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Title: How to Succeed by REALLY Trying!

2014 Preview Day Pre-Health Professions
How to Succeed by REALLY Trying!
Contact Information
  • Debrah A. Beck, Ph.D.
  • JAMP Faculty Director
  • Assistant Dean of
  • Health Professions Programs

Patavia Whaley, M.H.R. Academic
Counselor Assistant Director ofHealth
Professions Programs
Madalyn Smith Academic Advisor
  • General Academic Building, Room 220
  • 940-565-2051
  • Email

Integrative Studies (BA BS)
Tailor the degree plan to your unique goals! Use
your time in college to study what is going to
make you as marketable as possible!
Choose 3 fields of study with 12 hours each.
Advising Office Advisors
Our Primary Goal Student Success AND Graduation!
  • What happens in the UNT CAS Advising Offices?
  • Academic Advising (major advising)
  • Health Professions Advising (in CAS)
  • Core and degree plan Advising (in CAS)
  • What do advisors do?
  • Help students choose a major
  • Help students find tutors
  • Help students choose classes
  • Help students choose a career
  • Help students stay on track
  • Help students get back on track

Health Professions
Health Professions
Occupational Therapist
Physician Assistant
Physical Therapist
Health Professions
Rehab Counselor Respiratory Therapist Speech-Langu
age Pathologist Phlebotomist Dental
Assistant Dental Hygienist Registered
Dietitian EMS personnel Health Care Services
Administrator Health Information
Manager/Administrator Medical Illustrator Medical
Interpreter Medical Librarian Radiation Therapy
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant
  • Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehab Specialist
  • Cardiovascular Rehab Specialist
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Diagnostic medical sonographer
  • Acupuncturist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Audiologist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Prosthetics Orthotics
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Mortuary Scientist
  • Social Worker
  • Counselors

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Explore Health Professions
  • Explore Health Careers
  • AHECs Texas H.O.T. Jobs
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • American Association of Medical Colleges
  • Virtual Mentor and AMA Journal of Ethics
  • http//

Tips for High School Students
  • Take chemistry, biology, and mathematics courses
  • Take Algebra as dual credit, AP credit, or as
    college credit before arriving at UNT
  • Earn AP credit and/or dual credit
  • Get a solid foundation in English composition or
    technical writing
  • Take Spanish or other foreign languages
  • Ongoing volunteer community service
  • Participate in Health Tech programs
  • Participate in HOSA activities
  • Participate in summer programs
  • Read books, newspapers, magazines

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Joint Admission Medical Program
  • State-wide Scholarship Mentoring Program
  • Only for pre-medical students

Qualifications for JAMP
  • In High School
  • Apply to a college or university
  • Take the SAT or ACT must score no less than the
    mean for the state of Texas
  • SAT in 2013 1437
  • ACT in 2013 20.9
  • Apply for Financial Aid through the Free
    Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must qualify for a Pell Grants or
  • Have an Estimate Family Contribution (EFC)
    rating of 8000.00 or less

Important Tips for ALL
These things matter!!!
  • Good grades
  • Good entrance test scores
  • Shadowing
  • Community service and medically-related experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Get involved!
  • Summer internships and enrichment programs
  • Become a member of AED and other health
    professions clubs
  • Join service organizations become an officer
  • Research, Honors College

Health Organizations at UNT
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Alpha Delta
  • Medically Dedicated Students Organization
  • Eagles Pre-Pharmacy Association
  • Pre-Dental Society
  • Future Dental Professionals
  • Pre-Vet Club
  • Pre-PT Club
  • Pre-PA Club
  • Pre-Optometry Club

Living Learning Communities
  • Residents Engaged in Academic Living (REAL)
  • We unite students, faculty, and staff by bridging
    in-class learning with out-of-class experience to
    achieve intellectually engaged communities
  • REAL Community Learning Outcomes
  • Increase confidence in choice of major
  • Increase awareness of career opportunities
  • Increase confidence in ability to talk with
    faculty and staff

2014 Preview Day Pre-Health Professions