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Summer Programs

Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP)

TIP offers a seven-week, cohort-based summer programs designed to increase representation and active participation of underrepresented groups in the health professions. The programs provide a unique opportunity for pre-health students to become equipped for matriculation into one of the academic programs at UTHSC.

TIP Pre-Health Internship Program

Students gain hands-on exposure in clinical settings and are provided an avenue for reflection, professional development and more.

  • Summer Internship
  • Weekly On-campus Seminar Sessions with Cohort
  • On-campus Clinical Simulation Experiences
  • Lunch & Lunch events
  • Access to UTHSC Academic Support Services
  • Cohort Dinner Experiences
  • Capstone Project

*Generally reserved for college Freshman and Sophomores

TIP Pre-Health Internship Program PLUS

Students gain hands-on exposure in clinical settings and are provided an avenue for reflection, professional development PLUS GRE prep, and MCAT and DAT practice exams.

  • Summer Internship
  • Weekly On-campus Seminar Sessions with Cohort
  • On-campus Clinical Simulation Experiences
  • Lunch & Lunch events
  • Access to UTHSC Academic Support Services
  • Cohort Dinner Experiences
  • Capstone Project

*Generally reserved for college Sophomores and Juniors

TIP Pre-Health Test Prep Bootcamp

TIP offers a test preparation bootcamp that includes an online test prep course and an on-campus, month-long bootcamp. The online course will be offered for students to take their Spring academic semester before bootcamp. The on-campus bootcamp concurrent summer and will be

  • A sponsored prep course
  • Practice Exam simulations
  • Strategy Review Sessions

*Generally reserved for college Juniors and Seniors

Student Eligibility
  • Tennessee resident
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student
  • Must represent a historically underrepresented group in science and healthcare professions
  1. Underrepresented students
  2. Non-traditional students
  3. First generation college students
  4. Parental education level
  5. Socioeconomic status
  6. Veterans
  • Cumulative and science minimum GPA 3.0
Prerequisite Course Requirements

TIP Pre-Health Internship Program Prerequisite Course Requirements

  • Freshman must have completed one semester of general biology and/or general chemistry. One semester of college math is desirable.
  • Sophomores must have completed two semesters of general biology and general chemistry; one semester of organic chemistry and/or physics.
The Application
  • Application opens on Nov. 1. Visit www.uthsc.edu/hcp
  • Application deadline is Feb. 1.
  • Students will be accepted through a rolling admissions process with final acceptances notified by March 1.
  • Application Documents Required:
  1. Two Recommendation Letters, with one from a faculty member and one form a pre-health advisor
  2. Official Transcript
  3. Essay stating career/program interest
Housing
Housing is provided to non-local residents, upon request. 

 

Summer Research Scholars (SRS)

ut logoEligibility: Freshman – Senior undergraduate students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.

Program Description: SRS is an eight‐week program designed to help exceptionally well‐qualified undergraduate students gain valuable research experience in the College of Graduate Health Sciences and the College of Pharmacy. Students are matched with UTHSC faculty and spend the eight weeks learning about real‐world research protocols, enhancing biomedical information and retrieval skills, and designing scientific abstracts, among other things. The program culminates with presentations by the students based on the research they worked on during the summer.

For further information, please email Dr. Isaac Donkor at idonkor@uthsc.edu or Lyncie Crawford at lcrawror@uthsc.edu.

Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Previous research experience preferred, not required

Important Dates

  • June 1, 2020 – July 26, 2020: SRS program dates
  • December 1: Online application opens
  • February 29: Application deadline

Last Published: Oct 7, 2019