Attention Prospective UCSB Pre-Health Students (and Families):

Scroll further down this page to see recent data on how UCSB grads fare when it comes to health professional school applications (MD, DDS, PA, etc.)

We'll be tabling all day during UCSB's Open House on April 15, 2023.

Please visit our booth and we'll do our best to answer your questions!


Winter 2023 Pre-health drop-in advising via Qless

Drop-in advising Tuesday 9:30-11:30; Wednesdays 1-3:30;  Fridays, 9-11:30 (Not Available on Friday 3/17/23)


Visit our Qless queue and follow the prompts to speak with a pre-health advisor during normal advising hours. On most days, Yessica or I will be in our offices at 2105 North Hall, but students should still get in the pre-health q-less line so we can address students' concerns in the order received.

For those seeking to make an appointment with a pre-health advisor, please read the following:

If you are a first- or second-year student in good standing and have not met with one of our pre-health peer advisors, THEY should be your first pre-health appointment. Scheduling an appointment with a staff member without previously meeting with one of our knowledgeable pre-health peer advisors may result in your appointment getting canceled.  Click here to schedule an appointment with our peer advisors.

If you have already met with a peer advisor, if you are a transfer student, if you are on academic probation, and your questions involve requirements, schedule planning, career choices and mentoring, or applications and admissions, click here to schedule an appointment with one of our LSAA staff (Please note: do NOT schedule an appointment with Dr. Blain if your main questions involve schedule planning; contact Yessica or David if that is your concern).

UCSB Health Professions Advising provides information and resources to students who are preparing for careers in various areas of healthcare. Whether you hope to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, nurse, physician assistant, or other healthcare professional, we offer curriculum and academic guidance, including course selection and scheduling as well as career and admissions counseling.


UCSB Health Professions Advising Staff


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Statistics on Professional Schools UCSB Student Have Been Accepted to

Medical School 


Health Professions (besides MD)

Application System  # UCSB Appplicants # UCSB Accepts # UCSB Matriculants UCSB Accept % National Accept %
AACOMAS (DO) 70 42 24 60 50.16
AADSAS (Dentistry) 43 31 31 72.09 55.96
CASPA (PA) 111 45 35 40.54 40.24
OptomCAS (OD) 11 9 3 81.82 68.57
PharmCAS (Pharmacy) 26 24 22 92.31 84.05
PTCAS (Physical Therapy) 31 26 12 83.87 69.56
VMCAS (Veterinary Medicine) 19 13 5 68.42 49.09

Click on the name of the program you are interested in to see more details on average GPAs, test scores, and schools students were accepted to.