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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Letters and Science Pre-health Advising
We've Moved: See us in the new Pre-Professional Advising Office, 2105 North Hall
Academic Advising (course scheduling, academic planning, etc.)
Rob Larocco (Lead Pre-health Advisor)
Daniel Vu and Lauren Hocker Peer Advisor
Career Counseling, Admissions, Applications, Internships
Dr. Steven Blain (Director)
Click here to schedule an appointment. You also may call (805) 893-2038 to schedule an appointment or with questions.
(Allie Edelstein's appointments are in 1117 Cheadle Hall. Other appointments and drop-ins are in North Hall.)
Drop-in Advising Hours
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.,* 2105 North Hall
Fridays from 1:00-3:00 in the Transfer Student Center (1st Floor Library, Oceanside)
Click here and choose #2 the "Pre-health Advising" queue to get in the line for North Hall drop-ins. Just go to the TSC on Fridays!
*Days and time are subject to change. If these times don't work for you, let us know at email@example.com, and we'll contact you to arrange a meeting.
Career Services 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--
Explore Health Careers
A good place to start a general search of health careers is ExploreHealthCareers.org where you'll learn about the wide array of health professions. For undocumented students, Pre-Health Dreamers is a good resource.