Health Professions Advising Center


Peer Mentors: Support

Welcome to HPAC!

The Health Professions Advising Center provides information, advising, and support for students who aspire to graduate/professional programs in the health professions and wish to enhance their academic and extracurricular preparation. Professional staff and peer mentors are available to guide students as they plan their pre-health professions course work, health related experiences, service work, and research in preparation for applying to programs. We invite you to join this community of pre-health professions students.

HPAC offers:

  • Information about health professions
  • Individual and small group health professions advising
  • Peer mentors
  • Speakers, workshops, conferences and events
  • Graduate/professional school application assistance
  • Email updates
  • Student Resource Room

Have Questions?

The path to a health career can be confusing, but we are here to help! If you ever have any questions concerning pre-health requirements, becoming involved in co-curricular activities, making sure you are prepared for professional school admissions tests, or what your next step should be, come by our main office to talk to an intern, peer mentor, or professional advisor.

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HPAC Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pierce 1114

Our HPAC peer mentors are also available throughout the week during their Ask a Peer Mentor Hours. Click on the link or visit the "Peer Mentor" tab under "Who We Are" in the menu to find the full peer mentor schedule. Our peer mentors are highly involved student organizations on campus as well as health-related programs in the community. They can help you find co-curricular activities that fit your interests as well as clarify any questions you might have about basic health school requirements or what it is like to be a pre-health student and what you can do to manage your time efficiently.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Before scheduling an appointment for advising, you must attend a one-time, one-hour HPAC Introduction to Health Professions Workshop.

Still have questions after our many comprehensive workshops? Are you ready to come up with a long term plan? Our professional advisors are available for scheduled appointments for students who have more complex questions or would like to discuss their personalized path to a health profession.

To schedule an appointment:

  • Call 951.827.6233 OR
  • Stop by the HPAC office in Pierce Hall 1114 (just around the corner from CNAS Advising)


HPAC Advising Appointments: Monday-Friday 9am-12noon and 1-4pm



Spring Quarter 2015 Events

Wed. April 1 | 3-4pm | Orbach G073
Wed. April 22 | 4-5pm | Orbach G073
Thurs. May 7 | 2-3pm | Orbach G073

Mon. April 13 | 1-2:30pm | Orbach G073
Tues. May 5 | 3:30-5pm | Orbach G073

Thurs. April 2 | 3:30-5pm | Orbach G073
Wed. April 8 | 1-2:30pm | Orbach G073
Tues. April 21 | 3-4:30pm | Orbach G073
Fri. May 8 | 2-3:30pm | Orbach G073

Tues. April 14 | 2-3:30pm | Orbach G073
Fri. May 1 | 2-3:30pm | Orbach G073
Mon. May 11 | 5-6:30pm | Orbach G073
Wed. May 20 | 3-4:30pm | Orbach G073
Thurs. June 18 | 1-2:30pm | Orbach G073

Tues. April 7 | 4-5pm | SOM Ed. Blg. G650

Wed. April 22 | 5-6pm | Orbach G073

Thurs. April 16 | 3-6pm | HUB 302

Tues. April 28 | 5-6pm | Orbach G073

Tue. April 21 | 5-6pm | INTN 1020

HPAC Student Spotlight

A recent UCR alumnus and former HPAC peer mentor in Medicine, Chelsea Santos is now pursuing her MPH in Community Health Sciences at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. As one of 24 Opportunity Award recipients, she was recently featured in the Fielding Magazine for her experience growing up in an immigrant family and her consequent drive to work in underserved communities as a Public Health professional and primary care physician. Learn more about her journey here.

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Where Do Our Students Go?

Students who work with the HPAC office are accepted and attend health professional programs all over the nation. For a quick look at just some of the programs that students have matriculated into in the past, check out our HPAC student page here!

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

Health Professions Advising Center
1114 Pierce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-6233
E-mail: hpac@ucr.edu

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