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Heath Professions Advisory Office

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                  *** WE HAVE MOVED ***
We are no longer at the Student Life Center.  (Click here for DIRECTIONS)

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. Please call the HPAO office at 615-322-2446 and we will be happy to schedule a meeting to discuss your questions.

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. 

 We encourage students on a pre-health track to meet with our office at least once each year, and certainly more often if desired.  Please call the HPAO office at 615-322-2446 to schedule a consultation 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 and request to be added.

Click here to view the 2013 HPAO Annual Report with ACCEPTANCE STATISTICS

HPAO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
(Closed for lunch 11:45 am -12:45 pm)

Phone: (615) 322-2446
Fax: (615) 322-0765

Dr. Robert Baum, Advisor

Lauren Rains, Assistant

 Quick Links

2013 Annual Report

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming Events


Oct 23 - 6:00pm - UNIV OF ARKANSAS MEDICAL SCHOOL - Tom South - Stevenson Center 4327

Nov 10 - 7:00pm - UNIV OF CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL - Ms. Sharp-Kellar - Stevenson Center 4327