Health Science Honors Program


Attention UCSB Pre-health Students:  Since participation in the College of Letters & Science Honors Program is not required to participate in any of the health professions-related courses and seminars that have been housed within or promoted through the Health Science Honors Program, we will soon begin phasing out the program.  In its place, we will have a section within the Health Professions Advising website called "Pre-Health Enrichment Courses".  Information on all of the courses that were previously offered and promoted through the Health Science Honors Program will now be accessible from here, including INT 184PD/DH, INT 199H, INT 75, INT 175, and others.  Students who are part of the College of Letters & Science Honors Program may still fulfill Honors Academic Experiences through participation in INT 184PD/DH and INT 199H (An application is still required to be considered for these courses.) 

UCSB Health Professions Advising provides the following services to all UCSB pre-health students:

-Dedicated pre-health academic advising
-Dedicated career, application, and admissions advising and mentoring
-Information on healthcare-related seminar courses (INT 75, INT 175) led by faculty and health care professionals (Click for more info.)
-University sanctioned clinical internships and shadowing (INT 184PD and INT 199H) (Must apply to be considered.)
-Health science related research opportunities.


Academic Advising, Career Advising, & Mentoring

David Lawrence ( is the academic advisor for the Health Professions Advising at UCSB. Dave assists pre-health students with a variety of academic issues, while also providing career mentoring and supporting students during the professional school application process.

Pre-health students should also take advantage of the resources that they will find on the Letters and Science Health Professions Advising website. The website features advice for students considering a wide range of health professions and has information about volunteering and internships as well as health professions-related student organizations. 

To schedule an academic, career, application, or admissions advising appointment with Rob, please visit the Health Science Advising website,  To learn more about the INT 184PD Clinical Shadowing opportunity, please visit the Health Professions Advising website,  Interested students should read the course descriptions in full prior to scheduling an appointment to discuss INT 184PD.

Clinical Shadowing, Career Advising, & Mentoring

Dr. Paul Douglas is the Clinical Experiences Coordinator and oversees the administration of the INT 184PD and INT 199H offerings.  Dr. Douglas makes the final selection of participants for the INT 184PD opportunity and provides mentoring and feedback to students throughout their experience in the program.

Please visit the Health Professions Advising website for more information on student organizations, recommended health professions-related courses and seminars, clinical opportunities, and much more!


Visit the Honors Program requirements page for information.

Contact Us

Email us at  Our pre-health advisors are available for drop-in advising on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00-3:30pm and every other Friday morning from 9-11:30.

To learn more about participating in the INT 184PD or INT 199H opportunities, please visit our website,

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