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Health Professions Advisory Committee

Members: M. Gabriela Bowden (Chair), Linda Dune, Connie Kang, Lisa Morano, Elda Rueda, Adriana Visbal.

The Health Professions Advisory Committee provides advising for students interested in entering health-related professions, including admission into professional schools. UHD degree-seeking students interested in applying to a professional school must obtain letter of recommendation forms from the Natural Sciences Department that must be completed and turned in to Dr.  Bowden. The committee chair collects letters and writes a committee letter (preferred by most medical and dental schools). The committee letter and individual letters will be sent as an HPAC package to the professional schools for which the student has applied to.

Below are links to various organizations with helpful information about professional school admissions, as well as information about various professional schools (this is an evolving list to which we are happy to make additions provided by students and professionals).

Students should be mindful of deadlines for medical and dental schools shown in the link below - failure to observe them will delay your application, which can dramatically impact your chances of obtaining an interview and admittance!

The Basics

UHD Links: Health Professions Advisors List  
Application Services: American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) Ass. American Dental Schools Appl. Service (AADAS)
  Tx. Medical and Dental Schools Appl. Service (TMDSAS) Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
  American Assoc. of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Deadline Time Sheet

Testing Tools

Admission Tests: Dental Admissions Test (DAT) Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Testing Services: Princeton Review Stanley Kaplan Go Grad

Other Regional Professional Schools

Optometry: UH - College of Optometry Assoc. of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
Pharmacy: UH - College of Pharmacy TSU - College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences UT Austin - College of Pharmacy
Nursing: TWU - College of Nursing Texas A&M - College of Nursing UT Austin- School of Nursing

Other Useful Links

UHD Links: Association of American Medical Colleges Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)