Health Professions Advising Center

Health Professions Advising Center at UT Dallas

UT Dallas has one of the nation's best pre-health advising departments, with experienced staff who provide expansive support services to students preparing for health professions. Each student will choose an individualized path including a wide variety of medicine-related classes, research experiences, and experiential learning opportunities.

The Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) serves current UT Dallas students and alumni who seek to enter health professions schools. UT-PACT participants and applicants receive advising through the UT-PACT office. Prospective students and parents are served by Enrollment Services, but should look for the pre-health events and staff at recruitment events like Scholar's Day.

HPAC's friendly, expert advisors are eager to talk with any UT Dallas student, usually by appointment. HPAC helps you look forward to professional schools; all UT Dallas students also meet with an academic advisor to help them complete their major.

Use HPAC to...

  • Discuss your career options, courses, and major
  • Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant
  • Discover research and off-campus learning
  • Receive FREE medical journals and lounge access

HPAC supports your Professional School Applications by offering...

  • Seminars: Orientation, Personal Statement Writing, Interview Skills, etc.
  • Application Advising and Guidance
  • Revision of your Application and Essays
  • Practice Interviews with UT Dallas Faculty
  • Committee Evaluation and Committee Letter
  • Collection and Distribution of Your Recommendation Letters

Some services are limited to qualifying applicants

For now, you should...

  • Join the listserv to receive upcoming events. Send a blank e-mail from your utdallas.edu address to with the subject line "subscribe prehealth-info".
  • Call 972-883-6767 to meet with a pre-health advisor.
  • Consider joining Pre-Health Student Organizations, which can help you study, find volunteer opportunities, build social and professional networks, and have fun.
  • Seek Enrichment Resources: special opportunities, often by-application and often free to students, to gain unique classes, research, and clinical experiences.