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Job Opportunity! HPAO Student Assistant Position Available 

The Health Professions Advising Office is hiring a student assistant to serve as a second front desk receptionist. The work schedule is flexible (10-20 hours per week) with an hourly rate ranging from $9-$11. For further details, please view the job description and application below. Email the application, cover letter, and resume to immediately, as the position will remain open until filled. A letter of recommendation is recommended but not required. Should you have questions please contact our office. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Click here for the job description and application.



Advising Update

Advisement is tentatively unavailable until the fall semester. Please feel free to visit our website and office for general information and resources.

It is with great sadness that we announce that Dr. Christina Goode's last day was on Friday, June 12, 2015. She has been the Health Professions Advisor and Director for over six years. She has supported many students throughout the years and is remembered for her honesty, extensive knowledge, and persistence for student success. Dr. Goode has been a voice for our students by strengthening our linkages, expanding shadowing opportunities, and bringing together a minor council to provide our pre-health students with a minor. Although Dr. Goode is no longer with the CSUF Health Professions Advising Office, she will continue to make a difference in our students' lives because of what she has contributed to. She will be missed greatly by her colleagues, students, and staff. We wish Dr. Goode all the happiness and success in her future endeavors.

Shadowing Update

Due to the absence of an Advisor/Director during the summer, shadowing opportunities have been suspended until further notice. If you are shadowing a health professional and did not apply through our office, we ask that you contact us to complete paperwork for your student record.

LSAMP - Louis Stokes Alliance for MInority Participation Update

The LSAMP Office, previously located within our office, has moved to MH-111, Cubicle #3. Their summer hours are as follows: 

Monday - Thursday: 12 PM - 5 PM                                                                                                                               Friday: CLOSED

For more information, contact Leslie Montoya, the LSAMP Program Assistant, at



Harbor UCLA Medical Center - Research Associates in the Department of Emergency Medicine (RAD - EM)

Deadline to Apply: Rolling Admissions Until September

Description: This program offers those interested in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and other health-related careers an opportunity to screen and recruit patient-subjects for ongoing studies in the Department of Emergency Medicine, a high-acuity academic institution with a Level One Trauma Center. Participants gain first-hand experience in research methods and the unique opportunity to observe clinical care in this fast-paced environment. Undergraduate, post-graduate, and graduate students are all encouraged to apply for this sought-after and competitive program.

Please visit their website for more information.



Become a Legacy Leader Through the American Heart Association


Deadline to Apply: July 3rd, 2015                                                                                                                               Mandatory Legacy Leader Orientation: July 11th, 10AM - 2PM                                                                     Description: Please email your application to Marklem Valdovinos at with your T-shirt size by July 3rd. If you cannot attend the mandatory orientation, please email Marklem.

Click here for the application, volunteer hours log, and the event list for this summer and the upcoming fall semester.



American Family Housing Hosts 4th Annual Pigs, Ribs, and Watermelons Professional Barbeque Competition and Summer Festival

  Location: Huntington State Beach                                                                                                                                 Date: August 7-9th                                                                                                                                             Description: This fun event is being held to raise badly needed funding for the care of homeless families and individuals. AFH is a 30 year old non-profit specialized in the care of homeless families and individuals. Their housing programs provide services including counseling, job coaching, motivational classes, finance management, and 3 kids programs for pre-school, school aged and teenagers. If you are interested in volunteering for the BBQ, please contact any CSUF Pre-Health Clubs you are a member of. 

For more information and to sign up to volunteer, click here.



Graduate School Expo

  Location: CSUF Quad                                                                                                                                                       Date: September 30, 2015                                                                                                                                               Time: 10AM - 2PM                                                                                                                                             Description: A list of graduate schools has yet to be provided, but this may be an event for students interested in strengthening their professional school applications. Visit the CSUF Career Center website regarding graduate school booth updates. The day of the event will be an opportunity for students to inquire with the Graduate Program requirements regarding your health profession focus.



Marshall B. Ketchum University's Open House for their Pharmacy Program has been rescheduled from June 27, 2015 to September 26, 2015. You can register at or visit their website for more information.



