Students - Health Professions Mentor Program (HPMP) Application

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Every student must fill out a new application, regardless of past participation In future years, returning participants may login using their username/password to edit their profile and resubmit their application for the next year

The Program

The Health Professions Mentor Program (HPMP) provides UCSD undergraduates the opportunity to form a relationship with a UCSD or community health professional who will serve as a mentor to assist in preparation for a future career in one of the health professions.

  • Matches will be made online, on a priority basis, first-come, first-served.
  • Each student is guaranteed one meeting with their chosen mentor.
  • At the end of each visit you will decide together whether further visits would be helpful, and will schedule your next meeting, if so.
  • Matching will occur year round, as long as there are mentorship openings. The mentorship may consist of only one visit or may continue through the school year or beyond. Any mutually agreed upon number of visits is allowed. Visits occur at a frequency, date and time agreed upon by both parties.
  • During these meetings you might interview your mentor about their education and experience and you may want to discuss application strategies. You may be asked to research a topic and report back your findings to your mentor for discussion. You may be introduced to your mentor’s colleagues, who may also offer activities and advice for you. Any activity you both deem worthwhile is acceptable.
  • Participants will agree to comply with all aspects of the program, including taking an online training on professionalism, keeping an online journal after each visit with your mentor, and filling out an evaluation at the end of the mentorship.
  • All participants will be expected to maintain a professional demeanor at all times during the mentorship.
  • The Health Professions Mentor Program is no longer allowed to arrange shadowing experiences for students. Your mentor may allow you to shadow, at their own discretion and by their own arrangement.
  • After your mentorship is complete, you may apply for another mentor.

UCSD undergraduates and alumni who are enrolled in the Health & Medical Professions Preparation Program (HMP3) are eligible to apply for the Health Professions Mentor Program (HPMP).

  • Priority is given to seniors and juniors with a 3.0 overall GPA and above.
  • Sophomores and alumni are eligible if there are enough mentors.
  • Bonus points for GPA may also be taken into consideration.
Application Procedure

A completed Health Professions Mentor Program application includes the following:

  1. If not already enrolled as an active member, enroll for the current academic year.
  2. Submit the online application. Your academic record may be verified by the HMP3 coordinator.
  3. After choosing your mentor, you will attend a drop-in appointment with the HMP3 Coordinator to turn in your paperwork, consisting of three legal documents and your list of goals for the mentorship. Your mentorship will be approved and you will receive your mentor's contact information at this appointment.
Application Deadline

Applications are accepted year round, for both mentors and mentees. Mentor matching will continue as long as there are mentors available. There are no specific deadlines to be met at this time, but this is subject to change.