Interested students must submit an application and be interviewed by a panel of HCMP program interns, coordinators, and directors. The applicants need to have completed several requirements that include course prerequisites in lower-division biology as well as medical terminology. Students will also need at least 80 volunteer hours at a hospital or clinical setting by the time of their Intern Semester–not necessarily by the time of applying.
After turning in the application along with a letter of recommendation, a transcript, a tentative schedule, and an essay, the students are evaluated. The field is narrowed, and the remaining applicants are interviewed. During the interview, the applicants are faced with questions regarding their knowledge of the medical field as well as medical ethics.
HCMP holds information sessions during the middle of the spring and fall semesters at The University of Texas at Austin. A downloadable copy of the application will be available starting the week of information sessions. Dates and locations of the sessions will be posted.