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|Location||Hall of Science (HSCI)
Room 164E (located in the SAS Center)
|Office Hours||Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:00pm
(on a first come, first serve basis. Walk-in's are 20 min. sessions for quick questions)
Health Professions Advising Office Mailstop 9503
The Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO) provides a wide range of advising and support services designed to meet the needs of CSULB students as they navigate through the often-complex process of preparation and application to professional school. HPAO serves students interested in pursuing graduate level health professions including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary, and physician assistant. Our office is located in the Jensen Student Access to Science (SAS) and Mathematics Center.
Students We Work With: The HPAO works with CSULB students (both undergrad and grad), as well as students that are taking courses through Open University. We also serve our CSULB recent alumni (if you have graduated over 5-years ago, please contact our office to see what kind of advising options would be available).
As students are in different phases of their pre-health journey, we have different services and recommendations available. Please click on the text below for more information:
If you are new to starting your pre-health journey, or may be interested in a health profession, we recommend that you first read through our career planning handouts – they have great information on an overview of the health profession that you want to pursue, as well as lists the common prerequisites. From there, we recommend that you attend one of our semester workshop series, and if you have any questions definitely stop by during our walk-in hours. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email Lyndsey directly (Lyndsey.McKinley@csulb.edu). Also, you can get on our Listserve where we send email updates on different opportunities (clinical, research, volunteer, programs, etc.).
If you are a CNSM student in need of academic planning as it relates to your pre-health goals, please first meet with the CNSM Academic Advising Center.
If you are getting ready to apply this cycle and need help with your application, personal statement, or even a mock interview, please set up an appointment with Lyndsey!
The Health Professions Advising Office will no longer be providing advising for Pre-Physical Therapy Programs and Nursing. Please see the appropriate on-campus Departments below:
Ms. Michelle Ramirez, Department Coordinator for Admissions (Walk-in’s available)
Dr. Jeff Rodrigues, Graduate Advisor (by appointment only)
If you are interested in Graduate Nursing programs, we highly recommend that you attend one of the information sessions. Please contact the Department for more information.