Mission Statement

The Sonoma State University Health Professions Advisory Program provides advice to current undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students preparing for careers in the following health professions: dentistry, medicine (allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric, chiropractic and naturopathic medicine), optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, clinical laboratory science and veterinary medicine. To achieve its mission, the program provides the following services to our pre-health professions students irrespective of their academic majors:

  • Academic advising, including assistance with major/minor exploration and selection of course work that meet health professional school admission requirements.
  • General information on various careers in the health professions and guidance for health career selection.
  • Guest lectures by members of the local health professions community and health professions school admission offices to give students an overview of various health careers and entrance procedures.
  • Assistance with the health professions school application and preparation for health professions school interviews by the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC).
  • Evaluation of candidates' credentials by the HPAC and preparation and disbursement of Committee Evaluation Letters.