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 35 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 2022. The dates will be:

  • Saturday, January 8
  • Saturday, January 15
  • Saturday, January 22
  • Saturday, January 29
  • Saturday, February 5

Applications for HPREP will be taken from October 18 – November 26.

Apply for HPREP

If we are unable to proceed with HPREP, you will be notified.

If you have any questions, please contact us. hprep@utsouthwestern.edu