Group & Individual Advising


***Our summer availability is updated regularly at the bottom of this page***

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.  

STEP 1 All newly-admitted students interested in the health professions attend the Health Careers session during Orientation week.

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

STEP 3 We encourage all students to attend the Health Careers Advising Bonanza offered every semester at the beginning of the course registration period. A number of other health careers programs are offered throughout the year. 

STEP 4 Individual advising is available with the Health Careers Peer Advisors, George Vassilev and Karen Whittet. Students can visit us during the office hours posted below. Although Karen Whittet and George Vassilev can meet with any student, we ask First-Year and Sophomore students to meet with Karen Whittet and Juniors, Seniors and Alumni, with George Vassilev. We are also available via E-mail. For general questions E-mail 

STEP 5 Students and alumni who are unable to visit during office hours may schedule a brief in-person or phone appointment by contacting Kathy Toro. Appointments are only scheduled for students who have completed their Health Careers Portfolios and alumni far from campus.

SUMMER 2016 OFFICE HOURS (June 1- August 24)

The summer is a very busy time for our office as we support 140- 150 applicants to health professions programs. Please use our plentiful web resources well so we can provide guidance and support to all of you as effectively as possible. Our summer office hours are for brief in-person or phone-in consultations and we cannot make appointments in advance. Our general schedule is listed below and periodic updates through the health careers listserv will indicate any changes to our availability. Happy summer from all of us!

Tuesday 1 pm- 3 pm J. W. Wilson 313 George Vassilev- Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
Wednesday 1 pm- 3 pm J. W. Wilson 313 Karen Whitet- First-Years, Sophomores


George Vassilev- August 9, August 16, August 23, August 26

Karen Whittet- August 10, August 31


 George Vassilev

Associate Dean of the College,

Director of Pre-Professional Advising Center



Karen Whittet

Health Careers Advisor




Kathy Toro

Program Coordinator for

Pre-Professional Advising




Health Careers Peer Advisors