Transcript Updates

Transcripts: AMCAS works with Clearinghouse for the submission of transcripts. If an applicant is requesting a transcript from a school using Clearinghouse and the school is an approved eTranscript sender (as CSUF is), they will be prompted to enter their Transcript ID Number into the request with Clearinghouse and do not need a Transcript Request

Another route is  


AACOMAS has a new application for the 2016 cycle. Applicants might notice that the new application has no place to indicate a committee packet is being submitted. AACOMAS has stated that the committee packet counts as one letter. Within the application there is a section called "supporting information", you will select that and choose the "evaluations" option. The applicant will then select "create an evaluation" and enter the advisors name (Dr. Christina Goode). This sends a request to our office stating that the applicant is requesting a letter from Dr. Goode. Even though it seems the applicant is only requesting one letter, our office uploads the committee packet. During the process of each application, AACOMAS and professional schools will receive all letters in the committee packet.

You can now update your coursework section on AACOMAS. Newly completed or planned courses can be updated using a system called Academic Update. AACOMAS Academic Update will be available during three time periods throughout the application cycle:                                                                                                                            September 1 - October 15, 2015                                                                                                                                 January 1 - February 15, 2016                                                                                                                                       March 15 - April 15, 2016                                                                                                                                                   The Academic Update feature will not be enabled in your application until your application has been verified. You cannot make any updates to your coursework section until your application is in the "Verified" status.

Please remember, for AACOMAS, you should print and send us a copy of the application after it is submitted.

Intent to Apply Updates

Please remember to send in your completed List of Schools form, which is located on our website.

A copy of your application to each Centralized Application system is also due to the HPAO before the Committee Packet can be uploaded.

If you have any updates to your Intent to Apply packet, such as recent shadowing, please email Ashley at the email address below.

For more information on these updates or help with the Intent to Apply process please contact:

 Ashley Chrisakis                                                                                                                                                              Intent to Apply Specialist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                657-278-3980




Health Professions Career Center Services

Location: Langsdorf Hall, 208                                                                                                                                                 Date: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM                                                                                                                                 Services Offered:                                                                                                                                                                  Help with writing a Statement of Purpose                                                                                                                             In-person mock interviews

Click here for more information.



ScribeConnect is Hiring!

Pre-med students can now gain valuable medical experience as a "medical scribe" by:          

  • Staying at a physician's side for an 8 hour shift as their right-hand helper
  • Experiencing multiple bed side manner
  • Learning medical vocabulary in a hands on way
  • Developing valuable relationships with physicians
  • Apply at

Schedules are student-friendly. We also provide paid training for our scribes including a 40 hour classroom training period and a 40 hour bedside training period. We are looking for highly motivated people with a strong interest in medicine who have great computer skills, communication skills and do well in a fast-paced environment. Please visit our website for more information.

Click here for more information.



Mometrix Test Preparation

If you are studying for the Optometry Admission Test (OAT), the website below has free review videos and practice tests.



Altius MCAT Prep Opportunities

Take a free 2015 MCAT test:                                                                                                                                                 

  • Click here
  • Scroll down to "Take a Free Test"
  • Enter your information, then check your email for the exam link. If you do not receive your link, check your junk folder. If that doesn't work, add to your email white list and repeat the process.
  • The exam is half-length and requires a full four hours to complete, so plan accordingly.

Visit their website to learn more about their summer MCAT boot-camp-style program and private 1-on-1 mentoring.



U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program

First Class Sergeant Brooks visited our office yesterday and spoke with our office about the Army Health Professions Scholarship.  The Army will pay 100% of your medical school tuition as well as a stipend, however, you do have to commit to being an Army Physician for the same amount of years they paid your tuition.  You would become an Army Physician after graduating medical school.  Please read over the flyer and if you are interested you may contact our office for more information. 




The 13th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference: "Dedication, Compassion, Innovation: Changing Future of Healthcare and Research"

Full Pre-Health Professions Programming: 

  • Medicine (MD/DO)
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Physician Assistant
  • Optometry
  • Podiatric Medicine

To register and for more information, visit their website.