Pre-Professional Advising

Workshops / Conferences / Career Prep Programs

Please note, any non-CPP program, event or activity information disseminated here is merely for its intrinsic value and potential interest to our students. We donot endorse any non-CPP service providers/organizations and hence assume no liability or responsibility for any potential risks or harms arising out of participation in the listed non-CPP program, event or activity. Please use the information at your own discretion.


2024 Virtual Spring Break: Virtual Medical School Road Trip, Monday, March 25th - Thursday, March 28th


UC Davis Virtual Spring Break Road Trip

March 25th - March 28th, we will virtually visit Medical Schools from across the nation. I've attached the draft schedule. This will be an opportunity to explore new schools and connect with admissions representatives. All sessions will be hosted via Zoom and an admissions representative should always be available to answer questions.

Virtual sessions will typically be in a 1 hour time slot. Current college students and graduates are invited, including non-UC Davis students and alumni. Attendance is not mandatory, join when you can. Please note sessions will only be held live and not recorded.

Zoom links will only be sent to those who register. Register today, access updates, and prepare early: with final schedule and session descriptions will be available closer to the event.


CPP Biology Career Tips, Advice and Networking - Tuesday March 5th, 2024


 You're invited to attend our career event happening Tuesday, March 5. 

 This is a rare opportunity to get career tips & advice and network with alumni in your field. On March 5, 12-12:50 (during U-hour) in room 4-2-314 Biological Sciences Department Chair Erin Questad will moderate a panel of 4 alumni from these companies:

(Obi Okafor) Cedars Sinai

(Helen Galang) BioEcho Life Sciences

(Yvonne Escobar) Euclid Animal Hospital

(Ana Ramirez) Kite Pharma (Gilead)

 Don't miss this opportunity. RSVP now:

Food will be provided to registered attendees.


 Southern California American Society of Microbiology Annual Spring Symposium - April 20th, 2024


SCASM is a branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) that hosts many symposiums. This symposium that is geared toward anyone wishing to become a CLS or want to go into that direction.  SCASM is a great organization that promotes the field and wishes to become more involved with students, beginning the elementary grades through college level.  The student rate to attend this conference is $25 for students (until March 24th @9pm)


U.S. Dept Health and Human Services Events at CPP   Feb. 29th - March 1st, 2024


Below is an email message from CPP Career Center:

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is actively seeking out vibrant and dedicated students to become integral members of their team. This could be your chance to start an exciting journey towards making a difference. They will be on campus this week February 29th - March 1st! Join as we kick off a new partnership aimed at offering early career opportunities in public service!

  • Tuesday, February 27 (3–4 p.m.): Career Center’s Workshop Prep for a Federal Resume(SSB Rm 1967)  
  • Thursday, February 29 (1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.): HHS Career Panel(Ursa Major A/B)
    • Meet current HHS employees and learn about their career journey. 
  • Friday, March 1 (8:15–9:15 a.m.): Networking Breakfast with NIH & HHS for Military Affiliated Students (Bldg. 121 West, 1st floor, MPR 1967-1969)
  • Friday, March 1 (10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.): Spring Career Fair (University Quad)
    • Meet and network with different HHS agency representatives at the Spring Career Fair and learn about current job openings. 
  • Friday, March 1 (2–4 p.m.): HHS On-site Hiring Fair (Bronco Student Union Andromeda Suite) 
    • This event is by invitation only for students who have participated in Feb. 27 federal resume workshop, attend the career fair, and are contacted by HHS representatives. 


SFSU PreHealth Workshop Series: Reapplying to Medical School Zoom Wednesday Feb. 28th at 12-1PM PST


The SF State Pre-Health Post-Bac Program will be holding an informational workshop over Zoom Wednesday 28th at 12-1PM PST, intended to help students who previously applied to a health professions school (med, dent, PA, etc.) but did not gain admission. We will be going over common application mistakes and providing insight on how students might address these issues in the future.

Interested students can RSVP here.


