TYLER – This fall, the University of Texas at Tyler will launch the new UT Tyler Pre-Med Academy. It’s a program to help students succeed in getting admitted to and being well-prepared for top medical schools across the nation. The new program will also focus on encouraging East Texas high school students to consider careers in medicine. The academy will operate through the College of Arts and Sciences. This is the latest addition to the University’s portfolio of medical-related programs. Others are the nationally ranked School of Nursing, the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy and the Department of Health and Kinesiology.