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Our Health Professions Portfolio+ process (HPP+) affords UVM students and alums an innovative approach to comprehensive preparation for medical or dental school. 

Increasingly, medical / dental schools are looking for candidates who can demonstrate maturity and have deep insights into the realities and challenges of the profession.  One of the best ways to do this is through an introspective reflection of your clinical experiences and the lessons learned regarding access to healthcare and healthcare disparities, to name a few.

A primary purpose of the HPP+ is for potential applicants to self-evaluate the strength of their current candidacy and to reflect on whether the upcoming application cycle is the right cycle to initiate an application.

When to begin your Health Professions Portfolio+

The Health Professions Portfolio+ is available to and encouraged for all potential juniors, seniors, and alums considering application to medical school in the upcoming summer cycle. HPP+ enrollment is open November 1 - Febraury 1 annually.

Upon completion of the first draft of your portfolio (in January) you’ll be able to self-schedule a Readiness Assessment Discussion (RAD) through Handshake. The RAD is a formal, one-hour appointment with the Health Professions Advisor to discuss specific feedback regarding the HPP+ and opportunities to strengthen your candicacy.

Enrolling in HPP+

Check back after November 1st for instructions on how to request enrollment in the Health Professions Portfolio+