Health Professions Advising Center

Applying to Professional Schools

HPAC offers support services in the months before your application. Since applications are highly competitive, students should take every advantage.

Health Professions Evaluation (HPE) and Clearinghouse Services

All UT Dallas applicants to professional schools receive:

  • General Admissions Orientation - Introduces UT Dallas's HPE and Clearinghouse services, the application timeline, and MANY tips ranging from requesting rec letters to selecting a school. At a GAO, students register to receive application support from HPAC.
    **Students must attend ONE of Orientation to participate in the HPE Process.**
    Date Time Location
    Saturday, October 13, 2018 10am-12pm FN 2.102
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 5-6:30pm SOM 12.210
    Friday, November 9, 2018 5-7pm SLC 1.102
    Monday, November 12, 2018 5-7pm HH 2.402
    Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:30-7pm FN 2.102
  • Personal Statement Workshop - talks students through the goals and methods of effective personal statement writing, and offers tips from his years as an advisor, editor, and author. This interactive workshop relies on a prewrite (pdf) which takes about 1 hour to complete.
    Date Time Location
    Saturday, October 13, 2018 12-2pm FN 2.102
    Friday, October 19, 2018 3-5pm GR 2.302
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 9-11am SOM 2.112
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 7-9pm GR 2.302
  • Interview Skills Workshop - introduces students to multiple interview formats and how to prepare, and offers tips from her years as an advisor, counselor, and interviewer.
    Date Time Location
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:30-11:30am FO 2.208
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 5:30-6:30pm SLC 2.302
    Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:30-6:30pm SLC 2.302
    If you are unable to attend an in-person session, you may view the videos on e-Learning.
  • Portrait Session - free businesslike portraits--first come, first served—to use for your applications to health professions schools. We recommend business dress such as you’d wear to an interview.
    Date Time Location
    Friday, January 11, 2019 2-5 pm Founder’s Atrium
    Friday, January 18, 2019 2-5 pm Founder’s Atrium
  • Application Seminar - Dr. Karen de Olivares, HPAC Director, introduces students to the TMDSAS, AMCAS, AACOMAS, and AADSAS applications, and offers application tips based on her extensive experience.
    Date Time Location
  • Document revision by a pre-health advisor, along with detailed tips and instructions for completing complex applications.
  • Online tracking of letters of evaluation and documents as they arrive at HPAC (uses eLearning).
  • Free distribution of recommendation letters through appropriate channels.

HPE forms can be found on the HPAC Forms and Handouts page.

Qualifying medical and dental applicants also receive

  • Practice interviews with two UT Dallas faculty
  • Thorough evaluation by committee and a "committee letter" - recommended by nearly all professional schools