Health Professions Advising Community

The Health Professions Advising Community is for advisors who work with students preparing for careers in the health professions, ranging from medicine, dentistry, and optometry to nursing, pharmacy, and other areas of health care. The focus of this community is to provide a means for sharing best practices, exchanging ideas, discussing current trends and creating resources that can help advisors better help their students. If you would like to get more involved in the areas listed below, email the Chair:

  1. Write, submit, and present a proposal to a regional or national conference
  2. Lead a project or subcommittee for this group to create resources or host an online discussion
  3. Represent us at a regional or national conference
  4. Serve on the Steering Committee

2020 Online Discussions

November 2020
University of South Dakota Nursing Model Presentation


The University of South Dakota Nursing Advising team discussed the identification and implementation of an advising model to ensure consistency across all sites to support diverse student populations. They covered the process of identifying an advising model, promoting professionalism, growth mindset, accountability, and resilience along with assisting at-risk student populations.

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October 2020 Annual Business Meeting

Provide your input, share with others and find out what's in store for this community for 2021! 
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Passcode: h76iB!Vq 

Summer 2020 - Preparing Your Student for Success in Medical School

This discussion is based on a presentation done at Annual Conference in Louisville by advisors at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Presenters include: Maria (Manuela) Gil-Cupello, Dr. Abigail Klemsz and Kelly Matthews

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Hot Topics

Two things you need to know about working in health professions advising:

  • How best to help students prepare for the careers in selective admissions programs in health professions.
  • Discovering the resources that are available on your campus to assist this student population.