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.

How to get involved with HPA:

  • Join the HPA Hub [Canvas]. This will take three to four minutes to complete, and then we will advise you on how you can interact with HPA.
  • Come to a 30-minute HPA 101 and/or HPA 202, offered frequently throughout each semester.
  • Speak with an advisor during walk-in or by appointment.
    Walk-in hours: Tuesdays, 11am - 2pm, and Wednesdays, 1-3pm [on dates the university is open].
    For an appointment, call 540-231-7287.
  • Please also like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and the HPA Blog, so you'll see important announcements.

How to speak with an advisor:

  • Walk-in hours: Tuesdays, 11am - 2pm, and Wednesdays, 1-3pm [on dates the university is open].
  • For an appointment, call 540-231-7287.

How to contact our office:

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

Where to find us:

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

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