The School of Health Professions provides resources like the Student Handbook and Trainee Resource Guide to give you all the information you will need during your educational experience with us.
The School of Health Professions catalog for the 2016-2018 Academic Years is currently in a review process prior to posting on our official school website.
This is due in part to the changes to the institutional website requirements.
If you have any related questions or concerns, please be sure to speak with your program director.
Commencement exercises will be held Friday, August 11, 2017. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Spring 2017 Textbook Information
Download Textbook Information (pdf) to see course requirements and recommendations.
Policies and Procedures
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Appearance and Demeanor
- Conduct and Discipline
- Conflict of Interest
- Criminal Background Check
- Disabilities, Students with
- Equal Educational Opportunity, Statement of
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Academic Policy #ACA1222) (pdf)
- Health Information for Students
- Health Insurance for Students
- Intellectual Property
- Religious Holy Days, Observance of
- Sexual Harassment
- Student Congress
- Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act
- Student Right to be Informed about Information Collected
- Student Travel (Academic Policy #ACA0019)
- Substance Abuse
Effective Spring 2014, students are allowed to bring water, but not food, into the second floor classrooms and study areas. No food or beverages are allowed in any other classroom or laboratory.
Academic Advising is initiated through the program director or education coordinator and administered by the dean.
MD Anderson's EAP
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at MD Anderson provides confidential assistance to all students of the SHP to resolve problems that affect their personal lives and performance on the job. The EAP offers professional assessment, guidance and referral services for personal counseling and legal issues in regular and emergency situations.
UT Counseling and WorkLife Services
SHP students also have access to the counseling component of the Employee Assistance Program at the UT Health Science Center (UTEAP). Limited services are also available for students' dependents.
Note: Academic counseling and advisement are separate services offered through the deans' offices of the School of Health Professions.
Our program of scholarships, grants, loans and jobs assures qualified students the opportunity to study at MD Anderson regardless of financial circumstances. Students may also apply for Alternative Loans, which are designed by private lenders to help students and their parents bridge the gap between a student's financial aid award and the actual cost of education. For more information, visit the Student Financial Aid Website.
University Housing is provided at a reasonable price and is a well-maintained quality living environment.
Human Resources issues new and replacement badges. Available on the MD Anderson intranet only.
For an informal and confidential resolution to conflict or complaints.
The ombudsman function is an informal, flexible and consistent mechanism for dealing with issues. It facilitates early and open communication and encourages negotiation as a method of settlement.
Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar follows commonly accepted practices in providing admission counseling, residency review, registration services, graduation check-out and transcript services.
Student Health Services
Students have a variety of options for non-emergency Health Care.
UT Health Service
7000 Fannin St., Ste. 1620
Houston, TX 77030
Conveniently located across the street from the METRO Transit Center at the corner of Fannin and Pressler in the Texas Medical Center. The building offers five floors of parking (to be paid by the student and is just minutes away from bus and rail stops.
Academic and Visa Administration (Visa Office)
The Visa office provides the following services for non-U.S. citizens at MD Anderson:
- Processing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications sponsored by the institution
- Processing and signing of immigration visa applications
- Coordination and administration of visa programs
- Maintenance of visa records
- Education related to visa processes and their requirements
Academic and Visa Administration - VISA
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
7007 Bertner Ave, S Tower 17th Floor
Houston, TX 77030-3907
After Hours: 713-606-5770
Note: The formal grievance policy and procedures for SHP students (both academic and non-academic) can be found in the School of Health Professions Student Catalog under Policies and Procedures, Grievance Procedure.
Career-Related Services on the Web
Career development and job search online books are available from the MD Anderson Research Medical Library.
- Opportunities in Biotechnology Careers
- 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions
- Getting Interviews
- The Medical Job Interview Secrets for Success
- Opportunities in Medical Technology Careers - Clinical Laboratory Science
Sampling of reserved books in the Student Affairs Office:
- 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions by Vicky Oliver
- The Elements of Resume Style by Scott Bennett
- Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions by Matthew J. Deluca
- The Interview Rehearsal Book: 7 Steps to Job-Winning Interviews by Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro
- The Job Search Solution by Tony Beshara
- The College Students Step by Step Guide to Landing a Job by Mike Krush
- Competency-Based Resumes: How to Bring Your Resume to the Top of the Pile by Robin Kessler
- Competency-Based Interviews: Master the Tough New Interview Style and Give Them the Answers That Will Win You the Job by Robin Kessler
- Resumes for Scientific and Technical Careers by Editors of BGM Career Horizons
Each student is assigned a locker through the Dean's office. Lockers are in various locations around the school.
Students should contact their Program Directors or faculty for mentoring.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP is available to students for personal counseling and legal assistance under regular and emergency situations.
Employee Wellness Department for Health & Well-Being
Available to students and managed by Human Resources, this department provides fitness programs, weight and wellness programs, individual coaching/counseling, sports programming and seasonal social events for all students. For more information, contact your Wellness Coach.
The student health and well-being wellness philosophy emphasizes the need for individuals to take responsibility for engaging in behaviors that develop optimal health. Our wellness activities are built from the National Wellness Institute's Six Dimensions of Wellness model.
Students should contact their Program Directors or faculty for tutoring.
Scholarships available through the MD Anderson Development office are administered through the Dean's office.
- School of Health Professions Student Congress
- Representation on the SACS Compliance Committee
- Representation on the Joint Student Affairs Council
- Representation on the Alumni & Faculty Association Steering Committee
- Representation on the UT System Student InterCouncil
Volunteer and Community Outreach Opportunities
List of Local Volunteer Services
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Houston - Interpreters (Cantonese or Mandarin), Bellaire, Texas 77401
Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston Information/Desk/Clinic Host, Houston, Texas 77002
StandUp For Kids - Stabilize and assist homeless kids, Houston, Texas
Harris County Psychiatric Center- Tutor for teens, Houston, Texas 77021
Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) - Crisis Hotline volunteers for domestic and sexual abuse, Houston, Texas 77019
Houston SPCA - Pet adoption counselor, Houston, Texas 77024
Houston Habitat for Humanity - Assist in building homes, assist in the office, work in the ReStore and help with special projects that benefit the organization, Houston, Texas
Institutional Outreach - UNITEDTOSERVE
Held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, United to Serve is a system-wide event that combines the volunteer efforts of students, faculty and staff across the UT System.
MD Anderson maintains a community outreach program for all students that is designed to meet specific community needs, such as food drives, Toys for Tots and Habitat for Humanity.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Network
The mission of MD Anderson GLBT Network is to establish a network of individuals who will identify the issues and concerns of GLBT employees and students, focusing on MD Anderson's core values and mission.