In addition to our programs for high school students, UT Southwestern encourages college students to learn more about careers in medicine, science, and research. We support programs that increase career awareness and provide valuable employment experience.
- UT Southwestern Research and Health Careers Conference
The Office of Student Empowerment and Engagement hosts the Research & Health Careers Conference each year, with the next one planned for the spring of 2022. 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.
Summer Research Programs
- AMGEN Scholars Program at UT Southwestern (AMGEN)
The AMGEN Scholars Program at UT Southwestern’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is designed to provide an intensive research experience to outstanding undergraduates who have the goal of pursuing a research-intensive career (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in the field of biomedical science. Scholars take part in an intensive, full-time, 10 weeks, hands-on residential summer research program in leading-edge UT Southwestern research laboratories.
- 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
In the 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 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.