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Health Professions Advisory Committee

HPAC is available to students who are interested in one of the following areas:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Optometry
  • Veterinary
  • Podiatry

These particular schools request a Committee Letter of Recommendation from your 4-year university, and the HPAC produces such a letter.

HPAC is offered each spring semester for those getting ready to apply to their schools starting in the summer. Students will have 1 interview with our Assistant Dean, Dr. Debrah Beck, and 1 interview with a faculty member on the committee. The committee then meets to discuss each applicant, and the feedback is used to write the Committee Letter of Recommendation.

As an HPAC applicant, the Office of Health Professions will also submit all of your letters of recommendation on your behalf. These letters are included with the Committee Letter, also known as the Committee Packet. Once all letters of recommendation are received by our offfice, the Committee Packet will then be uploaded to your preferred application services.

How to Participate in HPAC

To participate in HPAC, you must apply for admission. Qualificiations:

  • 3.2 Overall GPA
  • 15 hours of UNT course credit

If you do not meet the minimum requirements, please schedule an appointment with our Senior Counselor, Todd Lang, to discuss your individual situation.

How to Send Letters of Recommendation

For those currently particpating in HPAC, below you will find a form that needs to be submitted to each reference from whom you are requesting a letter of recommendation. Your reference needs to submit the form and letter to Todd at CAUTION: Letters will only be accepted directly from your reference (mail or e-mail). If you choose to deliver the letter, it must be sealed in an evelope with the reference's initials or signature on the seal.

Letter of Evaluation Form

If your references are sending the letters by mail, please have them address them accordingly to either:

Todd Lang, M.S.
University of North Texas
COS Student Advising
Hickory Hall, Rm. 256
1155 Union Circle, #311365
Denton, TX 76203


Debrah Beck, Ph.D.
University of North Texas
COS Student Advising
Hickory Hall, Rm. 256
1155 Union Circle, #311365
Denton, TX 76203

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