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Health Professions Advising [HPA] events

Fall 2021 HPA events will include both virtual and in-person, as noted for each event.

Information sessions

HPA 101: General Information Session

  • For: All VT students potentially interested in health professions.
  • What: HPA services and the path to gain entrance to a graduate health program.
  • When to attend: As soon as you have an interest in health professions! First-years are welcomed and encouraged.
  • Offered: about three times in both fall and spring semesters.
  • Attendance is highly recommended so that your one-on-one appointments can be concentrated on your specific questions, rather than generalities.
  • Length: 60 minutes.
  • Format (virtual or in-person) specified in each session details.

HPA 202: The Competitive Applicant

  • For: Students who plan to apply to a graduate health program in the next two years.
  • What: Gain more knowledge on the application process and the HPEC committee letter process.
  • When to attend: As soon as you know you want to apply to programs. Sophomore year is not too soon!
  • Offered: about three times in both fall and spring semesters.
  • Attendance is highly recommended so that your one-on-one appointments can be concentrated on your specific questions, rather than generalities.
  • Length: 60 minutes.
  • Format (virtual or in person) specified in each session details.

Learn about health careers and network with professionals

Healthcare Career Showcases

Three unique sessions. Network with healthcare providers across a variety of professions. Each date will feature different health professions, so choose to attend one, two, or all three, based on individual interests. All academic levels welcome.

Medical School Admissions Advantage
Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, time tba.
Format tba.

Networking event for VT students of all academic levels to meet with deans and admissions personnel from both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools. During this event you will have the opportunity to network in specific small groups as well as engage in open networking at the end of the evening.

Preparing a strong application

Advanced Tools to Make Your Application Shine workshop
Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, 3-4 p.m.
in-person or zoom; details tba

TBA: link to view information and registration

HPA advisors will review the components for a complete HPEC interview application, discuss common mistakes, and highlight ways to make your content shine! Participants are asked to prepare and have available a rough draft of your application to use during the workshop.

Practice for interviews

Mock Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

  • What: Mock multiple mini interviews (MMI) give students the opportunity to experience the MMI process firsthand. Participating students will have the opportunity to respond to a series of MMI-style prompts and receive feedback on their answers.
  • Format: Virtual
  • Session length: 75 minutes.
  • Several sessions offered each semester.
    August request period for fall sessions.
    January request period of spring sessions.
  • When: TBA; multiple sessions during fall 2021, potentially from September to early December. You would attend one. Exact dates and times will be listed on the registration request form, and you may request registration if you are available for at least one of the sessions.
  • Deadline to register is TBA. Space is limited. Interested participants will be notified if selected (date TBA).