Jul 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Preprofessional studies


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degree programs listed by academic unit

Office of Health Professions

Hickory Hall, Room 256

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311365
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-369-8606
Fax: 940-369-8557

Web site: cos.unt.edu/advising/health-professions

Dr. Debrah Beck, Assistant Dean, Office of Health Professions

Todd Lang, Senior Academic Counselor

Mardreana Reed, Academic Counselor

The Office of Health Professions assists all UNT students preparing for admission to a graduate program in a health profession. Counselors in the Office of Health Professions advise students in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, chiropractic and other health professions. The progress of each student is tracked by professionals who provide one-on-one advising, information on entrance requirements, the application process, letters of recommendation and workshops on the interview process.

The goal of the Office of Health Professions is to help students prepare for admission to a professional school through advising, seminars and workshops. Students should meet with a counselor in the Office of Health Professions and also with their major academic advisor once a semester to make certain the student meets their goal for graduation and also their application to professional schools.

For further information, e-mail either Debrah.Beck@unt.edu, Todd.Lang@unt.edu, or Mardreana.Reed@unt.edu. Call 940-369-8606 to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment online, please click on the following link (current students only): appointments.unt.edu.

Health professions scholarships

Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP)
The program was created by Senate Bill 940 of the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001 to provide services to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education. The program was created to award undergraduate and medical school scholarships to qualified students. It also provides for the admission of those students who satisfy both academic and non-academic requirements to at least one participating medical school.

Scholarship money will be awarded each fall and spring semester beginning in the spring semester of the student’s sophomore year of college.  Additional funds will be awarded during the summer internships at the Texas medical schools. At UNT, the JAMP Faculty Director serves as a mentor for each JAMP student.

Eligibility criteria include:

  1. Student must be a newly enrolled freshman student;  
  2. Must be eligible for a Pell Grant or have an estimated family contribution of $8,000 or less;
  3.  must have 27 hours of college credit by the time the application is submitted;
  4. must have completed Chem 1410/1430 (General Chemistry I plus the lab) and Chem 1420/1440 (General Chemistry II plus the lab);
  5. must have earned a score equal to or higher than the mean score for Texas on the SAT and/or ACT; and
  6. must maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher (overall GPA and in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics classes).

The JAMP scholarship is for premedical students only. For additional information, see the state JAMP web site: www.TexasJamp.org or contact the JAMP faculty director, Dr. Debrah Beck, in Hickory Hall, Room 256 (Debrah.Beck@unt.edu). This scholarship deadline is usually in September.

Dr. Glenn Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
To qualify, a student must be a premedical student, should have completed 60 hours of premedical courses, must demonstrate academic excellence and must be competitive for admission to medical school.

This scholarship application is available February through March of each year. The scholarship is awarded for the following fall or spring terms/semesters.

Rafes Premedical Scholarship
To qualify, a student must be a full-time UNT premedical student, should currently be enrolled in freshman biology and/or chemistry, demonstrate scholastic excellence and be competitive for admission to medical school.

This scholarship application is available February through March of each year. The scholarship is awarded for the following fall or spring terms/semesters.

Dr. Charles and Mabel Saunders Pre-Dental Scholarship
To qualify, a student must be a pre-dental student, must have 60 hours of pre-dental courses and must demonstrate academic excellence.

This scholarship application is available February 1 through March 1 of each year. The scholarship is awarded for the following fall or spring terms/semesters.

The Frank C. Spencer Rural Student Scholarship

To qualify, a student must come from a “highly rural” Texas county defined by population density. Additional requirements: demonstrate financial need, meet minimum and continuing academic performance standards, and maintain full-time enrollment in a program of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (unless the applicant has less than twice the number of semester hours required to be full-time remaining in the degree audit).

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degree programs listed by academic unit