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Had I not attended TCU, I am not sure that I ever would have been accepted in to dental school.  My personal relationship with the professors helped so greatly with my letter of recommendation and I was told that it was one of the best, letters they had ever reviewed.

-Kris Blodgett, D.M.D – TCU Class of 1996, Dentist in Portland, Oregon

TCU doesn't just give you the degree you need to move on, TCU gives its students an education and the promise that they will succeed.

- Hayden Fuller - TCU Class of 2012, Student at University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

The Pre-Health Professions Team was so supportive and helpful when I was applying to medical school.  That support meant so much and helped me get accepted.

- Diane Hesselbrock, M.D. - TCU Class of 1996, Neurologist in Richmond, VA

The program has done so much to help young people achieve their goals.

- Dan Doss, D.D.S. - TCU Class of 1974, Pediatric Dentist in Fort Worth

Few Pre-Health programs can boast medical school acceptance rates in the range of 80 to 95% that have remained steady for the past ten years.

- Jim Wagner, M.D. -Associate Dean for Student Affairs, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

The leadership, mentorship, and extracurricular experience that I gained through the Pre-Health Professions Program was a distinct advantage in helping me gain admission into my first choice medical school.

- Wendy Wright Seigler, TCU Class of 1994, Medical Director of the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit at Emory University Hospital Midtown

Volunteer Opportunities

TCU's AED chapter has partnered with several service organizations in the Fort Worth community. Everyone who is interested in the Pre-Health professions, not just AED members, are welcome to participate in AED volunteer activities.

Heroes for Children:
Heroes for Children is an organization that supports the families of children diagnosed with cancer. Every year AED hosts a Christmas Party with Heroes for Children for families with children undergoing treatment at Cook Children's Hospital. Families are provided with gifts for their children as well as Christmas trees and decorations to help them celebrate the holiday.

AED students raise money and shop for gifts as well as organize the Christmas party; playing Santa and providing games, crafts, music, and a light meal for the families.

Opportunities at Cook Children's Hospital:
TCU students can volunteer in the Cook Children's Hospital and help with our special events held there monthly. Volunteers play games and work on arts and crafts projects with patients. This is a great opportunity to work with children and help to support families whose children are undergoing treatment.

The first step in becoming a volunteer is to attend an informational session held at the beginning of each semester. Contact Jill Duncan in the Pre-Health office for additional information.

Frogs for the Cure:
Frogs for the Cure was founded at Texas Christian University in 2005 to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. This organization works to raise funds and awareness about breast cancer. Each year, TCU hosts a Frogs for the Cure football game. Breast cancer survivors participate in a celebration at halftime where they are invited onto the field. Frogs for the Cure is an opportunity to reach out to the community and serve others outside of TCU in the city of Fort Worth.

Every year in the fall, AED members plant hundreds of pink flags in the lawn in front of Sadler Hall. Each flag represents members of the TCU community who have been impacted by breast cancer. These flags serve as a reminder to all about the importance of the battle against breast cancer and the prevalence of this disease in our own community. Other activities where AED students get involved is flamingo flocking throughout the TCU community, and participating in the annual Frogs for the Cure music video.