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 Are you planning on pursing a Health Profession at UT Austin?


Pre-Health Professions @ UT: Two Routes – Endless Possibilities


Pursuing a career in the health professions can be tremendous sacrifice. Not only are you committing to an arduous academic path, but you are also choosing to be held accountable at the highest level. Recent changes to the MCAT gauge abilities beyond the sciences, and many professional health programs are looking for students who have “the complete package” – smart, resilient, empathetic, collaborative, compassionate, and reliable.

The Pre-Health Professions Certificate is designed for every kind of UT Austin student. You choose the route that is right for you.

How do I Join?


There is no need to apply for the Pre-Health Professions Certificate as part of your admissions application. Once admitted to UT, you can simply inform your academic advisor anytime after New Student Orientation that you wish to pursue the Pre-Health Professions Certificate as part of your academic curriculum at UT Austin.

Your academic advisor can then guide you on how to get started. 

Learn more about applying to UT Austin as a College of Natural Sciences student: https://cns.utexas.edu/students/future

Learn about applying to other colleges at UT Austin: http://admissions.utexas.edu/



Debunking 5 Myths about Pre-Health Professions at UT Austin


Every year, students enter The University of Texas at Austin with a singular goal in mind: to study to become a doctor. A dentist. A physical therapist.

These students know what their goal is, but they’re less clear on how to achieve it, often because they’ve bought in to popular “myths” about study in the health professions.

Here, we debunk five of them: