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The Junior Honors Medical Program (JHMP) is an accelerated (seven 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 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 JHMP requirements are completed and academic standards are maintained.

The JHMP now offers two pathways:

•           Biomedical science: individuals with a primary focus on pursuing academic careers in medicine

•           Rural and Urban Underserved Medicine (RUUM):  individuals with a primary focus on careers serving urban, rural and medically underserved populations

The curricula for the two pathways are similar, with a difference of one course in spring and the focus of the student’s research. Please note: The RUUM pathway of JHMP replaces the former RUUM Program.  Updates regarding the RUUM curriculum are forthcoming.  Please continue to check our website or contact our staff for further information.

Application to the JHMP is done early in the spring semester of the student's second year of college enrollment. Applications for the 2014-2015 year and a position in the College of Medicine's class of 2019 will be available on this site on January 17, 2014.

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

You can keep 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 JH class are available. Seating is limited. These opportunities are only available during Fall and Spring semester.

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

Current Application Cycle Timeline

Thank you for your interest in the Junior Honors Medical Program. The primary application is now closed. Next year's application cycle will open mid-January 2015.

Current applicants may log in to their secondary applications here:

March 7, 2014 - Secondary Application deadline

End of March/Beginning of April 2014 - applicants informed of interview decisions

Acceptance decisions will be announced once spring grades are released (May 7 for UF students)