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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 30 minute GENERAL ADVISING MEETINGS throughout the semester, and those may be scheduled from the “book now” button below.  (Dr. Grundy will also 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.

Upcoming walk-in hours:

While our team will make every attempt to meet with all walk-ins, depending on the volume of students waiting, we cannot guarantee a walk-in meeting .

WALK-IN HOURS
     Jan 22 (Mon):      2:30-4:00 pm    
     Jan 23 (Tues):     10:00-11:30 am
     Jan 24 (Wed):      12:30-2:00 pm
     Jan 25 (Thurs):    3:00-4:30  pm
     Jan 26 (Fri):          9:30-11:00  am
     Jan 29 (Mon):       2:30-4:00 pm
     Jan 30 (Tues):      8:30-10:00 am
     Jan 31 (Wed):       NO WALK-IN HOURS
     Feb 1 (Thurs):      3:00-4:30  pm
     Feb 2 (Fri):            NO WALK-IN HOURS
     Feb 5 (Mon):        2:30-4:00 pm
            
The website will be routinely updated with additional 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
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 ON THE FAR RIGHT SIDE 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 2017 HPAO Annual Report with ACCEPTANCE STATISTICS

HPAO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)