Health Sciences

The mission of Health Sciences Advising is to provide information to students who are preparing for careers in the health sciences. Whether you hope to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, nurse, physician's assistant, or other health care professional, we offer curriculum and academic guidance, including course selections and scheduling as well as career and admissions counseling.

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  UCSB Pre-Health Advising

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Pre-health Advising Team

Letters and Science Pre-health Advising 

Located in:

1117 Cheadle Hall

Email us at

For appointments or information, call (805) 893-2038.

Academic Planning and Course Scheduling--

Academic Advisors: Rob Larocco and Allie Edelstein
Peer advisors: Daniel Vu and Lauren Hocker

Career, Admissions, Applications, Interviews, and Internships--

Counselor & Director:  Dr. Stephen Blain, by appointment only, call (805) 893-2038

Drop-in Advising Hours

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.,* 1117 Cheadle

*Days and time are subject to change. If these times don't work for you, let us know at, and we'll contact you to arrange a meeting.

Career Services

Located in:

Building 599 (next to the Humanities and Social Sciences Buidling and across from Storke Tower)


Career and Professional School Exploration and Preparation, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities--

STEM Career Counselors:  Maddie Foster (805 893-2522) and Derek Musashe (805 893-4043)

Explore Health Careers

A good place to start a general search of health careers is where you'll learn about the wide array of health professions. For undocumented students, Pre-Health Dreamers is a good resource.