Through the Pre-Health Student Support Fund, we support students from across campus who have expressed interest in the health professions. This includes hosting speakers from across the professions, health college visits, training and certifications, community volunteerism and engagement, as well as our annual Health Professions Fair, which has grown to become one of the largest health fairs in the midsouth, bringing representatives from over 50 health colleges to the University of Memphis Campus.
Over the past 4 years, our Pre-Health student population has grown from around 900 students to more than 1,500 who currently identify as interested in a health profession. This is an extremely diverse group of high-achieving and high-activity students who pursue studies in STEM, Social Sciences, and Humanity programs as they pursue their ultimate goal of working in healthcare.
This year the University of Memphis is excited to announce that we now offer guaranteed interviews into UTHSC College of Medicine and Baptist College of Osteopathic Medicine here in Memphis Tennessee. This is a huge step forward in ensuring accessibility for our students as they pursue the competitive field of medicine. It also speaks to the high quality of Memphis students, including both their education and the experiences they accrue in such a diverse and culturally rich city.
With your support, we can work to continue to serve this growing population of students as we instill the very best qualities for future leaders of America. Our students are committed to becoming ethical leaders who are active in their community and show a deep passion for uplifting. Your support will open new pathways and opportunities both in the city, but also in the region to stimulate and engage our students.
One of the key areas we hope to grow is in our support and collaboration with our second state health institution, Eastern Tennessee State University. With a new model to "Bridge the State," we will work to increase opportunities and admissions of the University of Memphis students in their programs and ensure that Memphis students continue to increase accessibility while ensuring students can continue to take advantage of affordable in-state tuition and priority admissions.