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.)

Spring 2023 Pre-health drop-in advising via Qless

Drop-in advising Tuesdays 9:30-11:30; Fridays 9-11:30 and 1-3:30

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.

NOTE: If you are a prospective student (or parent of same), please DO NOT book an appointment with a pre-health peer advisor. I have expressly instructed pre-health peer advisors to meet with enrolled UCSB students only, as we are currently prioritizing Fall '23 schedule planning and course registration for continuing students.

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to thoroughly review this website (check out our FAQs by scrolling to the bottom of our "About Us" page) and email questions they may have to PreHealthInfo@LTSC.ucsb.eduWe also encourage incoming students and parents to attend the Pre-Health Information sessions that will be held on Day 1 of each of the 12 summer orientation sessions.

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 Dave, Yessica, or Dr. Blain without previously meeting with one of our knowledgeable pre-health peer advisors may result in your appointment getting canceled.  See below to set up an appointment with one of our outstanding peer advisors: 
To talk with Manasvi (Pre-Med, Biopsychology), click here


To talk with Natalie (Pre-Med, Bio BS), click here


To talk with Ashley (Pre-Med, Microbiology, Phil minor), click here



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, and want to schedule an appointment with David, Yessica, or Dr. Blain, click here  
(Please note: do NOT schedule an appointment with Dr. Blain if your main questions involve schedule planning; rather, schedule with 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.


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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.