Honors Program in Medicine
The Honors Program in Medicine (HPME) is offered to mature high school seniors with strong academic ability and achievement who seek careers in medicine or medical science. Students can earn both a Bachelor of Science (BS) and a Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD) in 7 or 8 years.
Students undergo a highly selective screening process and are admitted simultaneously to the College of Arts and Sciences to the School of Medicine. Accepted students are assured of a place in medical school after 3 or 4 calendar years of undergraduate work.
Applicants to the Honors Program in Medicine must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States with an alien registration receipt card in their possession at the time of application. Residents of any state may apply. Only students who are in their last year of high school are considered and students who have graduated from high school are ineligible to apply.
To be considered students must:
- Have a combined SAT1 score of 1400 (combined Math and Critical Reading scores) or an ACT score of 32 and an unweighted GPA of 3.75
- Meet the SAT II score requirement of at least 600 in Math, and one science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
- Have completed eight semesters of English and mathematics and two semesters each of biology and chemistry by the time they graduate from high school.
- Complete the common application for Admission to the University of Miami. We strongly recommend students submit their applications for general admission by November 1 of their senior year in high school.
- Complete a supplemental application form for the Honors Program in Medicine.
In addition to the Honors Program in Medicine, The Miller School of Medicine offers The Miami Model for Health Professions Education summer camps which will prepare students from disadvantaged backgrounds to successfully compete for admission to, and graduation from, allied and health professional schools, especially medicine.
In past years, the program has had an amazing success rate of 90%: 60% of the participants going onto medical school and 30% continuing onto various health professional programs.
Visit the Department of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs for more information.