Health Professions Advising Center

Pre-Health Student Organizations

Student organizations provide venues for pre-health students to help each other study, select classes wisely, find volunteer and work opportunities, and develop friendships.

HPAC recommends that every pre-health student remain active in one or more of these organizations while at UT Dallas.

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Alpha Epsilon Delta

Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society, dedicated to excellence in preprofessional health studies. The Society welcomes all pre-health students.  AED offers opportunities for professional development, social connections, and service to UT Dallas and the community.

Contact Oscar Dao.

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

HOSA enriches student interest in health care through exposure to health professions, volunteer events, and medical-based competitions.

Contact Puja Patel.

Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health Society

We are a group of students from a variety of backgrounds who share a common goal: becoming health care professionals. Our organization provides opportunities for students to learn more about the health professions, engage in community service, and meet fellow post-bacc students. We are fortunate to have members who have “been there” before and are willing to offer guidance as you complete your post-baccalaureate studies and professional school applications.

Contact Jasmine Richmond.

Molding Doctors

Molding Doctors (MD) connects pre-med students to course planning, tutoring, MCAT preparation, volunteer and mentorship opportunities, and career planning.

Contact Vi Pham.

Pre-Dental Student Association

The Pre-Dental Association (PDA) organizes group volunteering, dental school visits, and social events for its members.  PDA also brings in guest speakers and provides help with the DAT and dental school applications.

Contact Nida Suleman.

Pre-Optometry Professional Society

The Pre-Optometry Professional Society (POPS) brings in guest speakers and organizes social events for its members.  POPS also helps students to contact optometrists for volunteering and shadowing.

Contact Aleena Thomas.

Pre-Physician Assistant Society

The Pre-Physician Assistant Society is for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field as a physician assistant. It provides opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in the medical field, through community service and by shadowing PAs. It informs students of the history and the purpose of the profession and provides information about the process of applying for PA school.

Contact Tu Bui.

Pre-Pharmacy Association

The Pre-Pharmacy Association (PPA) assists students who are interested in pursuing pharmaceutical degrees and careers. We host guest speakers and provide volunteering opportunities and resources to achieve success as a pre-pharmacy student. The goals and objectives of the Pre-Pharmacy Association are to function as an academic, informative, and social support system for Pre-Pharmacy students at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Contact Carly Oberdieck.

Helping Hands

A service organization directed towards underprivileged children in and around our community. Improving the education and nutrition of these children can bring them closer to breaking their cycles of dependence. We plan to achieve this through our volunteering, tutoring ,and "give back" events like Adopt-a-kid. Though Helping Hands is a pre-health organization, our events are both pre-health and non pre-health related.

Contact Amanda Karasic.


CometTHON is an organization that supports the Children's Medical Center of Dallas. We spend the year raising funds and awareness for Children's through fun events and activities that support the kids at the hospital. Everything we do is FOR THE KIDS. We are nationally affiliated with Children's Miracle Network Dance Marathon, a nationwide movement of students at schools and universities across the country who choose to make a difference and stand for the kids who can't.

Contact Alysha Joseph.


END7 at UT Dallas focuses on a very significant global health issue: neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs receive relatively little attention and funding even though they infect over 1 billion people and can be treated with medicine that costs only 50 cents. Through various events and fundraisers, this club aims to promote awareness about these diseases and raise money to treat those suffering from them.

Contact Elaine Ramirez.

Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP)

JAMP is a special program created to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing medical education.

Contact Leona McCulley.

Global Medical & Dental Brigades

Global Brigades is an international non-profit organization that has mobilized thousands of university students and professionals through programs that work in partnership with community members to improve quality of life in under-resourced regions while respecting local culture. In our chapter, we plan to raise money and go to either Panama in May 2016 to help doctors and dentists set up medical and dental clinics in underserved communities. This opportunity gives you a chance to make a difference on a global scale.

Contact Moeno Kume