Up to 6 graduating DHSHP students are selected to attend the University of Houston as part of the Houston Premedical Academy (HPA). These students also receive provisional acceptance into Baylor College of Medicine (if they meet the necessary requirements which are outlined in the flyer). The entire program lasts eight years, from entrance into the HPA at UH through graduation from BCM.
The Houston Premedical Academy (HPA) is a partnership between the Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions (DHSHP), the University of Houston (UH) and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). It is a special undergraduate program at UH specifically for DeBakey High School for Health Professions graduates interested in becoming physicians. Through an academically rich and supportive environment, the HPA program enables students to make their career choices and medical school selection at the same time.