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What we do:

Health Professions Advising [HPA] at Virginia Tech assists students and alumni pursuing a health care career in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, chiropractic, occupational therapy, nursing, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, or other graduate health professions.

For whom:

Any Virginia Tech student, alumna, or alumnus, in any major, can use our services. Although the majority of health professions students major in a science field, it is not required.

Where to find us:

Health Professions Advising at Virginia Tech has been part of Career and Professional Development in the Smith Career Center since July 1, 2010. [History note below] | (540) 231-7287.

First steps:

Students and alumni who are new to the services of this office, please begin with information for advisees. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and the HPA Blog.

How to speak with an advisor:

Read information for advisees. This includes info sessions, walk-in advising hours and how to schedule an appointment.

Call our office:
For questions or administrative assistance: email or call (540) 231-7287.

Who we are:

Ms. Carol Robinson | Director of Health Professions Advising

Ms. Katie Baer Beach | Assistant Director of Health Professions Advising

Ms. Melissa Obenhaus | Health Professions Advising Program Coordinator

History note: Prior to July 2010, the Health Professions Advising program was called "pre-medical and pre-dental" advising and was housed in the Honors Program office in Hillcrest Hall.