Global Medicine Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC Online Information Sessions


The  M.S in Global Medicine program is a one-year degree program for students interested in health professional careers including medicine, dentistry, physician assistant practice, pharmacy, and other clinical professions. The program provides students with foundational knowledge in concepts of global medicine while enhancing their admissibility to top health professional schools. Global Medicine students learn from seasoned faculty with wide-ranging clinical and professional expertise, including work with international aid and not-for-profit organizations.

Join us via ZOOM for one of our regularly scheduled Global Medicine Online Information Sessions!

Friday, Feb 9 @ 12pm PST / 3pm EST

Tuesday, Feb 20 @ 2pm PST / 5pm EST

RSVP here:

Can’t make it to one of the above sessions?
Visit our website at for more upcoming events, or email to speak with one of our advisors.


Sutter Health’s Immunohematology training program ( A limited license/specialty CLS program) - Application due April 30, 2024


Sutter Health is actively seeking prospective trainees for our Immunohematology Training Program in our Transfusion Service Laboratories. Applications  are accepted now through 4/30, and we plan to host students at Sutter’s Roseville and Burlingame hospitals this year.

  • 1 year, full time internship beginning in August.
  • Lectures via University of California Davis Health System CLS Generalist Training Program and the Folsom Lake College’s MLT Training program, a combination of in-person and remote learning.
  • Clinical training will occur at one of seven Sutter Clinical Labs: Burlingame, Roseville, Modesto, Sacramento, Stockton, San Francisco, or Lakeport. Anticipated sites for the coming year are Burlingame and Roseville.
  • Paid internship which includes Sutter Health medical insurance.

Sutter Health has a long and successful history of training lab professionals. This program has a 100% first -time pass rate, and 100% of graduates employed at Sutter labs following licensure:  4 graduates licensed and all are outstanding employees working at Sutter labs, and 2 more in progress.

This program will prepare you for California licensure as a Clinical Immunohematology Scientist –
a highly qualified, transfusion services specialist lab professional, in a time where there is great need.

Applications due by 4/30/24

For more information, please contact:

Erica Nelson Padilla, MBA, CLS, MT(ASCP)
Immunohematology Training Program Director



Bonston University's Graduate Medical Sciences Is Holding A Virtual Fair On February 27


Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine will be hosting a Virtual Graduate Fair on Tuesday February 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST).  GMS has 16 different Professional Master’s  degrees representing a wide range of basic science, research, medical and health related fields that prepare students for both direct entry into the work force and further graduate study.

 Prospective students will be able to attend virtual presentations for our master’s programs, hear about student life and our community and diversity initiatives and inquire about financial assistance and admissions.

Virtual Fair Website

Register Here


Graduate Health Admissions Workshop: The A-Z of Post-baccalaurate Programs  Thursday Feb. 29th, 12 - 1 pm


This workshop will focus on how to think about your educational journey towards medical, dental, PA, and other health professional programs and to learn how to evaluate programs to make an informed decision.  Your education is likely the second largest financial commitment throughout your life, only after buying a house.  Do you know enough about postbacc programs to make your decision?  Come and learn.

Dr. Joon Kim,  EdD

Director of postbacc premed and pre-PA programs at KGI in Claremont


Oregon Health and Science University, School of Medicine (OHSU) PA Program virtual information sessions  


The OHSU Physician Assistant Program is hosting a series of virtual information sessions for students that are interested in becoming a PA or exploring health professions.

During the information sessions, the admissions team gives an overview of the PA profession, our program outcomes and curriculum, student services, admissions requirements, the interview and selection process as well as financial aid and scholarship information. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with current students during the student panel portion of the meeting.

If you have students who are considering a career path as a physician assistant, I kindly ask that you forward this email on to them for session registration. Dates, times (Pacific Time) and registration link can be found below and online meeting information will be shared upon registration.

