To provide students across UMMC's seven health professions schools with an opportunity for academic distinction and educational enrichment, developed within an interprofessional framework, guided by dedicated faculty, and supported centrally by the Office of Student Affairs.
To broaden their perspectives and encourage critical thinking, students will read and reflect on the professional and ethical dimensions of healthcare practice and research, and actively participate in faculty-facilitated discussions.
To deepen their understanding of societal health challenges and develop their leadership and advocacy skills, students will actively engage with their local community through service activities.
To promote well-being, foster resilience, and prevent burnout, students will complete assessments, coursework, and well-being activities.
To encourage and display their ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and propose thoughtful solutions, students will complete a Capstone Project.
Students enrolled in programs that are at least 3 years in length will be eligible to earn an invitation to join the UMMC Honors College. Students will be selected for Honors College invitation based on academic and professionalism evaluations after their first year(s) of professional school. Students enrolled in three-year programs will be evaluated for eligibility after the first year; students enrolled in four-year programs will be evaluated after the second year.
Students who are eligible for invitation to the UMMC Honors College will begin receiving more information during the next academic year.