University of California, Riverside

Health Professions Advising Center

Applying to a Health Profession Program

Applying to the Health Professions Workshop

Designed for third and fourth year students who are ready to apply to their respective health professions school.

Please refer to the HPAC home page for availability.

This workshop is for students who have worked with an HPAC advisor previously and have a strong understanding of what is needed to be a competitive applicant to a professional or graduate health program. This workshop will highlight the application timeline which includes various components of the application - entering coursework, co-curricular activities, letter of evaluation process, and professional test preparation. The workshop is intended for those who are about to apply but would like to learn the details of some of the centralized applications before completing their own. Please calculate your science GPA prior to attending this workshop if possible. For more information about GPAs please refer to our GPA PageDuration: 90 minutes.

The workshop is intended for students applying to ALL health professions and will highlight important dates, fees, and instructions from a variety of health profession applications.

Learning Outcomes for Application Workshop

  • Application timeline
  • Review of the application (CAS) systems, AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS, etc.
  • How to enter and describe co-curricular experiences  
  • Review of the Letter of Recommendation process
  • Overall understanding what it means to be a competitive applicant

Watch the Applying to the Health Professions Workshop online!

For those of you unable to attend a workshop, we have a prior Application Workshop recorded for your convenience.  

Applications Workshop Recording

Please note: This workshop is required before meeting with an HPAC advisor to discuss the application process to professional programs/schools. 


The AMCAS Application Process 

Below are resources related to the application process for health professions schools that may be of use to you in addition to what is provided in our Application Workshop:




More Information 

General Campus Information

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

Department Information

Health Professions Advising Center
Rivera Library B03

Tel: (951) 827-6233

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