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 the health professions.


Mission Statement

The Health Professions Advising Office works 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 students plan their curriculum and find health-related experiences.

Health Professions Advising Services

Health Professions Advising Canvas Courses

Our Canvas courses, both the HPA course (general course) and the HPRC course (specific to students in their application year), are designed to provide students with the information they need to make choices in their academic and experiential preparation for careers in the health professions. We expect these courses, along with our website, to be a student's first stop for information on coursework, preparing for the professional school application process, enhancing their candidacy to health professions schools and more!

Sign Up for the Health Professions Advising (HPA) Course


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 a health profession is right for them. Health-E-News is sent out every Friday during the academic year. 

Sign Up for Health-E News

Group Advising

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. 

The schedule for all group advising sessions will be published in the Canvas calendar, 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 Appointments 

Pre-Health advisors meet with freshmen (beginning in their spring semester), 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. Appointment links can be found below.

Schedule a Pre-Health appointment with Amanda Stone  

Schedule a Pre-Health appointment with Susana Carranza 

Schedule a Pre-Health appointment with Emily Concannon

Meet the Team

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Amanda Stone, Director of Health Professions Advising and Director of the Tufts Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program

Amanda Stone (she, her, hers) joined the Health Professions Advising team in 2017, having previously worked in the Office of Student Affairs at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a jumbo herself and a MA native, graduating from Tufts with a BA in American Studies, and then attending Boston University for her master’s in Psychology. Prior to working in higher education, Amanda worked for various non-profits agencies in Boston that supported young adults who were involved with the criminal justice system. She is excited to continue building relationships here at Tufts with all pre-health students and loves seeing them go on to careers in healthcare.  

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Susana Carranza, Associate Director of Health Professions Advising  

Susana Carranza (she, her, hers) joined the Health Professions Advising Team in fall 2020. With 15 years of admission experience, Susana has worked with students at various stages of their career. Starting at a college access program in San Francisco, she advised high school students through the college admission process. As a master’s student in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania, she worked with Penn Law’s Admission Office.  She moved on to work with students pursuing their masters’ and teaching credential from the Stanford Teacher Education Program. Later, as Associate Director of Admission for the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE), she worked with students pursuing masters and PhD programs at the GSE. Her work in admission also includes serving as a reader for the QuestBridge program and Stanford undergraduate admissions.   While admissions has been the main focus of her career, advising students is her passion.  She enjoys seeing student mature and grow over time.  Being able to couple her passion for advising with her knowledge of admissions, she is enjoying her role with the Health Professions Advising Team and looks forward to working with the pre-health students at Tufts.  

Contact Us

General health professions inquiries may be emailed to prehealth@tufts.edu. Post-bacc students may send their inquiries to PostbacPremedProgram@tufts.edu.

Hours & Location 

The Health Professions Advising team is available during standard work hours between 9am-5pm. Our health professions advisors currently work hybrid schedule; throughout the academic year, certain health professions-related events, including some group advising sessions, will be held on campus at a designated location that will be determined and shared with students prior to the event.

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