Which Health Careers require a Health Careers Committee Letter

Some professional schools and training programs require a Health Careers Committee (HCC) letter assessing the student as part of the application materials. This letter provides an overall assessment of the student and also includes short comments from multiple professors selected by the student. (Please see additional information on this process on the Health Careers Interview page.) The list below indicates the career programs that require an HCC letter:

HCC letter required
Registered Nurse
Nurse Practitioner
Physician (MD or DO)
Physician’s Assistant
Physical Therapist
Dentist
Optometrist
Veterinarian
Podiatrist

HCC letter NOT required
Registered Dietitian
Healthcare Administration
Health Educator
Clinical Trial Management
Certified Diabetes Educator
Occupational Health & Safety Analyst
Clinical Social Worker
Epidemiology
Marriage and Family Therapist
Public Health
Mental Health Counselor
Pharmacist
Chiropractor
Speech Pathologist
Occupational Therapist
Speech and Language Therapist
Athletic Trainer
Genetic Counselor