There are multitudes of opportunities for students to get involved in leadership.

Keep in mind – how you dedicate your time will help shape your application for professional school.


HPAO Class Coordinators and Directors

Each semester HPAO selects highly motivated upper division pre-health students to take on the responsibility of coordinating or directing one of our HPAO courses for a semester. The following are the courses offered by HPAO: Bio 249- Careers in the Health Professions, Bio 250A- Topics in Medicine, Bio 250C- Topics in Veterinary Medicine, and Bio 340A- Preventive Dentistry. Course offerings vary by semester. Class coordinator and director positions are offered for course credit.

HPAO Courses


Student Organization/Club Officer

SDSU provides many opportunities for students to join clubs and organizations on campus. These clubs and organizations are student-run and provide students the opportunity to gain leadership skills through participation as an executive board member (President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.).

SDSU Pre-Health Student Organizations


Supplemental Instruction Leader

SDSU has implemented Supplemental Instruction (SI) Sessions for select courses to provide students with additional support. These SI sessions are lead by former students of the course who have performed very well in them. This is an opportunity to give back to the SDSU community by supporting fellow students to succeed in their courses, but also develop invaluable leadership skills through running SI Sessions.

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Community Service/Volunteer Leader

Some community service-oriented organizations offer opportunities for their more active and dedicated participants to become a more integral part of the organization by taking on a leadership roles.