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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. 

To schedule an advising appointment, please send an email to listing your available days of the week and times OR  call 615-322-2446.

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

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 1  (Thurs)True Life: Medical Student Edition - 7:00 pm - Furman 114
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students will be bringing in students from Meharry and Vanderbilt Medical Schools to discuss the pre-med undergraduate years and structural inequalities present in the medical field.

Oct 6  (Tues) - Army Medicine - 7:00 pm - Buttrick 302
Come hear about a full scholarship opportunity for med school!

Oct 7  (Wed) - The Princeton Review - MCAT Info Session - 5:00 pm - Buttrick 305

Oct 10  (Sat) - Kaplan Free MCAT Practice Test - 9:30 am - Stevenson

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 13  (Tues) - East Tennessee State University School of Medicine - 6:00 pm - Location TBD

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