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Heath Professions Advisory Office

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DIRECTIONS to our office

If you participated in the AED Shadowing Registration on Jan 28 & 29, your badge may be picked up from the HPAO during the following times:

 Wed, Feb 4th            11:30-4:15
Thur, Feb 5th             9:30-12:00
Thur, Feb 5th            1:00-4:15
Fri, Feb 6th                9:30-12:30
Fri, Feb 6th               1:00-4:15

Students should contact Lauren Rains via email if they are unavailable during ALL of these times.


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


Jan 28 (Wed) 6:30 pm - Suturing Clinic - MRBIII 1220

Jan 29 (Thurs) 4:00-6:00 pm - AED Shadowing Registration (Freshmen and Sophomores) - HPAO 1801 Edgehill, Suite 106 - REQUIRED PAPERWORK

Feb 6 (Mon) 4:00 pm - AED National Membership Application Due - HPAO 1801 Edgehill, Suite 106, Room 114

Feb 14 (Sat)- Free Kaplan Practice MCATSC 4327 and SC 5211 - Registration Link

Apr 1 (Wed) 7:00 pm - Univ of Texas at San Antonio School of Medicine - Dr. David Jones - TBA