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CSUF Health Professions Advising Office



About Health Professions Office at California State University Fullerton:

The Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO) has helped hundreds of students gain admission to health professions schools. Some of our students have gained entry into some of the nation’s most prestigious schools including Harvard, Stanford, John Hopkins, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as the majority of UC and CSU campuses. 

Health Professions Office Mission:


When the Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO) at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) was founded, its mission was straightforward: to prepare pre-medical students to become competitive applicants for medical school. That singular goal still holds true, but the mission has been expanded to serve the following health professions: Medicine (Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric), Dentistry, Pharmacy, Optometry, Physician Assistant (PA), and Veterinary medicine. Preparation for success begins early and continues throughout the students’ time at CSUF. The HPAO is dedicated to providing exposure and information relating to health professions fields through the five pre-health student organizations, professional school linkages, mock interviews, personal statement reviews, and complete assistance through the professional school application process and beyond. 


Health Professions Advisor


                                                 Lauren Meier

                                                 Assistant Director of HPAO

                                                 Office: Gordon Hall (GH) 223

                                                 Phone: (657) 278-3980






Lauren Meier is the Assistant Director of the Health Professions Advising Office at Cal State Fullerton. With nearly a decade of experience working in higher education, Lauren brings a wide range of expertise to the role including academic and career advising as well as program planning and evaluation. Prior to her work at CSUF, Lauren was a Program Director at the University of Maryland University Career Center and the President’s Promise. She was embedded in the School of Public Health where she advised undergraduate and graduate students on topics related to career exploration, job and internship searching, graduate school applications, and more.


Lauren has a Masters of Science degree in Counseling from the California State University, Long Beach and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She enjoys using her background in counseling, specifically Narrative Therapy, to help students find their voice, identify their strengths, and exert control over their career paths and lives.

To schedule an appointment with the Health Professions Office for advising, please click the link below to be directed to the official page of the CSUF Health Professions Office.


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