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DIRECTIONS to the HPAO office at 1801 Edgehill


Please join us for our
9th Annual Health Professions Graduate School Fair
Student Life Center - 310 25th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37240
Thursday, April 2, 2015
2:00 - 6:00 pm

Visit with representatives from a variety of graduate schools including allopathic & osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, nursing, public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, optometry, and the like.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! There is no charge and no registration for attendees.  (Just show up!)

There will be door prizes and pizza!

Click here to see a list of registered programs.
(Program Registration is currently FULL)

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

Mar 31 (Tues) 7:00 pm - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) - Ms. Bisbee - SC 4327 (Tentative)

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

Apr 2 (Thurs) 2:00 - 6:00 pm - 9th Annual Health Professions Graduate School Fair - Student Life Center Ballrooms