Register for an OHSU PA Program Information Session

Monday, 1/29/2024 from 11:30am-1:00pm (PT)
Wednesday, 2/7/2024 from 5:00pm-6:30pm (PT)
Saturday, 2/17/2024 from 10:00am-1:00pm (PT)
Monday, 3/4/2024 from 11:30am-1:00pm (PT)
Wednesday, 3/13/2024 from 5:00pm-6:30pm (PT)
Saturday, 3/23/2024 from 10:00am-11:30am (PT)
Monday, 4/8/2024 from 11:30am-1:00pm (PT)
Wednesday, 4/17/2024 from 5:00pm-6:30pm (PT)
Saturday, 4/27/2024 from 10:00am-11:30am (PT)


St. George's University School of Medicine & School of Veterinary Medicine In-Person Information Session Wednesday,  February 7th, at 7:00 p.m. PST  


"Our purpose with SGU is to serve as the point of contact for prospective students interested in applying for our School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine. We would love the opportunity to speak to students and present SGU as an option to begin their journey to becoming physicians and veterinarians! We are here to help answer any questions about SGU, our MD and DVM programs, life in Grenada, or anything regarding the application process. We would also love to connect with you and discuss other opportunities/ways that we can support your students.

 We also wanted to let you know that we are hosting a joint- med and vet in-person information session in Anaheim on Wednesday, February 7th, at 7:00 p.m. PST.  Please click on the links below to register and find more information.

Thank you in advance for your help, and please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you and your students. We look forward to meeting some students in person soon!"

Emily Massimi, Associate Director of Admissions

School of Medicine

Phone: 707.608.7414


Kelsey Tan, Associate Director of Admissions

School of Veterinary Medicine

Phone: 559.321.3601



Loma Linda University Open House/ MS in Genetic Counseling Open House Jan. 28th  


The MS in Genetic Counseling Program which is under development at Loma Linda University anticipates accepting applications in Fall 2024 and matriculating its first class in Fall 2025.

Open House is scheduled for Jan 28 on-site and in person and r egistration is required for the event:

Loma Linda University Open House Registration


2nd Annual PRESCRIPTION FOR THE FUTURE at Western Coast University - Wed. Jan. 24th, 2024


Are you considering studying pharmacy?

Join us to learn everything you need to know about the pharmacy field and the HYBRID Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at West Coast University

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 | 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WCU-Center for Graduate Studies | 590 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004

What can you expect at the open house?

Discover pharmacy careers through a scavenger hunt

Participate in hands-on activities, including making your own lip balm

Tour the campus

Meet the Doctor of Pharmacy dean and faculty

Explore our accelerated ACPE-accredited hybrid Doctor of Pharmacy program that lets you earn your degree in as few as 33 months — that’s less than three years!


Bring your friends and family to learn about the pharmacy profession together.

2nd Annual Prescription for the Future


2024 Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) Conference,  Saturday, February 3, 2024. 


The goal of the SUMMA Conference is to increase diversity in the health professions and to foster the development of leaders who are committed to eliminating the nation’s health inequities.

This in-person conference will provide students across the nation educational sessions, networking opportunities, social activities, inspirational presentations, and opportunities to meet exhibitors from institutions across the state and nation.


Strength of Taking Time Off

Thriving as First-Generation College Students

Community College Experience

Developing a Successful Medical School Application Portfolio

The Medical School Interview

Powerful Personal Statements for Medical School Applications

Pathway of Pre-Med (M-CAT + AMCAS)

Maintaining your Mental Health

Preview of Medical Subspecialties

PA Career Paths

Physician Scientist Perspective

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) MD-PhD program

Registration deadline is Sunday, January 28, 2024.

Register for the "Power of Your Journey in Medicine" event.


Regenerative Medicine Interdisciplinary Program, a 2-year MS degree at Cal Poly   San Luis Obispo


If you are a senior and interested in a career in the burgeoning biotech sector of cell & gene therapies, or tissue engineering, the following information might be of interest to you:

Regenerative Medicine Interdisciplinary Program, a 2-year MS degree at  San Luis Obispo  kick-starts students’ careers with a year of laboratory-intensive courses and project experience followed by a 10-month internship, for which they receive a $30,000 stipend and $8,000 for tuition & fees while working full-time at one of our 11 partners, including the 4 companies listed below. 

