Health Professions Advising (HPA)

Preparing to apply to a health professions school may seem like a daunting task, but Health Professions Advisors in the University Career Services (UCS) office are available to help facilitate the process. Health professions schools like to see well rounded candidates with both strong academic backgrounds as well as a variety of extracurricular experiences such as community service, clinical experience, involvement in student organizations or research.

For guidance on how to become a strong applicant, we highly recommend that your first steps be to subscribe to the listserv (, follow us on Twitter (@uvahpa), regularly review our blog ( and check out our handouts (see below). Then refer to the variety of resources available on this website by clicking on the health profession you are interested in from the menu on the right. For further guidance also consider scheduling an appointment or stop by during drop-in hours.

HPA Appointments - Bryant Hall @ Scott Stadium

Individual advising appointments are offered throughout the year, Monday through Friday. These appointments are 30 minutes in length and can focus on any topic related to your interest in the health professions. To make an appointment call (434) 924-8900 or come by the UCS office in Bryant Hall. Please do not contact an advisor directly to make an appointment.

HPA Office Hours - Monroe Hall, Room 263

Monroe Hall Office Hours are an additional and convenient way for students to receive advice or guidance without having to schedule a 30 minute appointment at our Bryant Hall Office. Sign-up sheets will be set out at the beginning of each session at our Monroe Room 263 office for students to sign-up for a 15 minute time slot. Once you have signed in you are not required to wait at the location, but you are responsible for returning for your time. Monroe Hall Office Hours are a great way to get questions answered, or resources quickly if your advising needs do not require a half hour appointment, and you don't have to wait to schedule, you can simply show up at any time while the office is open!

Office Hours (fall and spring semesters)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

1:30PM - 4:30PM

HPA Resources This listserv is a great way to find out about events around the University of interest to ALL health professions students. The UCS Health Professions Advisors strongly recommend that you subscribe to this list; you will be sent important announcements (deadlines, meetings, visiting experts, etc) periodically through this listserv. You will receive an e-newsletter once a week, from the Health Professions Advising Team. You will not receive email from anyone else on the list.To subscribe, follow the instructions at:

@uvahpa Follow @uvahpa on Twitter and get the fastest updates about resources, announcements and other information regarding UCS Health Professions Advising.

Health Professions Advising Opportunites Blog Check out the HPA blog to get information on resources, announcements and other opportunities for students interested in the Health Professions.

HPA Handouts

Frequently Asked Questions

Health Professions Candidacy Assessment (ACE)

Career Exploration: Opportunities for the Health Professions

Making an Informed School List

Writing a Personal Statement

Interviewing for Health Professions Admissions

Bridge Year Opportunities