What is MPI?
The Medical Professions Institute here at the University of Texas at El Paso is the Pre-Health advising institution that assists students considering careers in health-related occupations prepare their path to success. The institution serves as a resource for UTEP current or future students and alumni who are exploring, preparing and/or applying to health professional programs.
The MPI Director, Dr. Gail L. Arnold provides advising for students that are seeking pre-health guidance by offering several academic services (see below), resourceful information, personal feedback, and direction so students can build an effective path to success.
We help students develop a plan to incorporate community service, clinical exposure, and MCAT prep while ensuring students can do all of this and still complete their graduate program in a timely manner.
Welcome pre-health students from all majors!
Regardless of what major students decide to study from biology to English - they are still able to take part in a pre-health/medical path and join a graduate-level health-profession school. As future applicants, students are expected to complete the pre-requisite courses required by the desired - medical, dental, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant or veterinary school.
For MPI it is extremely important that our students are competitive as they can be! We believe that students have the best chance of being successful with their medical school application when they ENGAGE IN EARLY ADVISING, our number one priority.
It is very important that students understand that the path to becoming a competitive applicant for a health profession program requires a great deal of dedication, preparation, and planning.
Health profession programs are looking for students that are able to demonstrate throughout their studies and application period they developed strong academic credentials and acquired strong service principles. Students should be able to exhibit through their application that they participated in enriching experiences that exposed them to health occupations and have the capability to reflect on experiences, and convey themselves with exceptional communication skills.
You will find throughout our webpage information (general pre-requisite courses, academic and social involvement, volunteering, clinical exposure, and application process information) offering you a big picture of what a path into a health profession looks like. To get started click HERE.
Wherever you find yourself in the process of becoming a healthcare professional, MPI is here to support and guide you into success.