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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 20 minute GENERAL ADVISING MEETINGS throughout the fall semester, and those may be scheduled from the “book now” button below.

2017 and 2018 Graduates  ONLY - If you are applying THIS CYCLE (2018 Entering Cycle) and are requesting a Committee Letter, please contact Lauren Rains to schedule the Committee Letter Review Meeting (CLRM).

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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 and request to be added.

Click here to view the 2016 HPAO Annual Report with ACCEPTANCE STATISTICS

HPAO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)