Health Professions Advising (HPA) Office Programs
Learn about the programs managed or co-managed by the HPA Office at UM-Dearborn. Be part of advising, mentoring, professional schools visits, clinical research or pre-health professions student groups while you are on your pre-Health Professions student journey.
Advising Sessions by HPA Director
HPA New Student Sessions (HPA NSS)
Want to get ready to be pre-med, pre-dent, pre-pharm, pre-optometry, pre-vet, pre-PA, pre-PT, pre-OT, pre-Genetic Counseling?
Each Fall, Winter, Spring, HPA NSS are offered to new (freshmen or transfer students) at UM-Dearborn. Given in-person or by Zoom, the HPA NSS cover all of the basics you need to know to be a HP Track student at UM-Dearborn and successful applicant to Health Professions graduate school. Courses, extra-curriculars, clinical expectations, application strategies, "what's your mission?" and more! Come ready to learn!
The Fall 2021 Sessions are completed. In January 2022, new HPA NSS will occur. Please stay tuned to this site for the posting of the virtual sessions.
Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program
The University of Michigan-Dearborn, in partnership with Madonna University and St. Mary Mercy Health System, created and manages the Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program (EMRAP) since 2015-16.
Each year, through a very competitive application process, 8-10 UM-Dearborn upperclass pre-Health Professions students participate in the program. Currently 10 UM-Dearborn pre-Med track or pre-physician assistant track students are EMRAP associates.
Health Professions Schools Information Fair
HPA Office in partnership with Career Services created and implements the annual HP Schools Info Fair annually in March for all UM-Dearborn pre-Health Professions track students.
In March 2019, 101 UM-Dearborn pre-Health Professions track students attended and 32 graduate Health Professions schools recruited including all seven state of Michigan medical schools and many other graduate Health Professions schools from Michigan and around the country. Due to COVID-19, the event was canceled in March 2020.
In March 2021, 235 UM-Dearborn and UM-Ann Arbor pre-Health Professions track students attended a virtual week long event with 40 plus schools represented by 25 Universities and programs. The 2021 UM-Dearborn Health Professions Schools Information Fair was a great success! Thank you to all who participated.
Pre-Med Alumni Mentoring Program
In 2015, UM-Dearborn alumni, Mariam Ayyash, MD '19 UMMS, '13 B.S., and Zeinab Rizk, MD, '17 UMMS, '13 B.S., founded the UM-Dearborn Pre-Med Alumni Mentoring Program, in partnership with the HPA Office, and the Office Alumni Engagement.
UM-Dearborn pre-med, pre-PA and pre-podiatry students participate in this program through a competitive application process each fall semester. Currently, 49 pre-med track students are partnered with 36 UM-Dearborn alumni who are in medical schools in the state of Michigan or in the mid-west.
Read more about this amazing program in the Spring 2019 Legacy.
UM-Dearborn partnership with MSU CHM EAP
Do you have college years of service working with underserved communities? If you are truly committed to serving the medically underserved locally (Michigan) and globally as a physician, then Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine (CHM), the allopathic (MD) medical school, maybe for you! See MSU CHM Admissions.
UM-Dearborn formed a partnership with MSU CHM Early Assurance Program (EAP). You can read more about the partnership. This is not an early decision program. Rather, if MSU CHM is your first-choice medical school and your mission is their mission, than the MSU CHM EAP is something you may want to pursue.
Learn more when MSU CHM visits campus each fall to share information about their medical school (CHM) and the EAP. Set up an appointment with the HPA Director to find out how to prepare your EAP application because the application cycle is not the same as the typical cycle. Please note: The UM-Dearborn MSU CHM EAP is not for UM-Dearborn alumni, or those seeking an early-decision program, or those already in the current MD or DO application cycle.
HOW TO REACH US
Currently enrolled UM-Dearborn students or alumni:
Email is best way to reach any member of the HPA Team
- The HPA Team works in the HPA Office in START on M-F, 8 am - 5 pm with HPA appointments held 9 am - 4 pm, M-F.
- HPA Director appointments are virtual only.
- Request an appointment by the HPA Office email or through the START front desk to meet with any member of the HPA Team.
Please follow the HPA appointment policy and instructions sent after your HPA New Student Session or beginning of the semester to request a HPA appointment.