University of California, Riverside

Health Professions Advising Center


Welcome to HPAC!

The Health Professions Advising Center provides information, advising, and support for students who aspire to graduate/professional programs in the health professions and wish to enhance their academic and extracurricular preparation. Professional staff and peer mentors are available to guide students as they plan their pre-health professions course work, health-related experiences, service work, and research in preparation for applying to programs. We invite you to join this community of pre-health professions students.

HPAC offers:

  • Information about health professions
  • Individual and small group health professions advising
  • Peer mentors
  • Speakers, workshops, conferences, and events
  • Graduate/professional school application assistance
  • Email updates -Receive information about HPAC and campus events, workshops, and opportunities sent straight to your R'mail inbox! Stay updated by adding your UCR email address to HPAC's mailing list. Follow THIS LINK, simply type your UCR email, and hit subscribe!

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Have Questions?

The path to a health career can be confusing, but we are here to help! If you ever have any questions concerning pre-health requirements, becoming involved in co-curricular activities, making sure you are prepared for professional school admissions tests, or what your next step should be, come by our main office to talk to a Peer Mentor!


Our HPAC peer mentors are also available throughout the week during their Ask a Peer Mentor Hours. Click on the link or visit the "Peer Mentor" tab under "Who We Are" in the menu to find the full peer mentor schedule. Our peer mentors are highly involved student organizations on campus as well as health-related programs in the community. They can help you find co-curricular activities that fit your interests as well as clarify any questions you might have about basic health school requirements or what it is like to be a pre-health student and what you can do to manage your time efficiently.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Before scheduling an appointment for advising, you must attend a one-time, one-hour HPAC Introduction to Health Professions Workshop.

Still have questions after our many comprehensive workshops? Are you ready to come up with a long-term plan? Our professional advisors are available for scheduled appointments for students who have more complex questions or would like to discuss their personalized path to a health profession.

To schedule an appointment:

  • Call (951) 827-6233 OR
  • Stop by the HPAC office in Rivera B03


HPAC Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. 
CLOSED For Lunch (12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.)
We are located in Rivera Library B03 (Ground Floor).


Where Do Our Students Go?

Students who work with the HPAC office are accepted and attend health professional programs all over the nation. For a quick look at just some of the programs that students have matriculated into in the past, check out our HPAC student page here!

Winter 2018 Events

Intro to Health Professions Workshops

Tues., Jan. 16th | 3-4pm | Rivera 140
 Wed., Jan. 24th | 11-12pm | Rivera 140
 Mon., Feb. 12th | 4:30-5:30pm | Rivera 140 
 Thur., Mar. 8th | 4-5pm | Rivera 140 
 Wed., Mar. 14th | 2-3pm | Rivera 140 

Interviewing Workshop

Wed., Jan. 17th | 3-4:30pmRivera 140
Thur., Feb. 15th | 2-3:30pmRivera 140


Personal Statement Workshop 

Thur., Feb. 8th | 3-4:30pm | Rivera 140

Wed., Mar. 7th | 5-6:30pm | Rivera 140
Ohio State College of Optometry Presentation

Wed., Feb. 21st | 2-3:00pm| Rivera 140

 US Army HPSP Presentation

Thurs., Feb. 22nd | 2-3pm | Rivera Teaching and Learning Center (A0101A)     


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Keep Up To Date

Sign up to receive up to date information about upcoming events, workshops, and local opportunities for pre-health students directly to your R'mail. Follow us on Twitter for health career information and events. Like us on Facebook to see what HPAC is doing around campus. 

HPAC Spotlight 


HPAC Spotlight- Asra Irfan: 4th-year Biochemistry major and Pre-med student 

Asra recently had the opportunity to participate with Atlantis (formerly the Atlantis Project) as a “fellow” during summer 2017. During this five-week opportunity, Asra shadowed physicians at Hospital Clinico Universetario de Santiago de Compostela in the north-western region of Spain. During the program, Asra shadowed doctors in general surgery, pediatrics, neurology, neurosurgery, and anesthesiology.  Click to read more.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Health Professions Advising Center
Rivera Library B03

Tel: (951) 827-6233

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