  • Allogene Tx: allogeneic CAR T-cells for blood cancers and solid tumors
  • Genentech: drug candidate toxicology in stem cell-derived organoids
  • Sarepta Tx: Gene-therapies for muscular dystrophy
  • Novo Nordisk: stem cell-derived insulin-producing cells to cure diabetes

This Interdisciplinary Program is offered through MS Specializations in Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, and Animal Science. We will begin reviewing applications for rolling admissions for the Fall of 2024 on January 8 th, 2024;  the application deadline is Feb 1 st, 2024 .

For interested students, there will be a Zoom Info Session on Thursday, December 7 th  at 6pm PST . . You can also learn about the program through their page at  Cal Poly Regenerative Medicine, Instagram, or by emailing Trevor Cardinal < > .


SFSU Pre-Health Workshop: Demystifying the MCAT - Dec. 13th,  2023


The San Francisco State University Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program is hosting our third free, online workshop for students interested in pursuing a health profession.
This workshop,  Demystifying the MCAT: Guidance for Success throughout your Personal MCAT Journey, will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm PT.
This workshop will focus on tips and best practices on creating the right study plan for students, passage-based exam strategies, and reducing pitfalls and busting MCAT myths
The goal of this series of pre-health workshops is to inform and help guide students through the many facets of health profession school applications and provide them with tangible tools to use throughout their pre-health journey.

San Francisco State University
College of Professional & Global Education
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132 

Hensill Hall Rm. 219
Phone: (415) 338-2410

IG:  @sfsupostbac


 American Academy of Dermatology's Pathways: "Inclisivity in Dermatology" Initiative in June 2024 - Application Deadline Nov. 30, 2023


The Dermatology Career Preparation Program (Derm Career Prep) is part of the  American Academy of Dermatology's Pathways: "Inclusivity in Dermatology" initiative designed to provide programming from high school age through medical school that builds the skills, knowledge, and interest to pursue a career in dermatology. 

 The Derm Career Prep program is an immersive five-day learning experience dedicated to undergraduate, preferably premedical, students who are from Black, Latino, Indigenous, and/or Pacific Islander communities, and who have some interest in the field of Dermatology. 

This year, there will be two separate five-day programs:

  • Chicago, IL : June 10 - June 14, 2024
  • Washington, DC : June 24 - June 28, 2024

The program fee is $99 for the entire week and does not include travel or lodging.  If students need travel/lodging assistance, there is a limited scholarship that they may apply for that is part of the general application for the program. 

Students should apply if: 

  1. They are  currently a High School Senior or are  currently a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior in college

  1. They are interested in medicine, but don't know what field they'd like to go into

  2. They are interested in becoming a dermatologist 

If students are interested in learning more, we will be hosting virtual information sessions on:

  • October 25, 2023 - registration closed
  • November 4, 2023 - registration closed

  The application is currently open and will close on November 30th. 

If you have any questions or need further information, please take a look at our website: 

Pathways: High School and College Students  or reach out to us via email at

Thank you for considering this invitation.  We can't wait to see your students in June! 

  Kandice Rose, She | Her

Specialist, Member DEI
American Academy of Dermatology
9500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue 

Rosemont, IL. 60018-5216



LMSA & CECCHE Premed Peer Mentoring Program - Extended deadline (October 10, 2023)


The WesternU Latino Medical Student Association is partnering with CECCHE to mentor Latinx students interested in medical school! Mentors in LMSA range from 1 st year and 2 nd year students, as well as students in Master of Science Medical Sciences (MSMS). Their specialties range from Dentistry, Pharmacy, Dietetics, and more. They are eager to mentor Latinx undergraduate students at Cal Poly Pomona in pre-med routes. Some of the resources they will offer are personal statement editing, gap year opportunities, overcoming imposter syndrome, test-taking strategies, and more.

