It has come to our attention that some folks have had trouble attending our 11am-12pm orientation sessions.

That’s why we have now added more orientation times later in the afternoon, from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Press the “Getting Started with HPAO” tab, then “HPAO Orientation Information” to check it out! 


Welcome to the Health Professions Advising Office!

Who we serve: SDSU students and Alumni interested in dentistry, medicine (M.D., D.O., and D.P.M.), optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine.

If you have any questions, email


COVID-19 Office Updates: Will Advising be In-person or Online for Fall 2021?

As of Monday August 23rd, 2021 the Health Professions Advising Office Peer Mentors, Advising Assistants, and Pre-health Advisor/Director will be advising primarily in-person (group advising sessions below will be the exception).
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Current students who are currently only taking courses online and alumni who reside out of state are eligible for Zoom advising. If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please stop by our office in GMCS 323 or email us at

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