|Coordinator||Valerie Bagley (Interim)|
|Walk-in Hours||Mondays 3-5pm
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 text below to reveal 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 workshops, and if you have any questions definitely stop by during the walk-in hours or email the office. We also recommend that you can get on our list serve 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, letters of recommendation, or even a mock interview, you can set up an appointment with our office (please do not come during HPAO's walk-in hours). We also recommend that you attend our applicant workshops during the semester. For additional applicant support, we also recommend that you work with the Career Development Center.