The Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO) has helped hundreds of students gain admission to health professions schools. Some of our students have gained entry into some of the nation’s most prestigious schools including Harvard, Stanford, John Hopkins, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as the majority of UC and CSU campuses.
HPAO'S Mission Statement
When the Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO) at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) was founded, its mission was straightforward: to prepare pre-medical students to become competitive applicants for medical school. That singular goal still holds true, but the mission has been expanded to serve the following health professions: Medicine (Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric), Dentistry, Pharmacy, Optometry, Physician Assistant (PA), and Veterinary medicine. Preparation for success begins early and continues throughout the students’ time at CSUF. The HPAO is dedicated to providing exposure and information relating to health professions fields through the five pre-health student organizations, professional school linkages, mock interviews, personal statement reviews, and complete assistance through the professional school application process and beyond.