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Pathways into Healthcare Conference

Join Us at the Pathways into Healthcare Conference at UTHealth Houston! Are you passionate about pursuing a career in healthcare? Look no further! The Office of Executive Vice President for Student Affairs invites you to our inaugural conference, where you’ll find a wealth of resources, networking opportunities, and engaging sessions tailored to undergraduate pre-health students like you.

  1. Hands-On Workshops: Dive into interactive workshops that cover essential skills for aspiring healthcare professionals. From suturing techniques to airway intubation skill clinics, our hands-on sessions will equip you with practical knowledge.
  2. Meetings with Admission Directors and Deans: Connect directly with representatives from the six UTHealth Houston schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, graduate school, and biomedical informatics. Get insider tips on admissions, program specifics, and more.
  3. Networking with Current Students: Forge meaningful connections with fellow pre-health students and current UTHealth Houston students. Whether it’s during our breakfast networking reception or the student panel, you’ll have the chance to learn from other’s experiences and build lasting mentorships.
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Cost: $10 - Conference registration fee includes swag, breakfast, lunch, a t-shirt, and parking validation*

Date: Tentative for February 15, 2025. Registration will open in November 2024.

For more information, please contact Jennifer A. Ramos at

Emerging Health Professions

  • Aims to expose 3rd-12th grade students to different health professions.
  • It is a full-day program where students engage in various hands-on activities related to health careers, receive admissions talks, and connect with current UTHealth Houston students.

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Airway intubation workshops
  • Suturing skills workshop
  • School tours
  • Student panels
  • And more!

Role of EHP Mentor:

  • Lead/teach hands-on activities
  • Assist in coordinating speakers
  • Help recruit mentors to attend sessions

What is the timeline?

This event is held once a month in September, October, November, February, March, and April. The event location will rotate among all UTHealth Houston schools. Official dates and locations for the sessions will be provided soon.

To become a mentor or for more information, please contact Jennifer A. Ramos at

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Each summer, McGovern Medical School partners with the Cizik School of Nursing and UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry to host the AAMC Summer Health Professionals Program.

The program is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in health professions. The goal of the program is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

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For more information on the Summer Health Professions Education Program, visit the following links below: