Health Professions Advising Unit

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Who are we

Welcome to the Health Professions Advising Unit (HPAU) of Clark Atlanta University (CAU) website. This site has been constructed to guide you and inform you about our services. HPAU of Clark Atlanta University (CAU) was established in the Fall of 2017 to advise students enrolled in any major about post-baccalaureate careers in the health professions (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Optometry, Veterinary medicine, and Physician Assistant). HPAU’s goal is to prepare students to become competitive applicants for health professional schools and programs.

Preparation for success in medical and health professional schools begins early and continues through-out matriculation at CAU. Our mission is to provide academic and professional support for students and to increase the number of African American students and under-served population groups going to medical and health professional school.

The preparation for professional school may include internships, academic exploration and extracurricular activities aimed at developing personal attributes valued in the health professions.  We offer one-on-one advising, group sessions, and informational workshops and events. Students work in conjunction with HPAU advisors to make many critical decisions including but not limited to:

▪ Choice of career path

▪ Clinical volunteer work

▪ Research Opportunities

▪ Science and non-science course selection

▪ Application completion

▪ Test preparation and date of admissions exams

▪ Interview skills

To learn more about the Health Professions Advising Office watch this short presentation. To download a copy of the HPAU handbook click here.

To donate to HPAU click here.