The UCR HPAC SOC (HPAC Student Org Council) is comprised of many Pre-Health Student Organizations on campus and is sponsored by the UCR Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC). The goal of HPAC SOC is to help UCR Pre-Health Student Organizations learn about and from one another and to help all students find campus organizations that best match their health career goals.
The following programs comprise the entirety of HPAC SOC. Click through to learn more about each organization.
The Health Professions Advising Center provides information, advising, and support for students who aspire to graduate/professional programs in the health professions and wish to enhance their academic and extracurricular preparation. Professional staff and peer mentors are available to guide students as they plan their pre-health professions course work, health related experiences, service work, and research in preparation for applying to programs. HPAC supports a collaborative community of pre-health professions scholars and is open to all students in any major who are interested in health professions.
Register at hpac.ucr.edu. You will be added to the HPAC listserve. After you attend a one-time, one-hour orientation, you may schedule an appointment with a health professions advisor and/or request a peer mentor.
Below are the organizations that are currently a part of our council. Click on the links below to go to their respective websites.
Alpha Sigma Omicron (ASO) – Pre-Health Fraternity – To inform the student body about health related professions, promote academic excellence, serve the community, and work with other health related organizations and the community. Active members participate in health related seminars, workshops, and discussions.
Discover Nursing – An organization for students interested in nursing graduate programs.
Filipinos in Health Science – To encourage the Filipino student community to pursue higher education in medicine and health-related fields and provide support in reaching future career goals.
Flying Samaritans – The Flying Samaritans at UC Riverside is a student group within the Palomar Chapter of Flying Samaritans, Inc., a registered non-profit organization dedicated to helping meet the medical needs of underserved communities in Mexico. These communities and families would otherwise have no access to proper medical care. Our club is primarily pre-health students at UCR who will become tomorrow’s doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists. Once a month, we travel down to a small village called El Hongo, a few miles across the U.S.-Mexico border, and operate a small health clinic.
Future Dentists Club – Facebook – To provide assistance to UCR pre-dental students in obtaining acceptance to an established dental school – Dedication to the club will provide all members with the ability to show that they are able to succeed in dental school, through participation in school related activities, leadership skills, and the ability to successfully cooperate with other members.
Future Leaders of Public Health
Global Brigades – The organization’s mission is to lead a holistic model for sustainable health care in underserved villages in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama that conducts preliminary needs assessment, treats patients to the highest ethical standards, sponsors referrals to those with needs beyond our capability, records data for the production of quantitative reports, and works to improve the water, sanitation, and economic infrastructure.
Physical Therapy Student Organization -To provide general information about the health care profession in physical therapy as well as guidance and steps to applying to physical therapy schools. Also to promote awareness in physical therapy in hopes to bring a Kinesiology undergraduate program to UCR.
Unnatural Causes – The organization’s goal is to advocate and take action promoting health equity by screening Unnatural Causes, a documentary exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health, and providing viewers with opportunities to take action.