The Office of Health Professions helps students who want to enter the health care industry. We provide pre-health advising in the following areas:
- Veterinary Medicine
- Physician Assistant
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
To explore other health-related programs on the UNT campus, please visit our Health Careers website!
UNT does not offer a formal program for each of the professions listed above. In other words, we do not offer pre-health programs for which students apply or qualify. Our advising office helps students navigate their path to such a professional program. Due to the intimidating nature of this journey, our mission is to provide students with a plan that is time-efficient, competitive, and aligns favorably with their passion.
Some of the services we provide are:
- Personalized advising
- Career exploration/alternative plans
- Application guidance and planning (seminars, workshops, etc.)
- Review of entrance requirements
- Professional timeline
- Interview preparation
- HPAC (Health Professions Advisory Committee)
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*Attention! The UNT Office of Health Professions will be hosting their annual 'Spring Swing'Health Professions Fair on Wednesday, April 3rd at 4:30-6:30PM in the Environmental Sciences Building. Join us to connect with professional schools, test preparation companies, application service representatives, and more!*
**Introducing JAMP Camp 2019!**
The 2019 UNT JAMP Camp is a FREE week-long program to help prepare new incoming freshmen pre-medical students for rigorous college courses. The program will provide an introduction to science and math classes, as well as exposure to some aspects of the medical school curriculum through interaction with faculty and medical students at UNTHSC-TCOM.
Place: University of North Texas, (Denton) and UNT Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Worth).
Date: June 2 - 9, 2019
Cost: Free to eligible students (see eligibility below)
Deadline for application & supporting materials: April 15, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.
JAMP Camp activities:
- Medical Faculty Workshops
- UNT College Preparedness student panel
- Classes with Biology, Chemistry, English, Physics and Mathematics faculty
- Medical Ethics Workshop
- Medical Student Mentoring
- Recreational Activities
- Many other activities
- Live in a UNT residence hall from June 2-9, 2019.
- All meals and transportation to the UNTHSC-TCOM are included (students will not be allowed to take their own vehicles).
- All class and laboratory materials will be included at no cost to students.
What is JAMP?
JAMP, the Joint Admission Medical Program, is a Texas state-wide program that helps students coming from an underserved or low socio-economic background become physicians. If a student is selected to be a JAMPer and maintains all eligibility requirements, an interview will be extended to the student by each Texas medical school, with a direct entry into one of the medical schools. For more information about JAMP, please visit their website. For current students who would like to learn more about the process of applying to JAMP, please send an email to our JAMP Faculty Director, Dr. Debrah Beck.