Cornell University

The Cornell Campus

Student Activities Office

Whether you are interested in human or veterinary medicine investigate student organizations in the Cornell community. There are opportunities to work with organizations and services on campus of direct interest to health careers students such as those listed below. This is not, however, a comprehensive list.

Gannett Health Services

Pre-Medical Community Mentorship Program
The Pre-Medical Community Mentorship Program gives selected Cornell students the opportunity to observe up close some of the realities of the medical profession. Spending two half days shadowing a Tompkins County physician, students are connected with a mentor who can answer questions about opportunities in the diverse field of medicine and preparation for a medical career. This program is offered for Cornell undergraduates seriously considering a career in medicine. Call 607/255-4782 or find out more information about the Mentorship Program.

Health Promotion

For more information on Health Promotion activities, please visit Level 3 of Gannett or call 607/255-4782.

A sample of other health-related organizations follows:

  • Black Biomedical and Technical Association (BBMTA)
  • Block and Bridle Club
    Denny Shaw, B93 Morrison Hall, 607/255-5465 or 2095
  • Cornell Collegiate Future Farmers of America (FFA)
    Travis Park, Advisor, Department of Education,
    Kennedy Hall, 607/255-8122
  • Cornell Collegiate 4-H (CALS)
  • Cornell Mind Matters
  • Cornell University Emergency Medical Services
  • Cornell University Health Cooperative
  • Dairy Science Club
    Dr. Michael Van Amburgh, Advisor
    272 Morrison Hall, 607/254-4910
  • eMed Society of Premedical Engineers
  • Empathy, Assistance, and Referral Service (EARS)
    211 Willard Straight Hall, 607/255-3608
  • Global Brigades
  • Prevet Society
    Terry Kinsman, Administrative Assistant
    607/255-4460, or
    Debbie Cherney, Advisor
    607/255-2882 327 Morrison Hall
  • Public Health Society
  • Safe (Sexual Awareness for Everyone)
    A Cornell Public Service student run program that provides sexual health education.
    200 Barnes Hall
  • Science Organization for Latinos
  • The Wildlife Society
    Natural Resources
    Paul Curtis, Faculty Advisor
    114 Fernow Hall, 607/255-2835
  • UNICEF -

Remember, however, almost any service activity can help develop the kind of interpersonal and leadership skills that are useful in a health career.