Health Professions Advising Center

Health Professions Advising at UT Dallas

CLICK HERE to prepare for 2020 medical and dental applications

The Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) serves current UT Dallas students and alumni who seek to enter health professions schools. 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 health career options, requisite and recommended courses, and major
  • Discuss activities that contribute to your pre-professional development, such as clinical, volunteer and research experiences
  • Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant
  • Find information on summer programs
  • Access FREE medical journals and the Resource Room

HPAC supports your Health Professions School applications by offering:

  • A series of seminars in person and through eLearning: General Application Orientation (GAO), Personal Statement Writing (PSW), Interview Skill Workshop (ISW), and Application 101
  • Application advising and guidance
  • Revision of your application and application essays
  • Health Professions Evaluation (HPE) 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 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.