  Want to become a mentee? 

  1. Email  for more information
  2. You will receive information on the Mentorship Manuel, Q&A recording, Mentee Application, and more!
  3. Once you have reviewed the materials, fill out the Pre-Med Mentorship Progrtam: Mentee Application. Deadline has been extended to   Tuesday, October 10.


CLS Meeting Hosted by American Society of Microbiology Saturday 10/21/2023


 From Dr. WeiJen Lin:

  If you are interested in a career in  Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS),   Clinical Genetic Molecular Biology Scientist (CBMBS) , or  Environmental Microbiology , please see the virtual meeting, hosted by the Southern California Branch of American Society of Microbiology (ASM) on Saturday 10/21/2023.   The directors of the CLS programs at CSULA and CSUDH will be speaking at the meeting .  The meeting is free but requires registration.  Please follow the instruction below to register.  Students who are interested in CLS are encouraged to attend.


   Registration is  FREE but required.

SCASM Virtual Student/Educator Meeting Registration 2023  or  scan QR code to register. 

Informatioin regarding SCASM student membership

Abstract submission  closed on September 15, 2023 



LMSA & CECCHE Premed Peer Mentoring Program


The WesternU Latino Medical Student Association is partnering with CECCHE to mentor Latinx students interested in medical school! 

Please join us on Friday, September 29 for a Q&A session where you will get to learn more about the LMSA mentors, CECCHE staff, and program expectations. Don't miss out on this important event!

After the Q&A session, you will have the opportunity to choose your mentor. Once LMSA and CECCHE review the submissions, we will match mentees with their mentors by October 5th. We will email you your match by October 12th.


Follow CECCHE on Instagram  Subscribe to CECCHE newsletter
Questions? Please email or


CPP College of Science Resume Workshop Event - Thursday 09/14/2023 12 - 1PM


The College of Science is holding a Resume Workshop event designed for biology and kinesiology students. The workshop aims to help students build a winning resume and prepare them to meet prospective employers at the Career Fair.

The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, September 14th, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in room 4-2-314. Please use the infographic attached to advertise this to your biology research students.

Students can register here:   Science Resume Workshop Event

The workshop will include the following:

  • Brief overview of the STEM Career Fair (Career Fair on September 21 & STEM Career Fair on September 22)
  • Guidelines for crafting an impactful and well-structured resume
  • Individualized resume feedback and suggestions
  • Strategies for effectively tailoring resumes to specific career paths within STEM fields
  • Q&A session to address any student concerns


CPP Speed Mentoring Tuesday 09/12/2023 12 - 1PM


Join us as we connect Alumni and Students for this exciting networking opportunity!

Alumni will provide mentoring to students in speed rounds that focus on topics such as college to career transition, industry related questions, job search strategies, etiquette and more! The benefits of finding a mentor or practicing your networking skills can make all the difference in your professional career. These are the opportunities that can help you make valuable connections and improve your self-marketing tools.

9/12- 12:00 -1:00 pm at the Bronco Student Center- Ursa Major

Register for CPP Speed Mentoring

Edgar Barron
Alumni Communication & Community Engagement Coordinator
Alumni and External Relations


UC Davis - 2023 Pre-Health Conference 


The  UC Davis Pre-Health Conference   is an opportunity for those pursuing a career in healthcare to   connect with admissions  representatives, explore  within and between professions, and  learn  from practicing health care professionals.  

The Pre-Health Conference is the largest pre-health event in the nation that is coordinated by student  leaders  for pre-health students/alumni  in mind!   Pre-Health Students come from across the US to attend  and build relationships with schools and other pre-health students across a wide range of healthcare fields.  

Register now: UC Davis Register for an Event !

