Outreach Initiatives

McGovern Medical School has a number of community outreach opportunities for k-12 students and undergraduate students to prepare them for a future in health professions.

K-12 Programs

The objective of McGovern Medical School’s K-12 programs is to encourage and prepare students who are traditionally underrepresented in medicine to pursue a career in health professions. These programs are designed to foster a mentor-relationship with the medical students. The programs sponsor professional development, a case-based curriculum with hands on activities where students can learn and be engaged.

Aspirations in Medical Professions (AMP)

Health Careers Collaborative (HCC)

Pre-JAMP Symposium

We are always looking for energetic volunteers who want to give back!

College Student Programs

The college outreach programs aims at socio-economically disadvantage students in Texas and the nation. Both of these special programs were created to support and encourage highly qualified students to pursue a medical education.



Every year ODI and SNMA (Student National Medical Association) host a Pre-Health Professions conference. The conference is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to talk to deans of admissions from all six UTHealth schools: medical, dental, nursing, public health, biomedical informatics and graduate school of biomedical sciences.

Pre-Health Conference 


Students at UTHealth recognize the potential for activities that utilize diversity at our institution’s six schools: McGovern Medical School, School of Dentistry, Cizik School of Nursing, School of Public Health, MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School, and School of Biomedical Informatics.¬† UTHealthCares is a student driven inter-professional initiative to serve Houston’s undeserved population. It allows the students to engage, serve, and make an impact in their community.


For more information on any of these programs, please email: Jennifer.A.Ramos@uth.tmc.edu