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.

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

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 to achieve your professional goals. We provide guidance and share 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.

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 in the following areas:

Pre-med Advising: 

  • dentistry
  • medicine (allopathic, osteopathic)
  • podiatry

Allied Health Advising:

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