Learn more about the day:

  • 9 am - 12 pm: Pre-Health Fair

    • Meet with school admissions representatives across health fields

      • Exhibitor Highlights:

      • 60+ Medical schools: UC Davis, UCLA, Duke University, Stanford

      • Nursing: UC Davis, UOP, WesternU, Touro University, Columbia/ Johns Hopkins/ U of Pennsylvania Nursing Consortium

      • PA: Samuel Merrit, UOP, Marshall B Ketchum University

      • Dental: UOP, WesternU, University of Minnesota, Kansas City University

      • Pharmacy: UOP, KGI, Midwestern, UCSF, University of Washington, Oregon State

      • Optometry: UC Berkeley, Pacific University, Kentucky College

      • Physical Therapy: University of Saint Augustine, Western University

      • Occupational Therapy: USC, San Jose State University, University of Minnesota 

      • Public Health: UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Columbia, Yale, Tufts, New York University, Boston, 

      • Masters & Graduate Program: Charles R Drew University, Roseman, UOP

    • See this year’s currently registered exhibitors  (frequently updated) 

    • See the list of 2022 exhibitors  

  • 1 - 4 pm:   Workshops

    • Unique workshops during the 3 sessions

    • Learn from practicing professionals, schools, and other experts

      • Examples:   Admissions Panel, Test Prep (eg. MCAT, GRE), Exploring Professions Panels

      • Interactive session examples: taking vitals, admissions process demo, Suturing

Ticket sales will close by October 8th! Please note, attendees will be given a lanyard to give them access to Conference events.   Register now: UC Davis Register for an Event !



For the agenda, fair details, workshop highlights, and attendee testimonials, visit our attendee page . Resources on how to navigate the day, ask good questions, and more, coming soon.   Connect with us on social media.


UC Irvine School of Medicine - Community College to Medical School Program 9/12/2023


CC (community college) to MD/DO at UCISOM organization seeks to  bridge the gap between community college and medical school. Our organization provides mentorship to  current or former community college students in Southern California to assist them in overcoming barriers they face in the pursuit of a medical education. To address these gaps, we provide educational lecture series, MCAT tutoring,  and one-on-one mentorship to current and former CC students.

  1. Seminar Series 

We will have 8 Zoom sessions a year (one per month) for current or former CC students in Southern California relating to succeeding in CC and at a four-year university, getting involved in extracurriculars, research, and volunteering, and taking the MCAT, applying to medical school, and preparing for interviews. Each session will last approximately 1 hour and will include multiple medical student presenters.  

2.  Small-Group Sessions and MCAT Tutoring  

 In addition to our seminar series, we will also have an academic mentorship and MCAT tutoring portion of our program. Specifically, we will initially hold five large Zoom group sessions at the beginning of the academic year providing general information about the MCAT and specific examples for each section of the MCAT. We will then assign students to an MCAT tutor, current UCISOM students that have offered their time, that will offer bi-weekly office hours to answer any pertinent questions.  

3.  Mentorship  

The third aspect of our program will involve pairing current UCISOM students with former/current CC students intending to pursue a career in medicine. This pairing will not include academic/MCAT tutoring, but rather, will focus on providing the mentee with advice, direction, and answering any questions they may have about their journey to medical school.  


Interested Students Please Contact Alicia Wells, Whose Contact is Listed Below.

Alicia Wells, MS2

UC Irvine School of Medicine 

Health Education to Advance Leaders in Integrative Medicine (HEAL-IM)

Medical Student Research Program (MSRP) 


Phone: 714-504-0342



SFSU Pre-Health Workshop: How to Find Clinical Experience 8/29/2023 Tuesday 3PM



The San Francisco State University Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program is hosting a second free, online workshop for individuals interested in pursuing a health profession.

This workshop,  How to Find Clinical Experience: A Guide for Finding Meaningful Opportunities in Healthcare, will be held on  Tuesday, August 29th, 2023 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm PDT.

This workshop will consist of a panel of pre-health students and graduates who will discuss strategies that helped them find meaningful clinical opportunities in their field of interest.
The goal of this series of pre-health workshops is to inform and help guide students through the many facets of health profession school applications and provide them with tangible tools to use throughout their pre-health journey.  
May you please help by disseminating the attached flyer to your pre-health students and other contacts who may benefit from this resource?


