Life Sciences Building, Room 206
501 S. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019
Special Programs, Volunteering, Research Opportunities, and Helpful Resources
- JOINT ADMISSION MEDICAL PROGRAM
- JAMP is a special program created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas resident students pursuing a medical education. One of the many benefits to this wonderful program is the opportunity for guaranteed acceptance to one of the Texas Medical Schools. Read more about JAMP.
- PRE-MEDICAL PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAM
- This program allows UTA students with a medically related interest an opportunity to be paired with a physician mentor from Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital for one semester through a competitive application process. In addition, the program also requires an academic component in which students participate in weekly journal clubs with their peers and a faculty member. Find out more information about the PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAM.
iConnect is a student and peer-mentorship organization based at UTA whose goal is to provide aspiring high school students with the resources to reach their college and career goals. Our mission is to bridge the gap between secondary education and college!
- UTA's STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS (For Spanish and Clinical Experiences)
- These programs provide experiences in other countries while offering course credit. Certain opportunities are available for students wanting to participate in clinical rotations in other countries. Scholarships and financial aid are available. For more details, students should make an appointment with an advisor on the Study Abroad website.
- ALTERNATIVE BREAKS - UTA's LEADERSHIP CENTER
- Alternative Breaks is a student organization that plans service trips for UTA students to attend over the academic breaks. Through service, work, and education, we foster the personal growth of our participants. There are healthcare and non-healthcare related opportunities available!
- MEDICAL HUMANITIES CERTIFICATE and MINOR in MEDICAL HUMANITIES and BIOETHICS - College of Liberal Arts
The Medical Humanities Certificate and Minor in Medical Humanities and Bioethics address interpersonal relationships and holistic healthcare. They include a wide range of interdisciplinary courses including ethics, literature, philosophy, history of medicine, and disability studies. Medical humanities coursework provides insight into the human experience, illness, suffering, empathy, and compassion. Medical schools and graduate healthcare programs are recognizing the importance of educating future professionals in the humanities along with the sciences. Medical Humanities and Bioethics learning may be helpful in certain admissions screening tools. More information can be found on the Medical Humanities website.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (unaffiliated with UTA)
- PARKLAND HOSPITAL OBSERVATION PROGRAM
- The experience is designed to increase career awareness, fulfill education/application requirement and help model behavior through example. Eligibility and additional information can be found on the website.
- SUMMER HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION PROGRAM
- The SUMMER HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION PROGRAM (SHPEP) is a free, six-week career-enrichment summer program for college freshman and sophomore students, interested in a career within the health professions. Visit the website for additional information. Applications for the summer program typically open in November!
- TEXAS A&M COLLIGATE II PROGRAM FOR DENTISTRY
- SPEP Collegiate II is a six-week program which provides college and post-college students an opportunity to strengthen their dental schools application and provide DAT preparation. Visit the website for additional information.
- STUDENTS ENGAGED in ROUNDING and VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM (SERV)
- The SERV Program is a two-semester long volunteering and shadowing program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Eligibility and additional information can be found on the website. ***NOTE: May be temporarily discontinued due to COVID-19. Check website periodically for updates.
- ATLANTIS FELLOWSHIP
- This program allows students to participate in pre-med internships in Europe's hospitals. For more information visit the website.
- CHILDREN FAMILY HEALTH INTERNATIONAL
- DIVERSITY ADMISSIONS SYMPOSIUM at Baylor (Houston)
- This free* event is to provide assistance to accomplished undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students underrepresented in medicine and science and are interested in applying to their medical, health professions, or biomedical sciences school. Applications open early December.
- SUMMER ENRICHMENT and PIPELINE PROGRAMS - AAMC SEARCH
- Database to search for enrichment programs
- MED/VET SUMMER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY at St. George's University
- Pursue your interest in the field of medicine or veterinary medicine with St. George’s University’s unique summer program for high school students and college students. The premedical and pre-veterinary tracks combine lectures, field trips, and team-building events.
- SPANISH IMMERSION & MEDICAL SHADOWING Summer Abroad
- Program aimed at giving students shadowing opportunities while learning Spanish to decrease the language gap between providers and Spanish speaking patients.
- MENTORING for the NEXT GENERATION OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
- MiMentor offers a supportive online community for all future health professionals including undocumented students
- Fort Worth Volunteering
- Hospice Volunteering
- Volunteer at THR-Arlington
- Mission Arlington - Medical and Dental Clinics
- Mansfield Mission Center - Medical and Dental Clinics
- Join a pre-health org for additional volunteer opportunities!
- Operation Warm has a list of 35 ways to volunteer virtually
- Paper-airplanes.org invites volunteers to provide online tutoring to “bridge gaps in language, higher education, and professional skills training for conflict-affected individuals”
- Dosomething.org’s nine places to volunteer online and make a real impact
- If you’ve received crisis hotline training, check to see if your community’s crisis hotline could use additional phone or chat volunteers.
- Work with underserved and under-resourced youth - online tutoring, mentoring, etc.
RESEARCH & SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES
UTA's Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides, tracks, and assesses research opportunities for undergraduate students through informal (volunteer) and formalized (program/employment) opportunities. OUR provides student/faculty mentor matching and collaborates with DFW entities. OUR is also part of the Maverick Advantage distinctions and provides four funded and formalized undergraduate research opportunities. For more information visit: UTA Undergraduate Research. For COVID-19 updates visit: IMPACT ON UTA RESEARCH
To request an appointment to discuss undergraduate research, CLICK HERE
- Visit, UTA departmental faculty pages for information on specific research
Texas Institutions with Summer Programs
- UNT - Summer Chemistry NSF-REU Program - undergraduate students
- UTSW SURF Program - undergraduate science student that have completed sophomore year
- Weill Cornell Research Fellowship Program - pre-med juniors
- Summer Research Programs - list from Cornell - undergraduate students
- Frankel Cardiovascular Center 2020 SURF Program - undergraduate students interested in cardiovascular research
- AMGEN Scholars Program - undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
- National Science Foundation (NSF) - all undergraduate students
Health related Master's Programs and Formal Post-Baccalaureate Programs
- UNT - M.S. in Medical Sciences
- AACOMAS - Osteopathic Schools with post-baccalaureate programs
- AAMC - Post-baccalaureate programs
- Texas A&M College of Dentistry post-baccalaureate program
Other Helpful UTA Resources:
- IDEAS Center - The Ideas Center, located in the Central Library, provides peer mentoring in various subjects along with additional resources.
- Writing Center - The Writing Center, located in the Central Library, can assist with personal statements and essays.
- Career Center - The Lockheed Martin Career Center is available to all UTA students and alumni! They have numerous services available such as interview preparation, job search help, and career exploration. Visit them today!
- Current students can practice their interview skills with a pre-health interview stream: Students can access these questions by registering an account on interview stream (https://ut-arlington.interviewstream.com/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2f) and entering the access code: sRsrv8hyMDpx
- UTA CAPS - Being a college student, especially a pre-health student, can be stressful! It is important to maintain positive mental health. Do not be afraid to ask for help.