The Health Professions Advising (HPA) Office is committed to supporting undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni, as they prepare for careers in health care. This office helps students use an informed decision-making process to identify the most appropriate and individualized career choice. It also assists students from all majors to explore career options, understand the academic requirements of professional schools, and prepare the most competitive professional school application possible. While the HPA office works in partnership with the Pre-Med Intake major and the Pre-Med Advisor in the Academic Advising Center, it remains a resource for all MSU students, regardless of major.
Students may consult with the Health Professions Advising (HPA) office throughout, or even prior to, their MSU career. The goal of the HPA Office is to provide guidance related to career choices and professional school preparation. It has been central to the creation of HMED 140, an exploratory class that looks at the range of academic opportunities at MSU and the breadth of opportunity among health-related professions. Exploratory courses are available to learn more about medicine HMED 440 and dentistry HMED 340. The HPA office provides a structured professional school application process. It also coordinates several pre-health professional clubs and the pre-health professional honor society. To learn more about its services, please check the HPA website.
The Health Professions Advising office hosts a post-baccalaureate program for students on the health professions trajectory who need certain pre-requisite courses to fulfill application requirements. Students who are on a career changing trajectory can utilize the post-bacc pre-medicine certificate. To learn more about the program, please click on the webpage links or catalog links below: