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Prehealth Counseling


Caltech's prehealth office, located in the Career Development Center on the 3rd floor of the Student Services building at 414 South Holliston Avenue, offers advising and information services to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to alumni interested in pursuing careers in health related fields.

To make an appointment or view available walk-in counseling hours, click here.

Prehealth Advising: Plan your academic studies, discuss volunteer opportunities and review additional aspects of your candidacy.

Sample Course Requirements

Preparing for a Career in Health Care

Application Advising: During your application cycle, our office is available to review personal statements, application essays, and secondary essays. We will also provide a letter of recommendation upon request.

Mock Interviews:
These can be conducted in both standard format and in MMI format. Appointments are required.

Each term, 2–4 workshops are conducted that cover a variety of topics related to applications for admission into health science programs.

Professional Forum Series:
Each term, you are invited to join us to meet with professionals from a variety of medical specialties to focus on ways to increase your knowledge of the profession, as well as network within the industry.

Summer Preceptor Program:
During the summer term, many students choose to shadow physicians through programs established with Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Huntington Memorial Hospital and UCLA Medical Center. Individual opportunities are also available at several other hospitals including Cedars Sinai Medical Center and USC. Contact the prehealth office for more details.