Welcome to the Health Professions Advising Office!

The Health Professions Advising Office is a resource for current SDSU students and alumni planning a career in the health professions. HPAO provides information, guidance and support to SDSU 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.

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

Students are required to attend a one-time, one-hour health professions information session before meeting with the advisor or requesting a peer mentor. Please scroll down to see information session dates.

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 & 2nd year students 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


HPAO Information Sessions (Fall 2018)

Information sessions are open to
SDSU students and alumni.
Friday, September 14
3-4pm | Location: EBA 343

Tuesday, September 25
6-7pm | Location: SH 216

Thursday, October 11
4-5pm | Location: GMCS 305

Wednesday, October 24
4-5pm | Location: P 149

Friday, November 9
3-4pm | Location: GMCS 305

Thursday, November 29
6-7pm | Location: GMCS 305

Wednesday, December 5
5-6pm | Location: EBA 247


Contact Us!

Fall 2018 Hours
Monday – Friday
9 AM- 5 PM
Walk-in Advising Hours:
Monday & Tuesday
2-5 PM

Health Professions Advising Office
San Diego State University
GMCS 323