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.
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
King Hall D Wing, Room 1044 (within the NSS Advisement Center)