Acceptance Rate Sets Record for Pre-Health Students

101 Received Invitations Last Year from Medical and Dental Graduate Schools

Nov. 17, 2009

The American Association of Medical Colleges predicts that the nation will face a shortage of at least 125,000 medical doctors by 2025.

UT Dallas’ Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) is doing its part to mitigate the trend. During the 2008-2009 academic year, a record-setting 101 UT Dallas students were successfully admitted to medical and dental schools.

“UT Dallas had more students accepted into medical and dental schools than at any other point in the University’s history,” said Dr. J. Scott Wright, director of the Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) and associate dean for undergraduate education. “It is nice to see UT Dallas recognized by the professional schools as an excellent school from which to choose their new students.  I am very pleased by the attention that our students are getting in the admissions process.”

“It is nice to see UT Dallas recognized by the professional schools as an excellent school from which to choose their new students.”

  Dr. J. Scott Wright, director, Health Professions Advising Center

Of the students identified by the HPAC committee as “well-qualified,” almost 90 percent were admitted to a professional school. The overall University admission percentage is about 60 percent, as compared to a national admission rate of only 40 percent.

“I am so grateful to have had HPAC guide me through the application process, which felt like a yearlong marathon. Without their support, my application packet would not have been as solid as it was,” said Khoan Vu, a UT Dallas biochemistry and molecular biology graduate and first-year medical school student at UT Southwestern from Colleyville, Texas.

HPAC was created in 1999 to increase the services UT Dallas offers to pre-health students. For students interested in pursuing health-related careers, such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or optometry, HPAC provides the tools and information necessary for professional school and health career preparation.

For more information about pre-health opportunities at UT Dallas, call HPAC at 972-883-6767 or email [email protected].

Schools Admitting UT Dallas Students

Students of the 2009 entering class were admitted to the following medical and dental schools (* indicates U.S. News and World Report  top quarter ranking medical schools)

American University of the Caribbean

A.T. Still College of Osteopathic Medicine – Arizona

Baylor College of Dentistry

*Baylor College of Medicine

*Case Western Reserve University

*Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

*Dartmouth College

Des Moines University School of Medicine

Howard University

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Louisiana State University – New Orleans

Medical University of South Carolina

Midwestern University – Arizona

Midwestern University – Chicago

*Northwestern University

Nova Southeastern University

Ohio State University School of Dentistry

Oklahoma State University School of Medicine

Rocky Vista School of Medicine

Ross University School of Medicine

St. George’s University

Texas A&M University

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University Foster School of Medicine El Paso

Touro University of Medicine California

Touro University of Medicine – Nevada

University of Arkansas

*University of California at Los Angeles

*University of California at San Diego

*University of California at San Francisco

University of Illinois

*University of Michigan

*University of Nebraska

*University of North Texas – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

*University of Pittsburgh

University of Texas Houston Medical School

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

University of Texas San Antonio School of Dentistry

University of Texas San Antonio School of Medicine

*University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

*University of Virginia

*Vanderbilt University

Western University School of Dentistry

Western University School of Medicine

*Yale University


Media Contacts: Teala Miller, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected]
or Karah Hosek, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4329, [email protected]

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Health Profession Scholars

Students from the 2008-09 admissions cycle accepted into medical or dental school include the following:

Jamil Alsahhar - Texas A&M Medical School

Alexandra Beckett - Baylor College of Medicine

Dustin Boyd - UT Southwestern Medical School

Timothy Chamberlain - Texas A&M Medical School

Keren Cherian - Baylor College of Dentistry

Aaron Cisar - University of Nebraska Medical School

Alicia Durst - UNT Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ran Friedman - University of Arkansas Medical School

Jessica Harpham - UT Southwestern Medical School

Nicholas Hatate - Midwestern University Medical School -Chicago

Glareh Imani - Midwestern University Medical School -Arizona

Giulia Maria Rosa Ippolito - Texas A&M Medical School

Kevin Jordan - UT San Antonio School of Medicine

Dunia Korous - UT San Antonio School of Dentistry

Felicity Lenes - Yale University Medical School

Shu-Hao Liu - UNT Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Stuart Michnick - Baylor College of Medicine

Laura Norris - UT Houston Medical School

Daniel Robbins - UT Southwestern Medical School

Billy Sams - Baylor College of Dentistry

Kimberly Spoonts - Texas A&M Medical School

Sheeja Thomas - UT San Antonio School of Medicine

Khoan Vu - UT Southwestern Medical School

Bradley Wallace - UT Southwestern Medical School

Mandi Wilson - Baylor College of Dentistry

Source: Health Professions Advising Center, Nov. 3, 2009

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