Advising Information

Students interested in medical school and similar post-graduate health programs  face a number of specific admissions requirements, including specific pre-requisite courses. The following list represents the health-related careers most commonly sought by Cornell students, and the links lead to a great deal of specific information helpful in preparing for graduate education in each field. Most of the fields require course sequencing to begin the the freshman or sophomore year, and pre-requisites do change on occasion, so please check back often!

Faculty Recommendation Forms

Funding Opportunities

  • Student-Faculty Summer research
  • Classroom Visitors/Speakers
  • Course Trips
  • Professional Development
  • Credit-bearing Student Internships and Independent Study Projects

Summer Research Funding is provided by Dimensions via Academic Affairs. Funding is approved and allocated annually and projects are selected by the Faculty Development Committee.

Applications for speakers, classrooms visitors, professional and course development, and student internships and independent projects are reviewed by members of the Dimensions Operations Committee.  Funding is based upon the relevance to the Dimensions program mission, quality of the application materials, potential impact upon students' educational experience, location of the experience and associated costs, and funding availability.

Funding Guidelines

Student-Faculty Research Guidelines

Student Internship/Independent Project Guidelines

Faculty Funding Guidelines for Speakers and Course 

Additional Resources

AAMC MCAT2015 Resources

Faculty Appointments

The Dimensions Operations Committee reports to the Dean of the College and allocates and supervises the distribution of funds and activities for the Program.  The Committee helps identify and obtain resources to support the initiative and helps assure that available resources are used effectively to advance the program.  In addition, the Operations Committee members review funding proposals from students and faculty colleagues and make student selections for participation in Operation Walk international surgical missions.  

Upcoming Events

  • MCAT 2015: What’s Changing and How Will It Affect Cornell’s Curriculum; Wed, Sept. 5th, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Hedges, the Commons
  • Dimensions Reading Group:   House on Fire:  The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox,  by William H. Foege; Wed., Sept. 19th, 11:30 a.m. o 12:30 p.m., Harlan Dining Room, Thomas Commons.  Note:   This event requires pre-registration.

You may learn about other events for the 2012-13 academic year via the Dimensions section of the Master Calendar.