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Welcome to Inside Health Education

At Texas Health Education Service, we recognize the need for accurate and helpful educational resources about the pathway toward becoming a healthcare professional. TXHES has been at the forefront of developing innovative resources to help guide applicants and the pre-health community through the IHE Podcast, Courage Sessions and our online communities. 

Now, JAMP, TMDSAS, and TXHES combine efforts with our member institutions to produce a dedicated virtual space for aspiring pre-dental, pre-medical, and pre-veterinary professionals, and the pre-health community: the Inside Health Education newsroom.

Inside Health Education puts you in the know, bringing clarity to the process of applying to professional school, and expanding the renowned collaboration of TMDSAS to bring pre-health advisors and professional organizations together in support of our future health professionals. 

Our goal is that this space will prime your interest in the health professions, inspire you on your journey, and give you the courage to press forward towards achieving your dreams of becoming a health practitioner. 

This resource will be updated daily and used as a medium for our organization, our member institutions, health professions advisors, current students, and health practitioners to ensure that the Texas pre-health community is informed and ready to respond to the call of service. 



Matthew Meeks

About the author: Matthew is the chief editor of Inside Health Education and the executive director of the Texas Health Education Service. Matthew has a long history of working in college and university communications at the senior level, advising and speechwriting for several college presidents prior to joining TMDSAS as director in 2017. He also served in various leadership roles within university admissions at various public and private institutions in Texas. He has published a series of articles for admissions officers on enrollment management practices and marketing strategies, and sense-giving guides for applicants to professional schools. He also writes perspective pieces on international education and cultural exchange, having studied and worked internationally throughout his career in Europe, Latin-America, and the MIddle East. He is currently finalizing his capstone project for his doctorate on increasing engagement of under-represented minority alumni of international education programs at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. He holds degrees from Dallas Baptist University and University of Texas School of Continuing Studies.

Inside Health Education

Inside Health Education Editorial Team

Chief Editor
Matthew C. Meeks

Director of Communications
Enrique Jasso, Jr.

Managing Editors
Alanna Edwards
Paul Hermesmeyer

Senior Copy Managers
Dr. Joel Robles
Nichole Castillo

Section Editor
Breanna Bietz

Editorial Team
Cody Pannel

Staff Writers
Audrey Mason
Cindy Castillo
Desiree McDonald

Jennifer Koenig
Sue Fischer

Digital Communications 
Zuleima Melendez

Creative Direction
Weylin Neyra

Digital Media Production
Tanya Jasso