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Heath Professions Advisory Office

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If you would like to schedule an appointment, we now offer online booking.  Please click on the "Book Now" button below for a list of available openings.

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.

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 Vanderbilt University students on a pre-health track to meet with our office at least once each year, and certainly more often if desired. 

To schedule an Advising Appointment (20 minutes) or an Advisor's Student Applicant Portfolio (ASAP) Meeting (for VU pre-health juniors/seniors applying to graduate school for 2017 matriculation), please click on the button below:

Book an appointment with Vanderbilt University HPAO
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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 2015 HPAO Annual Report with ACCEPTANCE STATISTICS

HPAO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 *Appointments recommended*
(Very limited walk-in availability)

Typical Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
(Closed for lunch 12:00-1:00 pm
and occasionally for meetings and events)

Phone: (615) 322-2446

Michelle Grundy, Ph.D., Director

Lauren Rains, Advisor

Amber Craion, Administrative Asst.

 Quick Links

2015 Annual Report

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming Events

Oct 28  (Fri) - Duke Univ. School of Medicine - SMALL GROUP SESSIONS - 2:00-4:00 pm (Sign-up link will be sent closer to event)  - HPAO Conference Room

Oct 28  (Fri) - Duke Univ. School of Medicine - Large Presentation - 5:00 pm - Stevenson 4327

Apr 18  (Tues) - HPAO Annual Health Professions Graduate School Fair - 2:00 - 6:00 pm - Student Life Center Ballrooms