Health Professions Mentoring Program

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The University of Miami’s Health Professions Mentoring (HPM) Program is designed to prepare and strongly position students for admission to medical school through an enriched curriculum and academic and professional mentoring throughout their four years of college.

The HPM Program will prepare students to be competitive applicants to any medical school of their choice upon completion of their bachelor’s degree. The Program provides an enriching curriculum, where students participate in exclusive, hands-on and engaging courses. Some of the benefits include:

  • Multigenerational mentoring by faculty, medical school students, and advanced undergraduates
  • Professional development activities
  • Monthly meetings with special guest speakers in the medical profession
  • Early access to course registration
  • Enriched academic curriculum:
    • Enrollment in an HHMI Integrative Biology/Chemistry Research Lab course through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach during the first year of the program
    • Clinical Medicine course, taught by medical school faculty: HPM Program students are introduced to the art of diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and understanding of disease etiology via shadowing physicians in various departments, through case studies, and in simulation labs
  • MCAT course: If eligible, students will enroll in the prep course in the third year of the program

Visit our HPM Program FAQs for additional information. 

Eligibility Criteria

In addition to the Common Application and supporting application documents, students must complete the HPM Supplemental Application located in the applicant portal, which includes the following:

  • Personal history essay
  • List of extracurricular activities, awards, and/or personal achievements
  • Optional but highly recommend one additional letter from either a physician or a research mentor in the medical field. If you have never shadowed a physician or done research, this will not be necessary.

Residency

Please note that the HPM Program is currently limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Deadline

We will accept HPM Supplemental Application submissions until November 15. Please note that you must complete both the Common Application and the HPM Supplemental Application in order to be considered for the HPM Program.

Your complete HPM Supplemental Application is due by:

  • November 15 if you are applying under Early Decision I or Early Action
  • January 1 if you are applying under Early Decision II or Regular Decision

Supplemental applications are available in the applicant portal. Access to the portal will be granted once your admission application is received.

Contact Us

Sahar A. Khan
Health Professions Mentoring Program Coordinator
sxk1266@miami.edu
305-284-5176