At California State University, Fresno (Fresno State), the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) supports students that aspire to give back to their communities as doctors, dentists, pharmacists, physician assistants, optometrists, and other health care professionals.

Established in 1981, HCOP has impacted hundreds of college students who grow to shape the health of our region. By providing a nurturing approach and a “home away from home,” students receive the guidance and support necessary to enroll in professional health graduate schools and pursue their journey as aspiring health professionals.



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Your survey submission, via the link above, will help inform the University of your interest in specific health/allied health professions. Your submission will also help streamline communication with you regarding helpful resources and activities that support preprofessional health students.

Note:  The survey link above is not the HCOP application.  If you are also interested in applying to HCOP, please complete the application under the Prospective Student tab (left hand side). 

Click here for Pre-Professional and/or HCOP Opt-Out Form

By completing this form you are requesting to be removed from the PreProfressional student support system, including HCOP.

If you are a current or recent Fresno State graduate applying to medical or pharmacy school would like to apply for a Health Professional School Committee Letter, please use the application link on the left.

Academic Year Office Hours 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Summer Operation Hours:
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

*During the COVID-19 crisis our office will be telecommuting, please feel free to call (559) 278-5748 or email Lilia De La Cerda at

Office location: 
Science I  building Room 101

Mail Box:
Science I building
Room 136 (ARC)