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DIRECTIONS to the HPAO office at 1801 Edgehill

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 2014 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, Director

Lauren Rains

 Quick Links

2014 Annual Report

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming Events

Sept 2 (Wed) - AED (Alpha Epsilon Delta - Pre-Health Society) General Body Meeting - 6:00 pm - Stevenson Center 4309 -EVERYONE WELCOME!

Sept 3 (Thurs) - Tufts University School of Medicine - Dr. David Neumeyer Large Group Presentation at 7:00 pm - SC 4327

Sept 3 (Thurs) - Vanderbilt Pre-Vet Society General Body Meeting - 7:30 pm - Buttrick 204

Sept 4 (Fri) - Tufts University School of Medicine - Dr. David Neumeyer - Small Group Sessions 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30- HPAO Conference Room 106B
(Sign-Up Link)

Sept 9 (Wed) - Preparing for a Career in the Health Professions - The Commons Center, Room 237
Your preparation for a career as a physician, dentist, pharmacist, vet, or other health professional begins as an undergraduate. If you’re interested in the health care field, please plan to attend one of these sessions.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - For Students with Last Name A-K
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. -
For Students with Last Name L-Z

Sept 16 (Wed) - University of Tennessee Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Graduate Studies - 5:30 pm - Stevenson 5211

AED Shadowing Registration
HPAO (1801 Edgehill, Ste 106)
Sept 29 (Tues)
SENIORS 5:00-6:00 pm
  JUNIORS 6:00-7:00 pm
Sept 30 (Wed)
SOPHOMORES 5:00-6:00 pm
  FRESHMEN 6:00-7:00 pm 

Oct 13  (Tues)
- Vanderbilt Univ - Medicine, Health, and Society 4+1 M.A. Info Session - 4:30-5:30 pm - Calhoun 300 (Click for more Info)

Oct 14 (Wed) - Duke University School of Medicine - Dr. Brenda Armstrong - Large Group Presentation at 6:00 pm, Small Group Sessions 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30 - Locations TBD

Oct 19  (Mon) - University of Arkansas School of Medicine - Tom South Large Group Presentation at 6:00 pm - Location TBD

Nov 3  (Tues) - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) - LTC Aaron Saguil - 4:00 pm - Location TBD