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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HPAC Ambassadors

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 an Ambassador!

Our HPAC ambassadors are available throughout the academic year during their Ask an Ambassador Hours.  Our ambassadors 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.

Winter 2019 schedule:

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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 2019 Events

Intro to Health Professions Workshops

 Tues., Jan. 15 | 3-4pm | Rivera 140
 Wed., Jan. 23 | 11-12 pm | Rivera 140
 Mon., Feb. 11 | 4-5pm | Rivera 140
 Thur., March 7 |1-2pm | Rivera 140
 Wed., March 13 | 10-11am | Rivera 140 

Undergraduate Education Resource Fair

Tues., Jan 8 | 3-5pm| HUB 302

Ask an HPAC Advisor

Wed., Jan. 9 | @ Nooner | Belltower 

US Air Force Health Scholarship Program

Wed., Jan. 16 | 3-4:30pm | Rivera 140

Interviewing Workshop

 Thur., Jan. 17 | 2-3:30pm | Rivera 140
 Wed., Feb. 13 | 3-4:30pm | Rivera 140

Post-Bac Workshop

Wed., Jan. 30 | 2-3pm | Rivera 140

 Securing Letters of Recommendation for Graduate & Health Professions Programs      

Tues., Feb. 19 | 2-3pm | Rivera 140

Personal Statement Workshop 

 Thur., Feb. 21| 10-11:30am | Rivera 140 
 Wed., March 6 | 5-6:30pm | Rivera 140

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Keep Up To Date

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HPAC Spotlight 


HPAC Spotlight-

Esther Kuan:4th year majoring in Biochemistry with a Medical Emphasis 

Throughout high school and college, Esther has gained significant exposure to medicine but wanted a deeper understanding beyond the volunteer perspective. Over a year ago, she began working as a scribe in the Emergency Department at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and Irvine. As a scribe, Esther is responsible for maintaining the charts for each patient the doctors see. Her role is to record the patient’s entire visit, from their chief complaint to their discharge or admission instructions into an electronic charting system.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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