Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)

HPREP student takes another girl's blood pressure
HPREP students learn to take blood pressure.

The Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) is an enrichment program that exposes high school students to medicine and science through a variety of workshops and hands-on activities. Students also participate in a college fair and mentoring groups, with students from the UT Southwestern Medical School, School of Health Professions, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences serving as mentors.

HPREP has been in existence for more than 38 years, with students enjoying workshops with topics such as:

  • CPR
  • Cow eye dissection
  • DNA extraction
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Suturing
  • Colorimetric assays
  • Infectious diseases

Students in 10th through 12th grades who are interested in medicine or science are encouraged to fill out an online application to attend HPREP. Most HPREP students are underrepresented minorities in medicine and/or economically disadvantaged individuals.

We are tentatively planning for an in-person HPREP in 2023. The dates will be:

  • Saturday, January 7
  • Saturday, January 14
  • Saturday, January 21
  • Saturday, January 28
  • Saturday, February 4

Applications for HPREP will be taken from October 18 – November 18.

Apply for HPREP

If you have any questions, please contact us.