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 during the academic year is available with George Vassilev, Kathy Toro-Ibanez, as well as with the Health Careers Peer Advisors. The HCPAs are not available during the summer. 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
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] 

SUMMER 2021 Zoom Hours

Weekly Zoom hours for First-Year and Sophomore students with Kathy Toro-Ibanez will run from May 20 through August 5. 

  • No hours on Thursday, June 24 and Thursday, July 1

Thursday 12-2pm ET  Kathy Toro-Ibanez First-Years and Sophomores


 George Vassilev 

[email protected]

Associate Dean of the College,

Director of Pre-Professional Advising Center





Kathy Toro-Ibanez

[email protected]

Health Careers Advisor 




Health Careers Peer Advisors