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Health Professions Office 
Painter Hall (PAI) 5.03
512-471-3172
Email - hpo@austin.utexas.edu

Office Hours:
M-F 8am-4:30pm

Closed for Lunch 12-1pm

Student Appointments:

M-F 9am-12 & 1-3pm

Mailing Address:
The University of Texas at Austin
Attn: Health Professions Office
103 W. 24th St., Mail Stop A2900 
Painter Hall (PAI) 5.03
Austin, TX 78712-1741

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Subscribe to the “HPOinfo” to receive important news and announcements about Q&A topic sessions, guest speakers, and other interesting events for UT Austin pre-health professions students!

Request an HPO Presentation

Our Health Professions Peer Mentors provide presentations in the evenings. If you would like to request a presentation from our office please fill out our request form. We will then  let you know if we can present and if we are unable to we will provide you with resources.Please note, we will only be able to accommodate a limited set of requests for spring. 

Peer Coach Walk-Ins

See a Peer Coach for any of the following topics: 

  • How to use HPO services
  • Going over pre-requisites ("What do I have to take to get into X school?")
  • Shadowing opportunities (“how to find, importance of, what is”)
  • Leadership opportunities (“how to find, importance of, what are”)
  • Patient care experience (“how to find, importance of, what is”)
  • Clubs/organizations
  • How to ask for letters of recommendation/evaluation
  • Course load ("Is this reasonable to take in one semester?")
  • Study habits/tutoring resources
  • Test-taking strategies

They have daily walk-in times M-F. Please check in at our front desk and they can tell you what times are open for the day. 

HP Coach Appointments

If you would like to meet with an Health Professions Professional Coach please follow the 2 step process below. 

(Step 1) Meet with a HP Peer Coach, they have daily walk-in times M-F. They will meet with you and activate your professional coach appointments. If time permits during the walk-in, they can also answer some of the questions you have that fall in the topic areas outlined below. 

(Step 2) Decide when you would like to utlize your appoitments and schedule with a Professional Helath Professions Coach. Schedule appointments by calling our front desk at 512-471-3172, as we no longer utlize an online scheudling system.  

These appointments cover:

  • Progress checks ("How am I doing?; What else do I need to do?")
  • Application Strategies/resources
  • Choosing letter writers ("Who should I ask?")
  • Academic turnaround ("I am worried about my GPA")
  • Potential gap year planning/Post Bacc discussions
  • Academic dishonesty/legal issues
  • Choosing a health profession and/or changing to a different health profession pathway.
  • Interview Prep
  • Personal statement brainstorming
  • Q drop questions
  • Reapplication strategies
  • Study abroad timeline
  • Alumni or Post Bacc Student questions

 

Check the Current Students page for HPO Updates. 

Wednesday Coach Walk-In's - Summer

We will provide quick, 15-minute first-come, first-served appointments  to currently enrolled students in our office. The coach you see during walk-ins is solely based on coach availability. Please note: Specific coach requests are not available during Walk-in Wednesday. All currently enrolled Health Professions Students are welcome and we request that you come prepared with any questions you may have. 

Please note: June 6th -  June 27th |  9:30am - 11:30am | PAI 5.03 

Wednesday Coach Walk-in's! - Long Semesters

We have weekly Coach Walk-In day each Wednesday during the spring & fall semesters. We will provide quick, 15-minute first-come, first-served appointments to currently enrolled students in our office. The coach you see during walk-ins is solely based on coach availability. Please note: Specific coach requests are not available during Walk-in Wednesday. All currently enrolled Health Professions Students are welcome and we request that you come prepared with any questions you may have.       

Please note: Sept 12th - Dec 5th | 10am - 3pm | PAI 5.03

No Walk-in’s: 11/21 

*Please keep in mind that dates they are avabile are subject to change, always check here 

Fall Q Drop & Pass/Fail Walk-In's

We will have 15min first come first served Q Drop / Pass Fail walk-in's on the following dates: 

Oct. 25th | 9 - 10am & 10 - 11am & 1 - 3pm | PAI 5.03

Oct. 26th | 9:30 - 11:30am & 1-3pm | PAI 5.03 

Fall OTE Q Drop Walk-In's

We will have 15min first come first served OTE walk-in's on the following dates: 

Dec. 6th |  9 - 10am & 10 - 11am & 1 - 3pm | PAI 5.03

Dec. 7th |  9 -11am | PAI 5.03

Dec. 10th | 1 - 3pm | PAI 5.03