HPA event
Students meet health care admission professionals at HPA's Admission Advantage Event.

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.

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

ADVISING THROUGH DROP-IN & APPOINTMENTS

  • Drop-in hours: Tuesdays 11am-2pm, and Wednesdays 1-3:30pm, during fall and spring semesters.
  • For an appointment, call 540-231-7287 during business hours.

CONTACT US

For questions or administrative assistance:
Email HPA@vt.edu or
Call (540) 231-7287

LOCATION

Health Professions Advising is located within Career and Professional Development in the Smith Career Center. Just come to the main reception desk on the first floor.

HPA STAFF

  • Ms. Carol Robinson  |  Director of Health Professions Advising
  • Dr. Jay Kyle  |  Assistant Director of Health Professions Advising
  • Ms. Melissa Obenhaus  |  Health Professions Advising Program Coordinator

CAREERS IN MEDICINE CLASS

  • 1-credit | A-F graded | fall semester only
  • Open to any interested VT student.
  • A variety of health professionals and admissions officers speak to the class about careers, preparation and admission processes.