sherry Anne Lints, D.C.
2044 Genesee St, Utica NY 13502
Frank Mondi, V.M.D.
New Hartford Animal Hospital
Box 431 Washington Mills, NY 13479
Anthony Palumbo, M.D.
4350 Middle Settlement Road New Hartford, NY 13413
Joanne Palumbo-Mozloom, O.D.
4350 Middle Settlement Road New Hartford, NY 13413
 Scott Bushinger, O.D.
289 Genesee St.
Utica, NY
Jeremy M. Welsh, DHSc, RPA-C
Clarkson University
P.O. Box 5882
Potsdam, NY 13699-5882
Fax 315-268-7944
John Rubin, D.O.
308 Carson Rd. West Winfield, NY 13491
St E's Emergency Department
2209 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13501
Fred Talarico, M.D.
2115 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13501

Downloadable Forms

Reference request letter
Please give a completed copy of this form to each individual from whom you request a letter of reference.

Committee letter request
If you know you'll need a committee letter, please get this form (filled out of course) to Dr. Pack at least 8 weeks before you need the letter.

Letter of introduction
Bring this letter to people you'd like to shadow after you have Dr. Pack sign it.

Committee letter distribution request
You'll use this form to provide the Arts and Sciences staff the addresses of the schools to which you're applying
Letter of introduction Bring this letter to people you'd like to shadow after you have Dr. Pack sign it.

Progress worksheet
You should pull this out at least once a month and work on it. Meet with someone from the committee to discuss it!

GPA Calculator
Calculate your GPA for science courses or other classes taken with this easy to use Excel spreadsheet.

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