Tyler Junior College

Pre-Health Professions

Announcements (Internships, Meetings, Scholarships)

Links for these events will be updated each year as new information becomes available.



  • Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Watkins Endowed Scholarship - an academically competitive scholarship for pre-med students who enter TJC as residents of Gregg, Panola, Rusk or Smith county; students who complete the general TJC scholarship application form are considered for this scholarship

Summer Programs

  • Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) offered at the UT Health Science Center at Houston [application deadline in March] - a 6-week program to provide college freshman and sophomores with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop
  • UT Health Northeast Summer Research and Clinical Externship [application deadline in March] - a 4-week program for students interested in biomedical sciences that provides a stimulating hands-on experience in scientific research as well as direct observation of professionals in health care
  • Summer Optometry Institute (SOI) program at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry [application deadline in June] - a weeklong program designed to familiarize first generation and underrepresented minority students with optometry, contact school for details