Health Professions Advising

Welcome to Tufts Health Professions Advising!  We are excited to work with our current Tufts students and Alumni in exploring, applying and preparing for a career in a health profession.  

Our Mission

To support and encourage students as they explore the health professions and prepare competitive applications to apply to graduate professional school. We work holistically with students to assist with self-assessment and research into healthcare professions; foster self-directed learning; encourage both curricular and extracurricular growth and development; and stress the importance of integrity, responsibility and professionalism. We offer information, advice and support to help you plan your curriculum and find health-related experiences. We can also help students as they navigate through the application process for health professions graduate schools. 

Resources We Provide

Health Professions Advising Canvas Course

Our Canvas course is designed to provide students with the information they need to make wise choices in their academic and experiential preparation for health professions. We expect this course, along with our website, to be a student's first stop for information on coursework, preparing and enhancing your candidacy to health professions schools and more!

Click here to access the course!

Please note: To access our advising sessions and chats, students are required to sign up for our Canvas course.

Alumni: This course is also for you and we hope you will make use of it. To join, please email You will receive an e-mail from Canvas once you have been added.


Health-E News

Our weekly newsletter, Health-E News, is a great way to stay up-to-date on our advising and programming! We also feature job, volunteer and internship opportunities in our community and beyond. We strongly recommend all students sign up, even if they are still exploring whether or not a health profession is right for them. Health-E-News is sent out every Friday during the academic year. 

Click Here to Sign Up for Health-E News

Microsoft Teams Drop-In Virtual Chats

Teams chats are open to all students and alums. Dates and times are announced in our weekly newsletter and on this website. This is an excellent opportunity for students to ask quick questions in a “drop-in” format. 

Current Students: Click here to join our Microsoft Teams Page!

Alumni: Please email us at and provide us with your personal e-mail so you can be added to our Team!

Group Advising Sessions

Throughout the year, we provide topic-specific advising sessions that are open to all students and alumni, regardless of where they may be on their pre-health journey. 

First-Year Fridays: First-years and transfer students are invited to join us in targeted group advising sessions designed for students who are starting out their pre-health journey or are curious about pre-health and want to know more. 

The schedule for all group advising sessions will be published in Health-E News as well as on the homepage of our website. Be sure to register in advance!

Please note: These group advising sessions are recorded and by registering for these sessions students are consenting to being recorded. For students who are unable to attend, recordings of most sessions will be posted to our Health Professions Advising Canvas Course.  

Individual Advising Appointments

Pre-health advisors meet with Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Alumni for one-on-one advising appointments. Appointments are posted every other Monday with availability for the following two weeks.  It is expected that students will have reviewed our Canvas course prior to their appointment and come prepared with specific questions. Students should also be signed up for Health-E News.  

We look forward to meeting and advising our First-Year students during our dedicated group advising series: First-Year Fridays!

Schedule an Appointment with Amanda Stone

Schedule an Appointment with Susana Carranza

Schedule an Appointment with Rob Larocco



Still have questions after reviewing the resources above? Send us an e-mail!

Our Health Professions Advising Team can be reached at

Spring 2022 Updates: 

Health Professions Advising Office - The HPA office will remain open virtually throughout spring 2022 with normal business hours and is available to help students who are interested in pursuing a clinical health profession.