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Welcome to the Office of Health Professions Advising!

The HPA office advises UNC – CH students on the many pathways to a health professional career and the various career options through facilitated professional programs, individualized meetings, and access to health professions information that encourages application of knowledge and experience. Students can make an appointment with health professions advisors virtually or in person (Health Sciences Library Suite #217B) by clicking the “Connect” tab above. We also encourage students to follow us on Instagram (@unc_hpa) and to join our HPA listserv to stay up-to-date on upcoming opportunities.

*Students should contact UNC Advising for course and registration planning, declaring majors and minors, and exploring academic options*

“Empowering Tomorrow’s Healthcare Leaders, One Student at a Time” 


Our mission at the UNC Office of Health Professions Advising is to partner with students on their health professions journey, encouraging them to take ownership of their career pathway.

Through programs and individual support, we collaborate with students to foster self-directed learning; assist with goal setting and action plans; promote extracurricular and curricular growth; and celebrate achievement.


We empower students to become collaborative leaders in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape. 

We recognize that there is no universal answer to advising, so we take special care to adapt to each student. We do this by: 

  • Connecting with individualized meetings  
  • Exploring health professional programs 
  • Applying the application of knowledge and experience 


The Career For You

Explore a variety of health professions and find the degree and career path that’s right for you. We are here to help you connect your passion with reality!


A Guiding Hand

Connect with experienced advisors who will guide and support you throughout your journey. Build lasting relationships and excel in your chosen field.


Resources to Help You Succeed

With our resources and guidance, you can confidently pursue your health profession of choice. Access essential resources here for your application journey.

I’m grateful to be working with so many talented people that are dedicated to helping others. With their assistance, we aim to ensure all interested people get awesome things.

– Person in Charge, Head of Stuff

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Explore Our Upcoming Events

Visit the HPA events page on HEEL LIFE to view and register for upcoming events

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Stay informed about the latest news, upcoming events, and updates from our health professions advising program.


How do I schedule an appointment with a Health Professions Advisor?

If you are a current UNC student, connect with an Advisor here!

Who do I meet with to discuss course registration and scheduling?

HPA can advise on health program pre-requisites, but connect with Academic Advising for course and registration planning, declaring majors and minors, and exploring academic options!

Can I meet with a Health Professions Advisor as an incoming UNC student?

Currently, we do not meet with incoming students. However, we will see you at New Student Orientation and are excited to meet with you when you start at Carolina!

Can UNC alumni meet with a Heath Professions Advisor?

We have specific Health Professions Advisors for alumni – click here to learn more!

How do I stay informed on HPA opportunities?

Stay informed by joining our HPA listserv and check out our Heel Life page for upcoming events!

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