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 group, with students from the UT Southwestern Medical School, School of Health Professions, School of Public Health, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences serving as mentors.

HPREP has been in existence for more than 30 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. 

We are happy to announce that 2024 HPREP will be in person. The dates will be:

  • Saturday, January 6
  • Saturday, January 13
  • Saturday, January 20

Applications for HPREP will be taken from October 27, 2023 – November 27, 2023.

Apply for HPREP

If you have any questions, please contact us.