The UCSD Health and Medical Professions Preparation Program (HMP3) provides undergraduates with enriching experiences that will enhance their preparation for admission into professional school in the medical and other health professions.
Through collaborations with the UCSD School of Medicine, faculty, community health care providers and others, HMP3 provides members with stimulating experiences designed to expand the mind and increase qualifications for entry into the health professions. HMP3 also guides members to other campus resources available to pre-health professions students.
HMP3 weekly e-mail – HMP3 members receive weekly e-mails from the HMP3 Coordinator, detailing upcoming events, activities, and opportunities for pre-health professionals at UCSD.
Health Professions Mentor Program – The Health Professions Mentor Program (HPMP) provides an inside look at the student's desired profession, plus the opportunity to develop a relationship with a professional mentor in the field. UCSD undergraduate participants are paired with health care professionals in their field of choice, gaining invaluable experience designed to make them more competitive in the application process.
Applications open in June, with mentor matching occurring in fall quarter (the program is now closed for 2013-14 and will reopen for registration in late summer or early fall for 2014-15)
The program continues to the end of the school year in June.
Priority is given to junior and senior level students, and the number of mentors is limited.
Pre-Professional Seminars – HMP3 offers a variety of pre-professional seminars designed to provide insight into the health professions, to stimulate further exploration of the field and to encourage thoughtful decision-making. Speakers include practicing health professionals in a variety of fields, medical school faculty, current medical students, and community partners. HMP3 members receive e-mail notification of upcoming seminars.
Test Prep Scholarships – HMP3 members may apply for scholarships for entrance exam prep courses offered through Kaplan and The Princeton Review. Priority consideration is given to HMP3 members with demonstrated financial need. Scholarships are awarded during the fall and spring quarters.
Applications are available in September and April. Contact AEP for details.
To apply, complete an application and deliver it to Student Center Building B, 2nd Floor East.
Membership in HMP3 is available to all UCSD undergraduates interested in careers in the health professions, such as medicine, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, physical therapy and many more.