Pre-Health Advising

The Hameetman Career Center

A liberal arts education nurtures future healthcare providers through an interdisciplinary curriculum encouraging scientific exploration and humanistic inquiry. Oxy’s Office of Pre-Health Advising (OPHA) supports students and alumni interested in pursuing evidence-based social careers in medicine, allied health and the biotech industry.

Offering individualized advising sessions and group workshops, we help pre-medical, pre-health and STEM students make well-informed career decisions and develop effective strategies for achieving your professional goals. We provide guidance and highlight opportunities as you select your academic courses and engage in co-curricular activities such as research, volunteering and clinical patient interactions. We also offer application review, practice interviews and step-by-step assistance when you’re ready to apply for graduate school.

For information and FAQs about how COVID-19 impacts your plans and preparation for health-related graduate school, read our guide.

Kat Wang

Meet Kat Wang

Occidental’s new Director of Pre-Health, Kat “Miao” Wang, joined the College earlier this year.

Dr. Kim Shriner at Huntington Hospital

Virtual Preceptorships

Through a new partnership between the Huntington Hospital and OPHA, pre-health students at Oxy have taken part in a tailored preceptorship program.

We strongly encourage Oxy students and alumni to engage with our office early and often. Our weekly digest curates workshops, info sessions, events, graduate school fairs and conferences in addition to providing important updates as you plan and prepare for graduate programs in various health professions.

The Office of Pre-Health Advising will assist you in the exploration of health careers through advising in the following areas:

Pre-medical

  • dentistry
  • medicine (allopathic, osteopathic)
  • podiatry

Biotech Industry

  • life sciences
  • biotechnology

Allied Health

  • genetic counseling
  • nursing
  • occupational therapy
  • optometry
  • physician assistant
  • physical therapy
  • pharmacy
  • speech-language pathology
  • veterinary medicine