Student Diversity and Inclusion – College/Pre-Med Programs

Programs Sponsored by UT Southwestern

UT Southwestern Research and Health Careers Conference (formerly the Pre-Med Conference)

The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion hosts the Research & Health Careers Conference each year in early fall. The Conference is for students interested in careers in medicine or biomedical research. Attendees hear from representatives from all three schools at UT Southwestern – the Medical School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and School of Health Professions.

Partnership Programs

A SURF student and faculty members in front of the student's poster.
SURF participants.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at UT Southwestern’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience designed for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in biomedical research. Fellows spend 10 weeks (beginning in early June and ending mid-August) pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.

The Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program

The Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program is designed to provide college students in Senatorial District 23 the opportunity to secure and actively participate in internships that will provide them with viable employment experience in their majors or fields of interest.

Parkland Academy – Career Observation Program

Observers witness firsthand the work environment, occupation in practice, the value of professional training, and potential career options. The experience is designed to increase career awareness, fulfill education/application requirements, and help model behavior through example.

Parkland External Affairs Internship

Join the community relations and communications team at Parkland and gain valuable experience in the field of public affairs.

Parkland Auxiliary Collegiate Fellows Program

The Parkland Auxiliary Collegiate Fellows Program is a paid summer job at Parkland for college students interested in pursuing a career in health care. This program begins the first week of June and ends the first week of August.

Parkland Hospital Volunteer Opportunities

Parkland has various volunteer opportunities for those 18 years and older. People from all walks of life volunteer at Parkland in areas all across the hospital.

Children’s Medical Center Volunteer Opportunities

The Student Volunteer Program is open to high school and college students, 16 years of age and older, interested in donating their time serving patients and families of Children’s Health.

Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP)

Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) provides undergraduate and medical school scholarships, summer internships, and mentoring and personal assistance to qualified students. Students selected for JAMP who satisfy both academic and nonacademic requirements of the program are guaranteed admission to one of the medical schools in Texas. All nine Texas medical schools and 67 public and private four-year undergraduate institutions participate in JAMP.