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HPM CohortThe Health Professions Mentoring (HPM) Program is designed to prepare students for admission to medical school through an enriched curriculum as well as academic and professional mentoring. HPM will prepare students to be competitive applicants to any medical school of their choice upon completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Program Overview

The Program provides an enriching curriculum, where students participate in tailored and engaging courses. HPM students pictured with staff following a monthly event.

  • First Year
    • Guaranteed HHMI Integrative Biology/Chemistry Research Lab course enrollment
  • Second Year
    • Clinical Medicine course introducing the art of diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and understanding of disease etiology via shadowing physicians in various departments, through case studies, and in simulation labs.
    • This course is held on the medical campus and taught by Miller School of Medicine faculty.
  • Third Year
    • Personalized MCAT Prep Course providing expertly made on-demand lessons, workshops, and study materials.
Additional 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.


Admission to the HPM Program is by invitation only.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission will identify eligible students through their UM application.  Invitations to participate will be sent to applicants with their general UM admission notification. Eligibility is determined by an applicant's choice of major and interest in pre-health professions.

Program Contact

Allie Ligorria

HPM Program Coordinator
Phone: 305-284-3262


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