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Pre Med Schools in Texas

by Lisa Porter, Demand Media

    Several public and private universities in Texas offer pre-medicine programs and advising for students planning to apply to medical schools after completing undergraduate degrees. Pre-med programs and advising prepares students for applications to medical schools. Texas universities also offer students many opportunities for hands-on experience at local and university-affiliated hospitals. Pre-med study at public universities in Texas offers a lower tuition option for state residents, compared to private or out-of-state schools.

    University of Texas at Austin

    The Career Services and Health Professions Advising Department of the University of Texas at Austin's College of Natural Sciences offers various resources and opportunities for pre-med students. The department provides academic advising to help students make sure they complete medical school admission requirements and prepare for standardized testing. Pre-med students at UT Austin have the opportunity for internships and volunteer work at area hospitals. The university is home to a chapter of the pre-health honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta. Popular majors for UT Austin pre-med students include biology, engineering and psychology. In 2008, UT Austin pre-med graduates gained acceptance to eight Texas medical schools and 48 out-of-state medical schools, including Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Duke University School of Medicine. The University of Texas at Austin tied for 47th in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 ranking of national universities. University of Texas at Austin Career Services and Health Professions Advising 1 University Station A2900 Austin, TX 78712 512-471-3285 utexas.edu

    Southern Methodist University

    Southern Methodist University pre-medicine program offers students academic advising and workshops, about curriculum requirements and medical school applications. The university has designated pre-med and pre-health advisers to assist undergraduates. The university is also home to a chapter of the pre-health honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta. SMU has connections with health profession organizations across the country. One of SMU's pre-med advisers serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions and belongs to the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions Communications Committee. Southern Methodist University tied for 68th in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 ranking of national universities. Southern Methodist University Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advising Office 135 Dedman Life Sciences Building Southern Methodist University 214-768-2308 smu.edu/premed/advising.html

    Baylor University

    Baylor University's Pre-health Professions division offers advising in 15 different pre-health fields, including medicine, nursing, optometry, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine. Baylor students volunteer at area hospitals, and may join the university's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta. An average of 60 to 65 percent of Baylor's pre-health graduates gain acceptance to medical schools. Baylor University also participates in the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) that funds and advises economically disadvantaged pre-medicine students and guarantees their admission into a medical school. Baylor University tied for 80th in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 ranking of national universities. Baylor University Premedical Advisory Committee B.111 Baylor Science Building, One Bear Place No. 97341 Baylor University Waco, TX 76789 Baylor.edu/prehealth

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    About the Author

    Lisa Porter began writing professionally in 2009. She writes for various websites and has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.

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