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Downtown Phoenix

Located in Arizona’s capital, Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus provides a multitude of academic and professional connections for students preparing for careers across the health professions. Learning takes place in contemporary classrooms and research centers throughout campus buildings integrated into Phoenix’s iconic architecture.

The Downtown Phoenix campus is centrally located in the biomedical corridor of Arizona and is surrounded by numerous medical facilities including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Maricopa Integrated Health System, University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health, Native Health, Arizona Department of Health Services, and Maricopa County Department of Public Health. Additionally, the Downtown Phoenix campus is in walking distance to the Translational Genomic Research Institute (TGen), the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative (ABC), the Phoenix Biomedical Campus which houses the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy – Phoenix, and Norther Arizona University’s physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, and athletic training programs.

Slated to open in spring 2021, Creighton University is building a new health sciences campus four light rail stops from the Downtown Phoenix campus in midtown Phoenix which will house a four-year medical school, occupational and physical therapy schools, pharmacy school, and a physician assistant school.

Pre-health advising

Health North (HLTHN), 4th floor 
550 N. 3rd Street 
Phoenix, AZ 85004

How to make an appointment

  1. Log into your Handshake account
  2. Choose ASU students
  3. Choose any of the Health Solutions Pre-Health appointments that fits your needs the most
  4. Choose the staff member (CHS) Maggie Tobar
  5. Choose the right time for you


Meet your advisors

Nate Wade, Pre-Health Advisor for Downtown Phoenix campus

Nate Wade

Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives and Innovation

Nate Wade currently serves as Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at ASU’s College of Health Solutions. Over the past fifteen years at three R1 institutions, he has led various strategic initiatives focused on the recruitment, enrollment, advising, retention, and graduation of students. He has been housed within multiple academic units and worked in various areas of student success including university housing/residential life, academic advising, pre-health advising, and enrollment management. Nate has earned a Ph.D. in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, a Masters in Public Administration, a Masters of Education in Counseling Student Services, and a Graduate Certificate in Translational and Molecular Sciences. He has a wealth of experience working with students in the STEM disciplines, developing innovative engagement opportunities, advising students in the pre-health professions, and managing multiple short-term and long-term projects.

Maggie Tobar, Pre-Health Advisor for Downtown Phoenix campus

Maggie Tobar

Coordinator Pre-Health Services

Maggie Tobar has 4+ years of advising experience and was recently hired by The College of Health Solutions in April 2021. She is passionate about helping students reach their academic goals and supporting students that are interested in attending professional schools. Maggie enjoys assisting students with admission requirements, clinical and volunteer experiences, academic pre-requirements, and other concerns related to pre-health paths. Maggie has a Master’s of Education in Higher Education from Utah Valley University. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Community Health and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Maggie is also certified to be a Peer Leader through The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), developed by Stanford University’s Patient Education Resource Center. Through this program, she teaches workshops about health topics such as diabetes, chronic pain, and chronic illnesses. Maggie is a non-traditional, First-generation student who understands the many barriers these types of students go through. Maggie is a proud Salvadorian and speaks Spanish. She likes to collect rocks and sand from places she visits and she loves the beach more than anything in this world.