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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


                                                 Monique Garcia

                                                 Health Professions Interim Advisor

                                                 Office: Gordon Hall (GH) 223

                                                 Phone: (657) 278-3980






Monique Garcia earned her B.A. in History and Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) (2021), where she is a member of the Pa'lante Fellowship and the Sally Casanova Pre- Doctoral Program, and a former member of the University Honors Program and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in History at CSUF with a concentration in Chicana/o Studies.  She is a part of the Escritores Promotores. She has worked in the Health Professions Advising Office for six years. She started as a student assistant in the office and is now serving as the Administrative Support Coordinator and Intent to Apply Specialist. Her research has focused on Chicana Feminist Theory, Women’s Social Movements (specifically looking at Chicana’s), genocide and minority persecution, and the Chicana Health Movement.


Please contact and your email will be answered promptly. To visit the CSUF Health Profession Advising office, please stop by at Gordon 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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