Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)

University of Mississippi

Advising Sessions

Advising Staff:

  • Dr. Wayne Gray, Director  |
    Advisor for medical school (pre-med). Students must receive a BA or BS before entering medical school. Dr. Gray will hold 50 minute small group sessions specifically for pre-med students beginning the first week of classes in the fall. Schedule your group session after fall semester begins.
  • Mr. Sovent Taylor, Assistant Director  |
    Advisor occupational therapy, physical therapy, dentistry, physician’s assistant, veterinary medicine, and optometry. Students must have a BA or a BS degree to enter into the previous health professions with the exception of Occupational Therapy. For OT students can choose a 2+ pathway or to receive a BA or BS followed by the professional program.
  • Mrs. Kelli Hutchens, Academic Advisor  |
    Advises dental hygiene, medical technology, radiologic sciences, medical laboratory science, health informatics and information management. These program are considered 2+ or 3+ programs where a student can enter into the professional school after 2 or 3 years of coursework, but students can also receive a different bachelor’s degree and enter one of the above professional programs.

ALL CURRENT STUDENTS make your advising appointment by clicking here.  appointment button 2
*Please be sure to choose your correct program and advisor*

To receive more information
Please enroll in the HPAO (Health Professions Advising Office) by clicking here.  By enrolling in the HPAO, you are in our Blackboard “Health Professions” course and will receive information for University of Mississippi HPAO students.

We encourage you to schedule your official visit through the University of Mississippi Office of Admissions. Please contact Cobie Crews, visit coordinator, at and 662.915.7226.