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
Dr. Michele Moutappa, PhD.
Health Professions Interim Advisor/Director
University Hall, 223
As a statistical analyst and evaluation consultant, Dr. Mouttapa furthers collaborative research with local schools and agencies within Los Angeles and Orange Counties, focusing on health risk behaviors among underserved minority populations. A few of these partners include the Dairy Council of California, St. Jude’s Hospital, the Orange County Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative, the Los Angeles Youth Collaborative, and the Bellflower and La Habra school districts. Her areas of specialization include adolescent substance use, violence, and obesity prevention. As editor of the Californian Journal of Health Promotion (CJHP), Dr. Mouttapa is committed to disseminating collaborative research at the community level. She is collaborates with other faculty to publish special issues addressing health disparities in underserved communities.
Please contact and your email will be answered promptly. To visit the CSUF Health Profession Advising office, please stop by at University Hall, Room: 223.
To schedule an appointment at the Health Professions Office for advising, please click the link below to be directed to the CSUF Health Professions Office official page.
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