Pre-health track students working in the lab at the University of St. Thomas - HoustonExcited to get into medical or dental school and become a doctor, dentist or health professional? Medical schools have stringent application standards, and competition can be tough.

Your Pre-Health Professions Track at UST sets you up for success, ensuring you meet every requirement, from coursework to MCAT score and more.

Combine any major with a Pre-Med, Pre-Dental or other Pre-Health Professions Track to complete all the prerequisites for your application to any Texas medical school.

Michelle Dang, MD Pain Management Physician, Texas Partners Healthcare Group | B.A. Biology, Music (Honors), 2002, University of St. Thomas - Houston

The quality of instruction at UST is excellent. The professors made sure I was ready for my med school interview.

Michelle Dang, MD Interventional Pain Management Physician, The Woodlands, TX | B.A. Biology, Music (Honors), 2002

Take the Direct Path to Med School

For the best shot at success, pre-medical and pre-dental students must complete a number of steps in a particular sequence before applying to medical or dental school. Your HPAC advisor will provide guidance along the way.

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95% of University of St. Thomas - Houston pre-med students who interview are accepted to medical school

UST pre-med students who are accepted into medical school after interviewing.

HPAC pre-health professions advisor Dr. Rosemarie Rosell with students at the University of St. Thomas - HoustonAs part of a Pre-Health Track, you’ll work with a dedicated Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) advisor to plan your roadmap to a health professions school. The HPAC provides many resources to support your acceptance, including:

  • Med and dental school application workshops
  • Personal statement writing 
  • Mock interviews
  • Mock MCAT

Apply with your stamp of approval in hand. HPAC will write a composite evaluation letter for medical and dental schools, taking into account several letters of evaluation from professors, CV/résumé, grades, test scores and applicant interview questions to give you a collective recommendation.