Spring/Summer 2020 Updates



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 PPH- Fridays. To chat LIVE with an advisor during our regular walk-in hours visit https://undergraduate.bio.uci.edu/student-affairs/chat/. Click on “CHAT WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR.” 


Pre-Health Professions Hour (PPH) Fridays

Students are encouraged to join us for Pre-Health Professions Hour (PPH) hosted on even Fridays; weeks four, six, eight, and ten from 11:00AM – 11:50 AM. This is an open Q&A session drop-in for continuing students with general questions. To join, register no later than Wednesday the week of your intended session. A confirmation ZOOM code will be provided via email the day prior to the session.
Click here to register here for the next PPH Friday or copy & paste URL https://forms.gle/5bu6BFWFp6LWTy869

New incoming freshman or transfer students:

Bio Sci Freshman/Transfer: Will have the opportunity to learn more about pre-health careers and requirements in Bio Sci 2A/190. Please wait until after this session before requesting an pre-med/health appointment with a Bio Sci Student Affairs Counselor in the fall.

Non-Bio Freshman and Continuing Students: Are encouraged to attend the Pre-admissions Requirement Information and Q&A Session for Non – Bio Sci Majors Interested in Health Profession Careers workshop on September 2, 2020 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. Registration by Monday, Aug. 31:  https://forms.gle/2NmcpBQ1BDQSaS1q7.  Zoom link will be emailed to registered student on Sept. 1. A video recording will be published here for students that missed or would like to re-access the information session.





Health professions advising appointments are available in weeks three, four, five, six, and ten. During summer quarter, we are reserving health profession advising appointments for the following populations only


  • students graduating this academic year by Spr/Su 2020.
  • students active  in the 2019-2020 application cycle
  • students active in the current 2020-2021 application cycle

For populations listed above, 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.

We plan to resume appointments for all other populations week three of fall 2020.  Appointments are limited in the summer. We are working with incoming students at summer orientation.


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





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