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Pre-Health Scholars Program

The Pre-Health Scholars Program (PSP) is a university-wide collaboration. Through clinical, classroom, and service-learning activities, participants can gain hands-on experience, while developing their social and professional networks. We are excited to be offering this program in person starting summer 2022.

Students chosen for this competitive program can complete the 6-week course up to twice. Students selected for this program receive a stipend and housing, along with access to UTHSC academic support services. PSP students work hard and play hard. Participants can expect academically rigorous clinical and classroom experiences, as well as a chance to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Memphis, TN.

Dates to Remember

  • November 1 – Application Open
  • February 1 – Application Deadline
  • April 1 – Acceptances Communicated to Students (on or before this date)
  • April 15 – Deadline to Confirm Participation
  • June 12 – UTHSC Pre-Health Scholars Program Begins
  • July 21 – UTHSC Pre-Health Scholars Program Ends

Program Overview

Students gain hands-on exposure to clinical settings and are provided an avenue for reflection and professional development. Eligible students will receive GRE, MCAT, or DAT test preparation.

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

Qualifications and Required Prerequisites

  • Current freshmen, rising sophomores must have completed one semester of general biology and/or general chemistry. One semester of college math is desirable.
  • Current sophomores, rising juniors must have completed two semesters of general biology and general chemistry; one semester of organic chemistry and/or physics.
  • Two recommendations; one of which must be completed by your advisor or a science professor. The other can be from anyone at your institution.

Pre-Health Advising

  • UTHSC Office of Student Success offers year-round pre-health advising to undergraduate students who are current or past participants in our Pre-Health Scholars Program. To learn more, please contact Health Career Programs


Nov 2, 2023