Health Professions Advising Center

Enrichment Programs - Summer Programs, Study Abroad, etc.

The Dallas area offers rich opportunities to learn about healthcare hands on: 13 major hospitals, hundreds of smaller practices, dozens of research venues, and a vibrant community of public health and community outreach programs.

Professional Experience

Working and observing in health settings is a critical aspect of pre-health education.

Academic Enrichment

Find a summer program or internship:

Of special note to UT Dallas students:

  • Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
    • Six-week Summer Academic Program Free program for talented pre-med and pre-dent students completing their freshman or sophomore years of college. Offered at 12 sites around the nation. Apply ASAP!
  • Retina Foundation of the Southwest
  • Texas A&M College of Dentistry
    • Summer Pre-Dental Enrichment Program (SPEP) - SPEP Collegiate II is a six-week summer program which provides college and post-college students an opportunity to:
      • prepare for and successfully take the DAT,
      • strengthen their academic science background,
      • learn more about the field of dental medicine,
      • broaden their interest in biomedical and clinical sciences,
      • learn useful study patterns for professional study,
      • increase their competitiveness for admission to dental school, and
      • enhance their success once admitted to dental school.
      Deadline: January 31
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • The University Of Texas Southwestern
  • Parkland Hospital

Travel and Service

Health related community service initiatives, church missions, and foreign service ventures fall into this category.

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