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A liberal arts education nurtures future healthcare providers through an interdisciplinary curriculum encouraging scientific exploration and humanistic inquiry. Oxy’s Office of Pre-Health Advising (OPHA) supports students and alumni interested in pursuing evidence-based social careers in medicine, allied health and the biotech industry.

Offering individualized advising sessions and group workshops, we help pre-medical, pre-health and STEM students make well-informed career decisions and develop effective strategies for achieving your professional goals. We provide guidance and highlight opportunities as you select your academic courses and engage in co-curricular activities such as research, volunteering and clinical patient interactions. We also offer application review, practice interviews and step-by-step assistance when you’re ready to apply for graduate school.

We strongly encourage Oxy students and alumni to engage with our office early and often. Our weekly digest curates workshops, info sessions, events, graduate school fairs and conferences in addition to providing important updates as you plan and prepare for graduate programs in various health professions.

The Office of Pre-Health Advising will assist you in the exploration of health careers through advising in the following areas:


  • dentistry
  • medicine (allopathic, osteopathic)
  • podiatry

Biotech Industry

  • life sciences
  • biotechnology

Allied Health

  • genetic counseling
  • nursing
  • occupational therapy
  • optometry
  • physician assistant
  • physical therapy
  • pharmacy
  • speech-language pathology
  • veterinary medicine

Take a tour of the pre-health advising program at Oxy:

Contact Pre-Health Advising
Hameetman Career Center

Room 109G
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041