CPP F2023 Student Engagement Opportunities 



We invite you to take advantage of the following events available to you very soon, lunch will be provided!

Aug. 31: Streamline Your First Semester 

Essential Strategies for Success! Learn about the resources on campus that can help ease the transition into your semester this year. Board members Diana and Martin from the Latin Alumni Network will host a workshop where they will provide tips from their own stories to help streamline your semester and college life altogether.   8/31- 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the Bronco Student Center- Ursa Minor RSVP .  


Sept. 12: Speed Mentoring 

Join us as we connect Alumni and Students for a day of networking! Alumni will provide mentoring to students in speed rounds that focus on topics such as college to career transition, industry related questions, job search strategies, etiquette and more! The benefits of finding a mentor or practicing your networking skills can make all the difference in your professional career. These are the opportunities that can help you make valuable connections and improve your self-marketing tools. 9/12- 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the Bronco Student Center- Ursa Major    


Sept. 26: Talk-O-Tuesday: Networking 101

The Power of Networking! Networking can be scary but is essential for all students seeking jobs, mentorship, and looking to build professional connections. This workshop will provide you with the tools and guidance necessary when networking with professionals in your field of interest. 9/26- 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the Bronco Student Center- Ursa Minor RSVP HERE:   For more information on upcoming events please visit our website Alumni Events or email us at


Peer  Mentoring Program to Support Latinx Students Interested in Medicine


The Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education (CECCHE), a cultural and identity resource center that supports students of Latinx backgrounds ( Located in building 95, across from the Career Center  (909) 869-5035 ) , is  partnering with the WesternU Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) in Pomona to establish a peer mentoring program to support Latinx students interested in medicine.

Mentors in LMSA range from 1 st  year and 2 nd  year students in Master of Science Medical Sciences (MSMS), Dentistry, Pharmacy, Dietetics, and more. They are eager to mentor Latinx undergraduate students at Cal Poly Pomona in pre-med routes. Some of the resources they will offer are personal statement editing, gap year opportunities, overcoming imposter syndrome, test-taking strategies, and more.


Please see  flyer with more information and  an interest form  to sign up. 

If you have any questions or concerns. feel free to contact CECCHE assistant coordinator Jaxmin Bugarin at ,  or our coordinator at .


Cedars-Sinai Master's Degree in Health Delivery Science (MHDS)


The Cedars-Sinai Master's Degree in Health Delivery Science (MHDS) program is a WSCUC-accredited graduate program which was established in 2017 to train tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. The MHDS program may be a valuable option for students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. 

Our program's unique blend of coursework and experiential learning opportunities is ideal for pre-health students who seek additional experience in healthcare before starting a clinical degree. Each year, we enroll many students who use the program to gain meaningful and applied skills to bolster their future applications before applying to professional schools.

Some highlights about the MHDS program include:

  • 20-month program where courses are primarily taught online in the early evenings
  • Students are embedded within teams operating at Cedars-Sinai—one of the largest nonprofit academic healthcare organizations and currently ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll
  • The curriculum prepares graduates for a successful career in emerging healthcare fields, including digital health science, mobile health, health technology assessment, “big data” analytics, therapeutic virtual reality, performance improvement, health economics, and health equity
  • Allows students to gain hands-on expertise in data visualization, decision-analytic and health-analytic software programs—immediately applicable skills
  • In addition to recent undergrads, our students also include research coordinators, lab technicians, biomedical engineers, management assistants, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, a former White House Intern, and even a physicist

Our application deadline is 5/31/2023, and if you have any students who may be interested in our program, I encourage you to share this information with them. We are also hosting our final open house on 4/26/2023 at 12p PT and students can RSVP for the event by visiting  Cedars Sinai Master's Degree in Health Delivery page.  

Christopher V. Almario, MD, MSHPM

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Health Services Research Scientist, Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE)

Co-Director, Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science