Health Professions Advising Office

Welcome to the Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO) website. This site has been constructed to guide you and inform you about our services. The HPAO, which was started by Dr. Miles D. McCarthy in 1963, has helped hundreds of students gain admission to health professions schools. 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 all of the UC campuses. CSUF is also 17th in the nation in graduating Latinos with bachelor’s degrees in health fields.

We hope that you can become a piece of our history while embarking on your lifelong dream of becoming a health professional.

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2014 HPAO Scholarship Recipients Receive their Awards 

McCarthy scholarship recipients walk during graduation and receive their prestigious awards

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MCAT 2014/2015 Registration Dates

There will be split registration opening and new dates added to the previously published schedule.

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Signing Ceremony for a New Western University and CSUF Early Admission Program

Leaders from Western University and CSUF sign an Early Admission Program for CSUF students

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Pre-Health Professions Minor Approved

CSUF has begun offering Pre-Health Professions Minor for students

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NHSC Scholarship Success

Health Professions student Qianna Liu receives NHSC Scholarship


Important News & Announcements

  • 09/20/16-09/30/16: Graduate School Expo
  • 10/8/16: UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

Health Professions Advising Listserv

Please consider signing up for our ListServ in order to stay updated about everything occurring in the office. With this service you can receive as much or as little correspondence as possible. The Listserv will allow anyone interested to receive periodical emails containing up-to-date news and announcements about special guests, opportunities related to the health professions, important deadlines, scholarships, and newsletters. Please go to the Listserv pageOpens in new window if you would liked to be added. 


University Hall (UH) 223*
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton CA 92834-6848
P: (657) 278-3980
F: (657) 278-5888

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Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Come in to see Dr. Mouttapa! Schedule an appointment to see available times.