The Office of Minority Student Affairs offers several programs throughout the year that seek to enhance a student’s knowledge of health professions as well as medical school. These programs allow the students to interact with UT Southwestern Medical Center's diverse medical students and health care professionals.

The purpose of these programs is to recruit minority students into health care fielda and offer mentoring opportunities to high school students, college students, medical students, and faculty. 

Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program

Named in honor of the renowned Dallas African-American physician and educational advocate, the Conrad Program assists students in acquiring paid internships along with character building education and community service projects. Learn more about the Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program at UT Southwestern.

Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program

The Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) is an academically challenging enrichment program that offers minority and underrepresented high school students a glimpse of education and career opportunities in health care professions. Taught by UT Southwestern medical, graduate, and health professions students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds, HPREP helps high school students to understand the level of commitment needed to pursue a future in science and medicine.

Joint Admissions Medical Program

Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) targets first year undergraduates who are highly qualified and economically disadvantaged who have interests in pursuing a medical education. JAMP is based on our campus and extends over three summers of college to provide a formalized curriculum designed to develop these students’ knowledge of fundamental scientific concepts. Funding sources are provided by state allocation. UT Southwestern has hosted JAMP since 2003. 


Mentoring is available to underrepresented minority medical students who are currently enrolled at UT Southwestern Medical School. Having a mentor contributes to the success of the medical student and will provide students a valuable resource that will guide them through their medical school years and provide guidance in their professional and personal development. 

Annual Premed Conference

The annual one-day conference provides information to minority college students on applications to medical and graduate schools in the biomedical sciences. 

Parkland Collegiate Fellows Program

The Parkland Collegiate Fellows Program is a summer internship sponsored collaboratively by UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital

Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern

Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern (STARS) was developed in 1991 to improve the quality of science education in North Central Texas. STARS has since grown to serve more than 5,000 teachers and 30,000 students.