Group & Individual Advising


To provide the best guidance to students and alumni, Health Careers Advising offers information sessions, group and individual advising that address all aspects of the preparation for study and careers in health and medicine. To make the best use of the resources at your disposal we invite you to follow these steps. 

STEP 1 All newly-admitted students interested in the health professions tune in to the Health Careers Orientation on Thursday, September 17 from 1:30 to 2:30pm. If you were not able to tune in at the time, please view the recording on our Canvas page under Media Library:

STEP 2 First-Year and Sophomore students start by tuning in to the information sessions for their respective class years. Juniors, Seniors and Alumni preparing for the application process tune in to the applicant seminars during the academic year leading to their application.

STEP 3 We encourage all students to tune in to the Health Careers Advising Bonanza offered four times per year at the beginning and end of each semester.  A number of other health careers programs are offered throughout the year. 

STEP 4 Individual advising in spring 2021 is available with George Vassilev, Kathy Toro-Ibanez, Anja Lee, as well as with the Health Careers Peer Advisors. Students can talk with us via Zoom during the drop-in or appointment times posted below. 

First-Year and Sophomore students connect with Kathy Toro-Ibanez or Anja Lee 
Juniors, Seniors and Alumni connect with George Vassilev.

First-Year and Sophomore students who would like input from more than one of us, please don't write individually but copy us on the same email.For general questions email [email protected] 

SPRING 2021 Zoom Hours begin January 26 and end on April 29


  • Our office works remotely and all of our drop-in hours and appointments are run through Zoom.
  • No Zoom hours with George Vassilev on February 17, 18
  • No Zoom hours with Kathy Toro-Ibanez on February 17, 18, 24, 25.
  • Beginning February 24, George Vassilev's Wednesday Zoom drop-in hours will be converted to 15-minute appointments. 

Tuesdays (brief appointments through the College website) 2pm- 5pm George Vassilev: Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
Wednesdays (15 minute appointments beginning February 24) 10am- 1pm Book 15 minute appointment through this link George Vassilev: Juniors, Seniors, Alumni

Wednesdays (brief drop-in conversations)

1pm- 3pm Kathy Toro-Ibanez: First-Years and Sophomores
Alternate Wednesdays (brief drop-in conversations) 
  • Jan. 27
  • Feb. 10
  • Feb. 24
  • Mar. 10
  • Mar. 24
  • Apr. 7
  • Apr. 21
9am-11am Anja Lee: First-Years and Sophomores
Thursdays (brief drop-in conversations) 1pm- 3pm  Kathy Toro-Ibanez: First-Years and Sophomores


 George Vassilev 

[email protected]

Associate Dean of the College,

Director of Pre-Professional Advising Center



Anja Lee

[email protected]

Assistant Dean of the College for the First-Year and Sophomore Experience,

First-Year and Sophomore Health Careers Advisor




Kathy Toro-Ibanez

[email protected]

Health Careers Advisor (individual advising begins in Spring 2021)




Health Careers Peer Advisors