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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. 

 

Last Published: Nov 20, 2019