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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Preprofessional studies


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Office of Health Professions

General Academic Building, Room 220

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #305189
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-2051
Fax: 940-565-4529

Web site: www.cas.unt.edu/advising/health-professions

Debrah Beck, Director
Patavia Whaley, Assistant Director

 

The Office of Health Professions assists all university students seeking to enter a career field in the health professions. Counselors in the Office of Health Professions advise students in the following health profession areas: medical, dental, veterinary medicine, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy and chiropractic. The progress of each student regarding professional school requirements is tracked by professionals who provide one-on-one advising, entrance requirements, tutoring, the application process and letters of recommendation, and the interview process.

The goal of the Office of Health Professions is to fully prepare each student for a professional school through advising, seminars and webinars. Students should meet with a staff member in the Office of Health Professions and the academic advisor of their major once a semester so that the student meets their goal for graduation and application to professional schools.

For further information, e-mail healthprofessions@unt.edu or call 940-565-2051 to schedule an appointment.

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 term/semester beginning in the student’s sophomore year of college and also for the summer internships at a Texas medical school. Special mentoring and personal assistance is provided to prepare for medical school.

The scholarship is for newly enrolled freshman students who are eligible for a Pell Grant or have an estimated family contribution of $8,000 or less, who are enrolled in 27 hours cumulatively over the fall and spring semesters at the University of North Texas, and who have received a score equal to or higher than the mean score for Texas on the SAT and/or ACT. The students must maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher in course work. This scholarship is only for premedical students. For additional information, contact the JAMP faculty director in GAB, Room 220. This scholarship deadline is October 1 of the student’s sophomore year.

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 will be awarded for the following fall and 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 will be awarded for the following fall and spring terms/semesters.

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 will be awarded for the following fall and spring terms/semesters.

Other preprofessional studies

Pre-theology and pre-seminary

Students intending to pursue post-baccalaureate work in seminaries or divinity schools should consult with the undergraduate advisor of the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies.

Pre-law

Future law school students should take courses that emphasize writing and oral skills, research into problems facing society, logical reasoning, the American legal system, business law and constitutional law. There is not, however, a specific major recommended or suggested for students interested in a legal career. Pre-law students should take the Law School Admission Test during the summer before or the fall term/semester of their senior year. For further advice, students should consult early in their freshman or sophomore year at UNT with Professor Barbara Kirby, the pre-law advisor, in Wooten Hall, Room 129. E-mail: prelaw@unt.edu.

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