Urban Health Opportunities Program (UHOP)
|Mission||Program Highlights||Eligibility Requirements
|Program Commitments||Criteria for Guaranteed Admission|
The purpose of the UHOP is to diversify the urban Nebraska primary care medical workforce by identifying and preparing qualified students from underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in medical school.
UHOP scholars will include those considered underrepresented by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
- Tuition assistance at UNO starting freshman year for UHOP scholars
- Automatic UNO Pre-medical Committee sponsorship
- Mentoring by UNMC medical students
- MCAT preparation assistance
- Opportunities to provide mentorship
- Successful program completion results in guaranteed admission to the UNMC Medical Doctorate (M.D.) program
- Apply as a high school senior
- U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
- Nebraska Residency
- High School GPA ≥3.0 and ACT Composite and Math Score ≥23
- Recommendation letters
- Demonstrate a strong interest in a career of medicine
- Full-time enrollment at UNO
- Community volunteering
- Participation in summer enrichment programs at UNMC or UNO
- Quarterly meetings with a UHOP peer mentor
- Maintain a minimum cumulative and BCPM GPA
- Completion of specified UNO classes
- Maintain Pre-medical Committee sponsorship
Successful candidates will meet all program requirements during undergraduate study while maintaining a 3.25 cumulative and BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics) GPA, and achieve a minimum score on the MCAT.
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