About the 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, Johns Hopkins Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as all of the UC campuses. We hope that you can become a piece of our history while embarking on your lifelong dream of becoming a health professional.

Our office advises current students as well as alumni. 

Future Students

For students thinking about a career in the Health Professions and thinking about attending Cal State Fullerton, this is a great place to start. Click on the button below to read more.


General FAQs

Do you need to know how many units of science you need for your profession of interest? Or when you should be taking science courses? Scroll our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.


History of HPAO

In 1962 Dr. Miles D. McCarthy created the Health Professions Committee to advise pre-health professions students. Keep reading to learn about our humble beginnings.