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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 Services in the Smith Career Center since July 1, 2010. [History note] | (540) 231-6241

First steps:

Students and alumni who are new to the services of this office, please begin with information for advisees.

How to speak with an advisor:

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

Who we are:

Ms. Carol Robinson
Director of Health Professions Advising

Ms. Katie Baer Beach
Assistant Director of Health Professions Advising

For questions or administrative assistance:
email or call (540) 231-6241

Smith Career Center location

Health Professions Advising
is located in the
Smith Career Center
(540) 231-6241

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.