MHP Orientation, Class of 2023

Welcome MHP Class of 2023!

  We are pleased to welcome to the Medical Honors Program, and the UF COMM Community, our Class of 2023! Mohammed Ali Mallika Bhatta Dionne Blake Phoebe Jin Matthew Johnson […]

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Scholarships help 4th-Year Medical Student Realize Dreams

June 26, 2018 — Growing up in Komsomolsk, Ukraine, a mining town on the banks of the Dnipro River, Anastasiya Yakovenko saw her future mapped out in front of her: […]


MHP Alumna Named a 2018 Outstanding Young Alumnus

April 14, 2018 — When Dr. Sarah Vinson give talks at conferences and meetings around the nation, she begins by describing herself. “I’m a dark-skinned black woman living in a racist, […]


On the Same Page! Commencement 2018

Each year, Commencement ceremonies held at our health colleges remind us of our raison d’être. Commencement is a time when we are prompted to think back to our roots — […]

Ly Velez with donations for Puerto Rico

MHP alum organizes Puerto Rico relief initiative, hosts donation drive

Current UF COM student, Ly Velez, seeks to help those in Puerto Rico rebuild after the devastation of 2 hurricanes.

MHP Alumni honored for their outstanding work

  Congratulations to Roshan Prabhu, MD, MSc and Patrick Tighe, MD, MS for receiving the UF Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumni Award! To read more on their accomplishments, click here.

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The Medical Honors Program (MHP), formerly Junior Honors Medical Program (JHMP), is an accelerated 7 Year B.S./M.D. program offered by the University of Florida. Admission is open to all possible candidates who are United States citizens or permanent residents.

The program is intended for undergraduate students who have demonstrated superior scholastic ability, commitment to serving others and personal development during their first two academic years of enrollment at a 4 year accredited science-degree-granting institution, and who are dedicated to pursuing medicine as a career. When accepted to this program, a student secures a place in medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine as long as the MHP requirements are completed and academic standards are maintained.

Students are encourged to meet with a pre-health advisor in their freshman year to discuss/plan meeting MHP admission requirements.

Students are encouraged to complete state, university and college requirements by end of summer of sophomore year and before beginning the MHP year.  Physics and Biochemistry may be taken during the MHP year while completing MHP requirements.

Foreign Language proficiency is required for the MHP and CLAS majors.

Application to the MHP occurs early in the spring semester of the student's second year of college enrollment. Applications for the 2018-2019 year and a position in the College of Medicine's class of 2023 can be found in the Application tab.

Other sections on this website offer details of the application process, the requirements, the MHP curriculum, and an FAQ page.

You can remain updated with upcoming events, presentations, or activities by subscribing to our listserv! To join, simply send an email to and leave the subject line blank. In the body of the email, write: subscribe JHMP-L firstname lastname, and then send it. You will receive an email response asking for a quick confirmation.

Opportunities to shadow a MHP seminar are available. Seating is limited. These opportunities are only available during Fall and Spring semesters.

The Medical Honors Program (formerly Junior Honors Medical Program) has been in place since 1972. To see where some of our former students have gone with their careers, please read through our Alumni section.



  • The MHP application deadline has passed. Nevertheless, we appreciate you visiting our website. We invite you to review the sections of this site. Contact us at with any questions you may have.

  • Interested in where UF College of Medicine grads match? Check out the Residency List for the Class of 2018 here!

  • New research associated with our fantastic faculty member, Mark Segal, MD, PhD! Learn more about a new low for healthy blood pressure, here.

  • SuccessTMS announces addition of Florida native and former JHMP student, Dr. Lindsay Israel, MD to their transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment center. Learn more about Dr. Israel's new appointment here.

Statement on Diversity

University of Florida College of Medicine recognizes that medical education, healthcare excellence, and health equity will best be achieved by a diverse and inclusive healthcare workforce caring for diverse patients in a multicultural environment.

Read the UF College of Medicine Statement on Diversity for more information