Group & Individual Advising

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 Saturday, September 4 from 2 to 3pm. Click here for the link to register and tune in

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 and Kathy Toro-Ibanez, as well as with the Health Careers Peer Advisors. The HCPAs are available after mid-September. Students can talk with us in person or 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 both of us, rather than writing individually please copy us both on the same email. For general questions email [email protected]


SPRING 2022 Appointments

  • Our 20-minute appointments begin on January 25. Please note your preference in the text box when you schedule your appointment.
  • This semester you have the option to meet through Zoom or in person. 
  • George Vassilev's appointments start the week of January 25 and run through May 25. George Vassilev is in University Hall room 206. 
  • Kathy Toro-Ibanez's appointments start the week of  January 31 and run through May 11.  Kathy Toro-Ibanez is in University Hall room 205.

DAY TIME GOOGLE CALENDAR WITH ZOOM LINK ADVISORS ADVISEES
Tuesday 10am-12pm Schedule an appointment through our Google Calendar. Please indicate Zoom or in-person preference in the Calendar notes. Kathy Toro-Ibanez First-Years and Sophomores
Tuesday 2pm-3pm

Schedule an appointment through our Google Calendar. Please indicate Zoom or in-person preference in the Calendar notes. 

George Vassilev Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
Tuesday 3pm-4pm

Use this link These are academic appointments through The College.

George Vassilev Juniors, Seniors, Alumni
Wednesday 10am-12pm

Schedule an appointment through our Google Calendar. Please indicate Zoom or in-person preference in the Calendar notes. 

NOTE: February 2 and 9 set aside specifically for students and alumni plannig to apply in summer 2022.

George Vassilev

Juniors, Seniors, Alumni

Wednesday 1pm-3pm Schedule an appointment through our Google Calendar. Please indicate Zoom or In-Person preference in the Calendar notes.  Kathy Toro-Ibanez

First-Years and Sophomores

Thursday

1pm-3pm

Schedule an appointment through our Google Calendar. Please indicate Zoom or In-Person preference in the Calendar notes. 

 

Kathy Toro-Ibanez

First-Years and Sophomores

Thursday 2pm-4pm Use this link These are academic appointments through The College. George Vassilev

Juniors, Seniors, Alumni

TEAM

George Vassilev 

[email protected]

Associate Dean of the College,

Director of Pre-Professional Advising Center

 

 

 

Kathy Toro-Ibanez

[email protected]

Health Careers Advisor 

Kathy joined the pre-professional advising office as the Program Coordinator in June 2014 and moved into the Health Careers Advisor role in 2020. Her focus is to provide academic and co-curricular advising to first-year and sophomore students interested in a career within the health professions. As a first generation college student raised in Rhode Island, Kathy holds an M.A. of Education in Counseling from Providence College and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to her arrival at Brown, Kathy worked as an admissions counselor and assistant manager at Roger Williams University and as a college advisor at the College Advising Corps at Brown University, where she worked at Tolman High School in Pawtucket, RI, her alma mater. 

 

Hanna Exel

[email protected]

Curricular & Co-Curricular Program Coordinator

 

 

Health Careers Peer Advisors