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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+

Juniors, seniors, and alums who aren’t enrolled in a post-baccalaureate premedical program are eligible to participate in HPP+. It is intended for those considering applying to medical/dental school in the upcoming spring/summer cycle. Early enrollment in HPP+ (November/December) is encouraged to  help you prepare for application submission when the cycle opens in May (for matriculation to medical / dental school one year later). 

Upon completion of the first draft of your portfolio (ideally in January or February) you’ll be able to self-schedule a Readiness Assessment Discussion (RAD) through Handshake. The RAD is your opportunity to receive individualized feedback from the Health Professions Advisor.

Enrolling in HPP+

HPP enrollment has closed for the 2024 application cycle. Revisit this page in November/December 2023 for information about HPP25 enrollment.