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://www.bio.uci.edu/undergraduates/counseling/. Click on “CHAT WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR.” Our office hours can also be found here.

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 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. Summer PPH-Fridays Dates: 7/31, 8/21, 8/28, 9/11.
Click here to register here for the next PPH Friday or copy & paste URL https://forms.gle/5bu6BFWFp6LWTy869


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