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We are located in the Student Life Center Bldg - 2nd Floor Career Center

                             310 25th Ave. SOUTH, Suite 220

The Health Professions Advisory Office (HPAO) is here to assist Vanderbilt undergraduate students (and others with a Vanderbilt affiliation) interested in attending health professions graduate schools. We meet with students interested in medicine (both allopathic and osteopathic), dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, podiatric, etc. (Students interested in an advanced career in NURSING are encouraged to contact Dr. Jana Lauderdale at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for advice and counseling.)

Instructions for Scheduling Appointments:

Dr. Grundy and Mrs. Rains will have 30 minute GENERAL ADVISING MEETINGS throughout the SUMMER & FALL semester, and Mrs. Rains will have General Advising Meetings in the SPRING semester.  Those may be scheduled from the “book now” button below.  In the SPRING semester, Dr. Grundy will ONLY have 120 minute COMMITTEE LETTER REVIEW MEETINGS for approved students applying to health professions programs this summer/early fall. There will also be posted walk-in hours below during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

Walk-In Hours:

Jan 21 (Mon)    NO Walk-in Hours
Jan 22 (Tues)   9:00-10:30
Jan 23 (Wed)    12:30-2:00
Jan 24 (Thurs)  NO Walk-in Hours
Jan 25 (Fri)        9:30-11:00

Jan 28 (Mon)    1:30-3:00
Jan 29 (Tues)   NO Walk-in Hours

 Review/approval of shadowing paperwork may be done during the following times (but CANNOT simply be “dropped off” since the approval process takes approx. 15 minutes):

1)      During walk-in hours posted on website (Fall and Spring only)
2)      During scheduled visits (The approval process takes approx. 15 minutes and could take the entire appointment slot.) 

THE BELOW "BOOK NOW" BUTTON WILL REDIRECT YOU TO DOREWAYS.  THERE WILL BE AN OPTION UNDER "SHORTCUTS" TO "SCHEDULE A COACHING APPOINTMENT."

We relay valuable information via email.  In order to be added to our ListServ email distribution list, students should send an email (from their Vanderbilt email address) to hpao@vanderbilt.edu and request to be added.


Click here to view the 2018 HPAO Annual Report with ACCEPTANCE STATISTICS

HPAO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)