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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's assistant, veterinary medicine, or other graduate health professions.

For whom:

Any Virginia Tech student, alumnus or alumna, 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 schedule an appointment:

Read information for advisees. It will tell you first steps, including how to schedule an appointment.

Who we are:

Ms. Carol Robinson
Director of Health Professions Advising

Ms. Lori Mitchell
Interim Assistant Director of Health Professions Advising

Ms. Jane Rorrer
Health Professions Program Coordinator

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.