About the Health Professions Advising Office

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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. 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:
GMCS 323, SDSU
619-594-3030
 
Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9AM-5PM
​Tues: 9AM-6PM
Fri: 9AM-4PM
 
Walk-in Advising Hours:
Tues: 3PM-6PM
(Sign up for Walk-in Advising begins at 2:30PM)

To receive HPAO Announcements, select your health profession interest below to be added to our Google Group mailing list and select "Apply for membership" then "Apply to join this group":

HPAO Alumni
HPAO Pre-Medical
HPAO Pre-Dental
HPAO Pre-Optometry
HPAO Pre-Pharmacy
HPAO Pre-Physician Assistant
HPAO Pre-Veterinary

Health Professions Advising Office
San Diego State University
GMCS 323
619-594-3030
healthpr@mail.sdsu.edu