PATH Academy

The PATH Academy (Providing Access to HSC) offers a comprehensive pre-health and research preparation experience for college students. It focuses on molding students who embody the values of HSC through preparation and learning enrichment opportunities such as summer internships, clinical enrichment, personal and professional development sessions, and co-curricular activities.

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Program Perks:

1:1 Advising with HSC Admissions Advisors:   Individual admission and application guidance on HSC programs
Networking Opportunities:   Connect with current HSC students and alum
Peer Mentorship:   Peer matching with HSC students
Application Processing Fee Waiver:   $50 value
Summer Internship Invitation:   Opportunity to attend an exclusive HSC internship to gain valuable knowledge and experience in the health field
Completion Certificate:   Physical confirmation of program completion
Graduation Program Gala:   Celebration of program completion
Volunteer and Shadowing Guidance:   Connections to health field professionals, companies, and organizations in the DFW area


Track Opportunities:


Who Should Apply?

The program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care and/or research and who are looking for opportunities to prepare themselves and enrich their learning experience through hands-on experience, dedicated mentoring, and professional development workshops.

International Applicants: Prior to applying, please schedule a 1:1 advising session to ensure program eligibility.


Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must have:

  • Completed 24 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) from Texas Common Core
  • A Competitive GPA of 2.75
  • Completed Math and Science Prerequisites
    • Biology I w/ Lab*
    • Chemistry I w/ Lab*
    • Math (Algebra I or higher)
  • Submitted all required application materials:
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume
    • Transcripts
    • One Letter of Recommendation

*Must be for science majors, unless application is being made to the Public Health track

When to Apply?

Application due by July 1 of rising sophomore year.

All final transcripts and documents due by July 15 of rising sophomore year.

Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for early college and dual credit students.

How to Apply?

  • Complete the internal application form
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • Submit all official transcripts
  • Write a personal statement*
  • Participate in a Big Interview  (Assignment Code fc9df2)
  • Submit a resume

*Essay topic:

Describe how the PATH Academy aligns with your personal and professional goals, and how it will help you achieve your aspirations in the field of health sciences. Discuss your motivation for pursuing a career in this field, and how the various components of the PATH Academy, such as mentoring, clinical enrichment opportunities, and co-curricular activities, will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Finally, explain how you plan to give back to the community and make a positive impact through your work in health sciences.


Q.  Does admission to the PATH Academy guarantee admission to my chosen graduate program?
A.  No, but participating in the PATH Academy will help you become a competitive applicant and will be considered in the holistic review of your future application.

Q.  Are the prerequisites included in the required 24 semester credit hours?

Q.  What if I have completed more than 24 semester credit hours?
A.  You may choose which courses to use to add to your prerequisites to complete the required 24 SCH.  You must have at least a 2.75 GPA in these 24 SCH.

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