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Outreach Efforts

Similar to UT Southwestern Medical School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and School of Public Health, the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions is dedicated to engaging with and supporting its community. Throughout the academic year, our programs and departments conduct discipline-specific outreach initiatives that enhance their curricula and deliver essential services.

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First Dance Outreach

Outreach activities within the School of Health Professions provide students with opportunities to apply classroom knowledge while giving back to their community. These activities are typically aligned with education program objectives, such as:

  • Students in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program assist at a weekly free clinic hosted by Trinity Ministry for the Poor.
  • Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program serve as primary caregivers for children with mobility challenges at Camp John Marc.
  • As a school, we actively participate in the STARS program, which introduces secondary school students and teachers to best practices in basic and clinical sciences.
  • Students from all programs participate in United to Serve, an annual spring health fair event aimed at educating underserved adolescents and their families about good health practices.
  • Through their involvement in the in the Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP), our students have the chance to educate and mentor high school students aspiring to pursue careers in health professions.
  • The Student Affairs Committee facilitates opportunities for our student body to engage with the community by coordinating annual food or clothing drives tailored to meet the needs of specific populations.