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Welcome to Texas HPO's Scheduling System!

This system is only for currently enrolled UT Austin students. We will meet virtually with students from across the campus, regardless of major/school/college, who consider themselves pre-Health Professions students.


Please use our on-line system to set up an appointment ONLY if you are taking classes at UT during the Summer 2021 semester. Please check back daily if you do not see an open appointment as our calendar updates appointments daily and you can only see open appointments up to 21 days at a time. (Though the system may look like there are no appointments, we assure you there are, just continue to check back frequently.) 
PLEASE NOTE: BEGINNING JULY 1ST, HPO APPOINTMENTS CAN BE SCHEDULED THROUGH HANDSHAKE.

Newly admitted students and transfer students who are enrolling for Fall 2021 classes, please email us at hpo@austin.utexas.edu   


APPOINTMENT POLICIES: 


Coaching Appointments: 

  • Two (2) Health Professions coaching appointments per academic year with a professional HP Coach

  • These appointments reset in August for the next academic year

Additional Appointments During Application or Reapplication cycle: 

  • One (1)  Personal Statement Brainstorming appointment per application cycle

  • One (1)  Interview Prep appointment per application cycle

HP Peer Appointments: 

  • You can schedule up to two (2) peer appointments per week

Walk-In Wednesday: 

  • One (1) 15 minute meeting each Wednesday is allowed

  • First-come-first-served basis with no coach requests 

JAMP Ambassador Appointments: 

  • You can schedule up to two (2) appointments per week

Please do not schedule back-to-back appointments that are within the same week in our online system. 

Please cancel any appointments at least 24 hours in advance by emailing hpo@austin.utexas.edu 


WHO DO I MEET WITH? AN HP COACH OR AN HP PEER  ? 


Due to Covid-19, we are suspending our two-step appointment scheduling process until further notice. You are no longer required to meet with an HP Peer first before you meet with a Health Professions Coach.  

Please use the protocol below to decide with whom to schedule an appointment: 

Schedule an appointment directly with a Health Professions Coach for the following topics:

  • Progress checks ("How am I doing?; What else do I need to do?")

  • Application Strategies/resources

  • Choosing letter writers ("Who should I ask?")

  • Academic turnaround ("I am worried about my GPA")

  • Potential gap year planning/Post Bacc discussions

  • Academic dishonesty/legal issues

  • Choosing a health profession and/or changing to a different health profession pathway.

  • Interview Prep

  • Personal statement brainstorming

  • Q-drop / P/F & Add Drop questions

  • Reapplication strategies

  • Course registration & planning questions (eg. do you know if they are opening another section of XYZ and will it be in person, online or remote, how do I register for that?")

  • Study abroad timeline

  • Alumni or Post Bacc Student questions

Schedule an appointment with a HP Peer Student Mentor for the following topics:

  • How to use HPO services

  • Going over pre-requisites for chosen professions ("What do I have to take to get into X school?")

  • Shadowing opportunities (“how to find, the importance of, what is”)

  • Leadership opportunities (“how to find, the importance of, what are”)

  • Patient care experience (“how to find, the importance of, what is”)

  • Clubs/organizations

  • How to ask for letters of recommendation/evaluation

  • Course load ("Is this reasonable to take in one semester?")

  • Study habits/tutoring resources

  • Test-taking strategies

  • Please note: HP Peers are student undergrads and cannot speak to anyone about grades, MCAT scores, registration questions, Add-Drop or Q-Drop/P/F questions, course planning, GPA, gap year plans, travel abroad, or personal statements. Please schedule with an HP Coach for these questions.  

Schedule an appointment with a JAMP Ambassador for the following topics:

  • Want to learn more about JAMP at UT Austin

  • Applying to JAMP and have questions about the application process

  • Questions from current JAMP members or alternates 

Please note:

If you just have a quick question, please come to our Virtual Walk-In Wednesday's for a 15min meeting with an HP coach from 10am-12pm (last student seen at 11:45am) via Zoom. WIW for Spring: January 27th - May 5th.

We also offer Spring Virtual Drop-Ins for Add/Drop/Q-Drop/Pass/Fall - the days/times & zoom links can be found on the HPO website.


If you fall into one of the following categories, please email hpo@austin.utexas.edu for further information:

  • UT Austin Alum  
  • Prospective UT Austin non-traditional students  
  • High School students interested in UT Austin 
  • Newly admitted UT Student who will attend orientation and enroll in the Fall 2021 semester 
    • Please note: We will meet with newly admitted students after your first day of class in the Fall. Please visit our New Pre-Health Students  page to learn more about our office.

Health Professions Office contact info: Tel: 512-471-3172 or hpo@austin.utexas.edu