HPA event
Students meet medical school admission deans at HPA's dessert with the deans event.

What we do for you:

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 major in a science field, it is not required.

Where to find us:

Health Professions Advising is located within Career and Professional Development in the Smith Career Center

Your 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:

See information for advisees. This includes our HPA 101 and 202 30-minute info sessions, walk-in advising hours and how to schedule an appointment.

Call our office:

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

Who we are:

  • 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