In response to COVID -19 all pre-health advisors are working remotely effective March 23, 2020 until further notice. At this time for all general health profession inquiries our preferred communication is through AliveChat and appointments. To chat LIVE with an advisor during our regular walk-in hours visit Click on “CHAT WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR.” Our office hours can also be found here. Chat sessions are limited to 15 minute “walk-in” and intended to address quick and general questions. For questions that may require more time please schedule an appointment.



Health professions advising appointments are available in weeks three, four, five, six, ten, and finals week.

Appointments can be scheduled up to one week in advance. To schedule an appointment please email one advisor directory to schedule. Advisors contact information can be found here. All advisors are pre-health advisors in addition to the specialties listed on the website. Appointments arranged will be conducted through Google Meets.

Before scheduling an appointment we encourage all students to watch  the Preparing for Health Professional Schools : Part 1 & 2 video clips.

New incoming freshman or transfer students Fall 2020:Bio Sci Freshman/Transfer: Will have the opportunity to learn more about pre-health careers and requirements in Bio Sci 2A/190.



Health Sciences Advising Introduction

We know that applying to health professional schools is a daunting task and takes an entire year to do. We also know that to be a good applicant you must start early in your college career to make sure you are a truly qualified applicant. We have tried to compile information here that will be useful to you both in the beginning of your time here and as you get closer to applying. Please also remember that all of the counselors in our office are trained Health Science Advisors. You can come in and see us at any time to talk about your application and strategy.


Download the Pre-Health Events Calendar to view weekly virtual and live events. Here students can register for virtual fairs and webinars hosted by various health profession associations and schools. The document is updated on a weekly basis. Visit frequently for updates.



Preparing for a Health Profession

Preparing for Health Professionals Schools: Campus Resources Part 1

Preparing for Health Professionals Schools: Admissions Requirements Part 2





Medical (Allopathic and Osteopathic)












Physical Therapy



Physicians Assistant



Public Health



Veterinary Medicine



Application Resources for All Health Professions



Additional Online Resources


  • ExploreHealthCareers – “Everything you want to know about a wide variety of health careers”
  • Literature Suggestions – A list complied by NAAHP pre-health advisors, current medical professionals, and health profession admissions representatives

UCI Health Professions Programs