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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 (HPP)

HPP is intended for those juniors, seniors, and alums considering applying to medical/dental school in the upcoming spring/summer cycle. Plan to enroll by November prior to the spring of application. 

Upon submission of required HPP documents (ideally in January or February) you’ll be able to self-schedule an HPP Review Appointment through Handshake. This is your opportunity to receive individualized feedback from the Health Professions Advisor.

Enrolling in HPP

HPP will re-open in the fall for those juniors, seniors, and alums considering application to medical/dental school the following May. Check back here in October for HPP Enrollment Request instructions.