With support from the Dean’s Office and campus partners, the Office of Pre-Health Advising has developed exclusive programs to support the career development of Oxy pre-health students.
Diversity & Inclusion: Oxy Pre-Health Scholars (OPS)
In Fall 2022, the Oxy Pre-Health Scholars Program was launched. The bi-weekly academic program aims to support aspiring pre-health students preferably from traditionally marginalized backgrounds, to thrive in the pre-health trajectory. Eight to ten students from the Class of 2027 will be selected to participate in a 10-week mentorship program led by peer mentors, pre-health advisors, and facilitated by Academic Mastery Program tutors and faculty. Students must take the Oxy Chemistry and Calculus Placement Exams by August 6, 2023 and submit their online application no later than 12:00 pm (PT) on August 7, 2023.
Huntington Hospital - Oxy Pre-med Program (HOPP)
Since 2020, our office has partnered with Dr. Kim Shriner ’80 and Dr. Mia Mattioli from Huntington Hospital to offer a virtual preceptorship program for pre-health students. As of December 2022, the HOPP program has had five HOPP cohorts with a total of 63 pre-health student participants.
The HOPP program is a pre-medical education program that includes an introduction to how medical professionals approach patients and diagnostics, the role of the medical interview and diagnostics including the physical exam, and an opportunity to reflect on the process of becoming a healthcare professional by having interactions with those in the process (medical students, residents, attendings, etc.). Through participation in this program, students will gain valuable insight into career pathways in medicine, how to deliver culturally sensitive care, and how to prepare for future medical school interviews.
In January 2024, activities for the 8th HOPP cohort will begin. Applications are now open and must be submitted by December 11, 2023 at 5 pm (PDT). The selection of students will be on a rolling admission basis from now until the deadline.
Qualifications: Pre-health students in their second year and above. Participants from prior HOPP cohorts are not eligible to apply.
Applicant Pipeline Program
The 18-month Applicant Pipeline Program is designed for active medical school applicants including juniors, seniors, and alumni. This rigorous program will offer step-by-step guidance and medical/dental school coaching for students gearing up to apply in the summer. During the 2021-22 medical school admissions cycle, over 90% of the program participants were accepted to medical school, and five students received full scholarships. Those interested in applying to medical/dental/health professional schools, with desired entry in 2025, are strongly encouraged to complete the Intent to Apply form.
Free MCAT Test Prep Resource
Access free-of-charge MCAT test preparation material by scheduling a reservation. Please follow the community rule that the login credentials are confidential and must remain unchanged. Violations will result in suspension from advising service. Request access (Oxy email and/or ID number will be verified)
City of Hope Clinical Research Fellowship
Through the City of Hope Clinical Research Fellowship and the Hameetman Career Center, students will be selected to participate in a funded research project at City of Hope, a premier cancer research hospital located in Duarte, CA.