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Office of Health Professions Advising
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Statement of Intent and Expectations

The Statement of Intent and Expectations together with the Office of Health Professions Advising website (www.career.vt.edu/OHPA) is designed to assist in the successful development of your healthcare application portfolio during your college/post-baccalaureate career. It also serves to help OHPA better advice you regarding ways to strengthen and improve your portfolio.

To present a competitive application and receive serious consideration for these graduate programs, it is critical that you begin the development of the electronic components of your ePortfolio as early as possible and expand these throughout your collegiate career. You should carefully research various healthcare program options, regarding all eligibility requirements and selection criteria. This information is available through our website in addition to on-line search engines. You must engage in an honest self-reflection of your goals, values, academic achievements, and extracurricular record. In short, you have some research to do before you decide whether or not to apply to particular programs.

The OHPA website, as well as the Resource Area in Smith Career Center, has made available to you extensive amounts of information to provide answers to most of your questions. Please make sure to use these resources to their fullest. It is your responsibility to review this information and participate for the most efficient development of your application portfolio.

Please start early and be diligent in updating and submitting information to your ePortfolio. The more complete and detailed your portfolio, the easier…...

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