Pre-Health Advising at UCSC

WELCOME to the pre-health advising website at the UCSC Career Center

UC Santa Cruz's pre-health community is composed of future physicians, dentists, physical therapists, pharmacists, and many more! Pre-Health advising is here to give you quality information and advice to become a successful candidate for health-related professional schools.  

Please click on the topics on the left navigation menu for more information about Health Careers and resources.

We are your campus resource for information on:

  • Fulfilling pre-requisites
  • Choosing from the broad spectrum of Health Careers
  • Preparing a competitive application
  • How to gain clinical experience, volunteer experience, and internships

To make an appointment with a pre-health peer adviser go to SlugQuest 

For additional questions email

Be apart of the new pre-health listserve to stay up-to-date on information about interesting and relevant events happening on and around campus!  Email us if you would like to be apart of the listserve.

Looking for a STEM summer research program?

Winter is the time to apply to summer research programs! For a list of STEM summer research opportunities click here

Meet our new STEM/ Pre-Health Career Adviser:

Hugo Mora-Torres, M.A., 

New STEM adviser HugoI am excited to be working at this beautiful campus and to be able to work with the talented and hard-working students at UCSC.  I am especially happy to be able to do the work that I am most passionate about, which is to help students achieve their potential.  I am proud to join the dedicated and knowledgeable advising team at the UCSC Career Center

I start my tenure as a STEM Career Adviser with more than 10 years experience working with University students as a health career adviser and health science instructor.  In addition I have worked in health promotion programs and primary care setting for many more years.  I recently completed my master’s degree in educational counseling.

Special Thanks to Caiti Maskrey and past Pre-Health advisers for creating the UCSC Career Center Pre-Health Manual!