Health Careers Advisement Office

Who We Are

The Health Careers Advisement Office (HCAO) provides support services and information for Cal State LA students interested in pursuing a career in health careers. The HCAO serves pre-health professional students interested in the following professions: medicine (allopathic, osteopathic and chiropractic), optometry, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry, and physician assistant. If you are interested in a career in Nursing, please contact the nursing department directly. 

Services Offered:

We invite our current Cal State LA students to visit our HCAO office on an appointment basis. The HCAO offers two types of appointments as detailed below. 

Same Day 15 Appointments

For students who are in the preparation stage  and not ready to apply yet:

  • General introduction to Health Careers
  • Academic and pre-health professional advising
  • Volunteer and research opportunities information
  • Conferences and open house information 
  • Information regarding the Health Careers Evaluation Committee Letter (HCEC)

Same Day 15 appointments may only be scheduled on the same day by calling our front desk team at (323) 343-5284

We do recommend that you review the other pages on this site, as you can get many of your questions answered prior to your visit.  That way, we can focus on the specific questions you might have, and make the most of the 15 minute appointment time.

30 Minute Appointments

30 minute appointments are available only for students who are currently in the application stage process, and who need assistance with the following application stages:

  • Personal Statements
  • Interview Prep

30 Minute appointments may only be scheduled no more than one week in advance by calling our front desk team at (323) 343-5284





Dr. Hyunsook Park, Director
(Appointments with Dr. Park can be scheduled via AppointmentPlus)

Maite Villareal Rodriguez, Health and Science Careers Advisor

Contact Information

King Hall D Wing, Room 1044 (within the NSS Advisement Center)
Phone: 323-343-5284