Pre-Health Advising for Current Students

Our HPA team is committed to partnering with students as they pursue admission to a professional school leading to a career in healthcare. This commitment starts with special programming in the first days a student is on campus and continues beyond graduation. Meeting regularly with your HPA advisor allows us to discuss your academic and career goals, and evaluate your progress. We ask that you meet with us at least once per semester, but we hope to see you more often than that.

Whether you have questions about health professions, academic support services, paying for professional school, balancing school and life, student organizations, or anything in between, there are numerous resources across campus to help you. If you do not know who to ask or where to go, HPA is here to help connect you with the people, offices, or programs that are best set to assist you. 

Jessica Kelso
Director of Health Professions Advising
Phone: (901) 843-3081
Office: West Campus Education Building 201A

Arlinda Fair Cathey
Assistant Director of Health Professions Advising
Phone: 901-843-3804
Office: West Campus Education Building 201B

Lauren Pringle
Health Professions Advising Coordinator
Phone: (901) 843-3422
Office: West Campus Education Building 203A

For general questions, please email

Not Sure Who Your HPA Advisor Is? Find Out Here!

An HPA folder in Box contains important documents, presentations, and links. You may add the HPA folder to your own student Box account by accepting the invitation sent at the beginning of each year by the HPA office. If you did not receive this invitation and want to add the HPA folder to your Box access, contact the HPA office for a new invitation.

HPA Box folder (requires Rhodes OneLogin credentials)