Opportunities & Programs

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, we will launch the pilot Oxy Pre-Health Scholars program. The biweekly lunch program aims to support aspiring pre-health students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds (e.g. first-generation, low-income, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, etc.) to thrive in the pre-health trajectory. Eight to ten students from the Class of 2026 will be selected to participate in a 10-week mentorship program led by peer mentors and facilitated by Academic Mastery Program tutors and faculty. Students must submit their application by 5:00 pm on September 19, 2022.

Huntington 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 February 2023, activities for the 6th HOPP cohort will begin. Applications are now open and must be submitted by 5:00 pm (PDT) on January 31, 2023. Qualifications: Pre-health students in their second year and beyond.

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 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.

City of Hope Clinical Research Fellowship

Through the City of Hope Clinical Research Fellowship and the Hameetman Career Center, four students will be selected to participate in a funded research project at City of Hope, a premier cancer research hospital located in Duarte, CA. Fall Virtual Info Session: Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022, 5:00 pm - 6 pm. Register on Handshake