Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP)
Welcome to TIP! Students in Tennessee have a distinct opportunity to LEARN FOR LIFE. The Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP), commonly referred to as the Tennessee Pre-Health Science Fellowship Program, offers this opportunity to residents of Tennessee who are members of underrepresented groups and wish to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or allied health. UTHSC actively seeks applications from veterans and from individuals who are historically underrepresented in science and in the health care professions: underrepresented minority students, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, and students who represent the first in their families to pursue higher education.
TIP offers year-round advice, support, and activities designed to assist students to realize their career goals. TIP is a State effort with participation by all the State's public colleges. TIP's ultimate goal is to increase the representation and active participation of under represented groups in health professions training and practice.
UTHSC recognizes the need diversify its student population by increasing the pool of underrepresented groups in its health profession programs. The Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) is a response to this need. TIP provides a unique structured opportunity for underrepresented Tennesseans to be equipped for successful matriculation into one of the health profession programs at UTHSC. TIP offers year-round advice, support, and activities designed to assist students to realize their career goals. Three tracks have been implemented to prepare underrepresented Tennesseans for successful matriculation into UTHSC programs. Track I provides students with an internship exposure to shadow healthcare practitioners; Track II provides a standardized test-preparation experience for students attempting the following professional school examinations: MCAT, DAT, PCAT, and GRE; and Track III provides pre-matriculation experience which simulates the professional curriculum with courses taught by professional school faculty. For further information call (901) 448-8772. Deadline for application is January 28.
The program features a variety of exposures throughout its Tracks:
- Clinical internships
- Professional school test-preparation workshops
- Professional school pre-matriculation program
- Learning skills development workshops