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Male students in lab at University of St. Thomas - HoustonWhatever your career or degree, it’s not too late to change your path and become a doctor, dentist, physician's assistant or other health professional. But medical and dental schools set high standards for entry, and you’ll face tough competition.

With the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Professions Program at UST, you can check off every requirement, from coursework to test scores and more, as efficiently as possible. You will complete all the prerequisites for a standout application to any Texas medical or dental school.

This program is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree – in any field – and want to apply to medical schools that focus in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy or veterinary medicine. Complete the program within a year or two, depending on how many science credit hours you already have.

Hannah Rosenthal,  Dell Medical School Student, Austin, TX | Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med, 2017

The HPAC advisors were extremely helpful with my med school application, from the committee recommendation letter to interview prep.

Hannah Rosenthal Dell Medical School Student, Austin, TX | Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med, 2017

HPAC pre-baccalaureate advisor Dr. Rosemarie Rosell with students at the University of St. Thomas - HoustonTo apply to medical or dental school, you’ll need a Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) letter, which comprehensively summarizes your studies. Your HPAC advisor will guide you as you plan your path, offering resources to support your acceptance:

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

Simplify the application process with your stamp of approval in hand. HPAC will write a composite evaluation letter for medical or 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.