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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 University undergraduate students 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 Cristy DeGregory or Brandee Madden , the pre-nursing advisors at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.)

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:

(5-10 minutes MAX for "quick questions") 

     Dec 9 (Mon)    - 1:30-3:00
      Dec 10 (Tues)  - 8:30-9:30
      Dec 11 (Wed)   - 1:00-2:30
      Dec 12 (Thurs)   - 2:00-3:30
      Dec 13 (Fri)      - 9:30-11:00

      Dec 16  (Mon)   - 1:30-3:00  

To schedule a meeting (in-person or phone), please click on the "book now" button below. (If the meeting will be via phone, please specify that in the comments and call 615-322-2750 at the appointment time.)

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


Book an appointment with Vanderbilt University HPAO

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.