Interested in pursuing the Health Professions? Here’s where to start!

The College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences prepares students who want to apply to programs in the health professions after graduation.

What are the Health Professions?

Many students believe they must major in science to pursue these careers, but that is not true. You only need to:

  • Take the necessary prerequisite courses for the program in which you’re interested
  • Do well on the standardized admissions test
  • Volunteer with underserved populations
  • Obtain some clinical experience

You can find some more information, job sites, and general links at the bottom of this page.

Health Pathways

Medical (MD)

Admissions Process:

Med School Application
UAMS Little Rock
Medical School Admission Requirements
Pre-reqs

Financial Aid:

Fee Assistance Program
HPSP Medical School Scholarship
Army Scholarship
Rural Practice Scholarship
Loan Repayment

Test Resources:

MCAT Registration
Best Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep
Princeton Review Test Prep
Practice Exams
Fee Assistance Program

Additional Resources:

General Resources (Aspiring Docs, Getting into Med School, Deciding if Med is for You)
Med Student Network
Shadowing

Osteopathic (DO)

Admissions Process:

DO School Application
General Admission Requirements
Pre-reqs
Application Instructions
NYITCOM Jonesboro
ARCOM Fort Smith

Financial Aid:

Fee Assistance Program
ARHEG
HPSP Medical School Scholarship
Army Scholarship
Loan Repayment

Test Resources:

MCAT Registration
Best Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep
Princeton Review Test Prep
Practice Exams
Fee Assistance Program

Additional Resources:

Shadowing
Med Student Network

Dental

Admissions Process:

Dental School Application
Admissions Process
Schools for Arkansans
Pre-reqs

Financial Aid:

Fee Assistance Program
ARHEG
NHSC Scholarship
Army Scholarship
Loan Repayment

Test Resources:

DAT Registration
DAT Fee Waiver
Fee Assistance Program
Kaplan Test Prep

Additional Resources:

Dental Student Network
Finding a Dentist to Shadow

Veterinarian

Admissions Process:

Vet School Application
Application Instructions
Pre-reqs
Prerequisite Chart
LSU Baton Rouge
University of Missouri CVM
Tuskegee University
OSU Stillwater
Schools for Arkansans

Financial Aid:

Fee Reimbursement Program
ARHEG
Army Scholarship
Loan Repayment

Test Resources:

Fee Reimbursement Program
GRE Registration
Best Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep

Additional Resources:

Vet Student Network
Finding a Vet to Shadow

Pharmacy

Admissions Process:

Pharmacy School Application
Preparing to Apply
Pre-reqs
Application Instructions
Application Process/Checklist
UAMS Little Rock
Harding University Searcy

Financial Aid:

Fee Waiver
Loan Repayment

Test Resources:

PCAT Registration
Fee Waiver
Kaplan Test Prep

Additional Resources:

Pharmacy Student Network
Shadowing/Internships

Physician Assistant

Admissions Process:

PA Application
Become a PA
Pre-reqs
UAMS Little Rock
Harding University Searcy

Financial Aid:

NHSC Scholarship
HPSP Medical School Scholarship
Army Scholarship
VA Scholarship

Test Resources:

GRE Registration
Best Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep

Additional Resources:

Finding a PA to Shadow
Clinical Hours

Physical Therapy

Admissions Process:

Admissions Process
Pre-reqs, UAMS; Pre-reqs, UCA.
PTCAS Registration
UCA Conway
Harding University Searcy
ASU Jonesboro

Test Resources:

GRE Registration
Best Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep

Additional Resources:

Prospective Student Info
PT Student Network
Finding a PT to Shadow

Occupational Therapy

Admissions Process:
OT Schools in Arkansas
Pre-reqs
Test Resources:

OT Exam

Additional Resources:

OT Student Network
Observation Hours
Gain OT Experience

Other Avenues of Health/Undecided

UAMS College of Health Professions
Baptist Health College
Which Health Career is Best for You?

Professional Resources

Pre-Health Recruiter

Any health field, can assist with volunteer service opportunities, exam preparation, mentoring/shadowing programs, and more. Our regional recruiter is Renish Ward, rvward@UAMS.edu, 601-502-7412.

Pre-Health Adviser at UA Little Rock

GENERAL/NOT SPECIFIC TO ANY ONE PRE-HEALTH TRACK

Medical Volunteering

Baptist Health Medical Center
UAMS
CARTI
12th Street Health Clinic
Harmony Health
AR Children’s Hospital

Non-Medical Volunteering

Big Brothers Big Sisters
AR Kids Read
Children International
Little Rock Animal Village
Pulaski County Animal Shelter
Arkansas Dream Center
Arkansas Food Bank
Autism Speaks
BEST Robotics
Camp Aldersgate
Habitat for Humanity
Girl Scouts
Boy Scouts
Keep Arkansas Beautiful
Harmony in Hooves
Heifer International
Little Rock Zoo
Miracle League
Museum of Discovery
Nature Conservatory
Our House
Ronald McDonald House
Special Olympics
UA Little Rock Campus Garden
Women and Children First
LR Compassion Center
World Services for the Blind
Kaleidoscope Grief Center
United Way Match Site
Volunteer Match Site
Volunteer Match Site 2

Clinical Jobs

Scribe
PCT
Pharmacy Tech
Veterinary Tech
RDA
Dental Assistant
Jobs at UAMS
Jobs at Baptist Health
Jobs at St. Vincent
Jobs at AR Children’s Hospital
Research – UAMS ED RA

Additional Info

Some applications, such as the medical school applications, require a professional headshot for primary or secondary applications. There are a variety of resources available, and the university also has free headshot opportunities, generally in the spring. Reach out to the Trojan Career Closet, currently headed by Amber Wolf, 501-569-8240.

Additionally, the Trojan Career Closet provides professional clothing at no cost to any UA Little Rock student. This may come in handy for a professional school interview.

Pre-Health Club: facebook.com/UALRHEALTH, Instagram: @ualr_prehealthclub, (Dr. Lewis? Contact info?)

FAFSA – can be used after undergrad to earn professional school scholarships