About the Health Professions Advising Office


The Health Professions Advising Office is a resource for current students and alumni planning a career in the health professions. HPAO provides information, guidance and support to students and alumni from any major about most health professions*, including dentistry, medicine (M.D., D.O., and D.P.M.), optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine.
We support students as they:
• explore options in the health professions
• plan and complete pre-requisite course work
• gain clinical experience
• provide service and leadership both on campus and in the community
• prepare for admissions tests and the 15-month application process
HPAO offers:
• information about health professions
• individual and group advising
• health professions peer mentors for 1st-year, 2nd-year, and new transfer students
• special health professions topics courses
• speakers, workshops, conferences and events
• application assistance for dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine

Students are required to attend a one-time, one-hour health professions information session before meeting with the advisor or requesting a peer mentor. You must be a current SDSU student or alumnus. Sign up in GMCS 323 or call 619-594-3030.

*Those interested in physical therapy, nursing, or public health should schedule a meeting with advisors in these programs at SDSU.

Office Information:
Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9AM-4PM


Health Professions Advising Office
San Diego State University
GMCS 323