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