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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:
(10-15 minutes for "quick questions")

There are no "official" walk-in hours for the summer.  To schedule a meeting (in-person or phone), please send an email to lauren.rains@vanderbilt.edu listing your availability, and we will reply with appointment options.

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)