FUTURE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Are you interested in pursuing a career as a medical doctor, dentist, pharmacist, physician’s assistant, or in another graduate-level health professional field? You can find information here to help you on your journey! It is important to begin researching your pre-health interest. This website is a great place to start! The TMDSAS APPLY MAGAZINE has great information for all pre-health students! Students interested in Nursing should visit our College of Nursing Website. If you would link more information on different healthcare careers, please visit the Explore Health Careers Website.
UPCOMING FALL EVENTS
- Week of November 16th-21st - Health Professions Week - Unsure of which Healthcare Career to pursue? Learn about different Healthcare fields with free online events on the Explore Health Careers Website.
- Saturday November 23rd starting at 9:30AM in TBD: FREE FULL-LENGTH PRACTICE GRE! - hosted by GMT and Princeton Review. RSVP: https://forms.gle/d1ybKZ9ZfGBXEsR5A
- Monday December 16th - HPAC APPLICATIONS OPEN!
The Health Professions Office offers advising to all prospective, current, and post-bacc interested in pursuing a graduate health professional career. Nursing, Public Health and Kinesiology students are advised by the College of Nursing. The Health Professions Advisor works with your major advisor. To book an appointment with our Health Professions Advisor, Ms. Sandy Hobart, or our Pre-Med Consultant, Dr. Gellman, please use the link below. The Health Professions Office is located in Room 107 in the Life Sciences Building, across from the Science Education and Career Center (SECC). Come prepared with questions after researching your career goal and graduate programs. Be sure to visit the FAQ and the pages on this website.
Would you like advice directly from a Pre-Health Upper Classman? Starting in the Fall, current students can book an appointment with one of our Peer Mentors! They are ready to offer general advice on the things to do (and NOT to do) to be a successful Pre-Health Student in any pre-health field. The appointment can be booked using the link below. All of our peer mentors were officers in one of our Pre-Health Organizations. Joining one is a great way to meet other pre-health students! A complete list of our pre-health organizations can be found at the bottom of this webpage.
PREPARING TO APPLY TO PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
Most admission committees in all specialties evaluate students holistically. This means it is important to be a well-rounded student with evidence of strong (not necessarily perfect) academic ability and real-world experiences. While having a competitive GPA and admission test score is important, receiving exposure to the healthcare field and volunteering are essential. Visit the FAQ page for answers to common questions and our Special Programs Page for additional resources! To request submission of letters to application services, visit the Letters of Recommendation Page.
The University of Texas at Arlington has several pre-health student organizations that can assist you on your path! Joining one of these organizations can provide valuable insight and resources for any pre-health student. Get to know other students on the same journey as you! Click on each link below for more information. Visit mavorgs.uta.edu for more information regarding these and other student organizations.
- Advancement of Females in Medicine (AFM)
- Global Medical Training (GMT)
- Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)
- Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
- Pre-Dental Society (PDS)
- Pre-Physician Assistant Association
- Pre-Pharmacy Association
- Pre-Optometry Professional Society (POPS)
- Pre-Vet Society
Most health professions have national organizations with valuable information to help you on your journey to becoming a healthcare professional. Become familiar with each one based on your pre-health interest by utilizing the resources found at these links: