Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)

HPREP student takes another girl's blood pressure
HPREP students learn to take blood pressure.


Due to the pandemic, we have had to adjust how HPREP is conducted. We will hold a virtual session on January 30 and February 6. There will presentations, lab tours, case reviews, day in life of medical/graduate/school of health profession students, and more – all done virtually.

You must still apply for HPREP. 

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

HPREP is conducted throughout January and February. 

HPREP has been in existence for more than 35 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. Most HPREP students are underrepresented minorities in medicine and/or economically disadvantaged individuals.

If you have any questions, please contact us.