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Advising Services

Advising is available throughout the year for CSULB students and CSULB Alumni considering professional training in the health care fields of Medicine (Allopathic & Osteopathic), Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Graduate Nursing and Public Health. The Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO) advises students at all stages of the health professions planning process, from career exploration through the interview.

Advising services include:

  • Finding the "right" health profession for you
  • Academic planning
  • Balancing work, school, other commitments
  • Exploring ideas for appropriate volunteer, community service and extracurricular involvements
  • Research opportunities
  • Application timeline
  • Financial planning
  • Writing the essay to professional school
  • School selection
  • Interview preparation
  • Letter of recommendation Service
  • Information about minority programs, postbaccalaureate programs, summer research programs

Call, e-mail or stop by the Health Professions Advising Office for an appointment.