The Health Professions Residential Academic Program faculty and staff work towards providing meaningful experiences that will prove valuable as students move towards their academic and career aspirations.

Students with clinical and research experience, community service, and leadership roles will be very desirable to future employers and graduate school admissions committees. Through collaboration with the Pre-Health Advising Office and programming provided by the Health Professions RAP, students will be presented with opportunities in these cornerstone areas. Faculty and staff enjoy creating a sense of community through a number of extra-curricular activities hosted within the halls, campus, and throughout our community. Students don’t have to travel far to meet with their HPRAP faculty and staff members; offices and classrooms are housed on the first floor of Kittredge West. HPRAP also sponsors a Faculty-in-Residence, where a faculty member lives within the Kittredge West community.

Who can apply? How much does it cost?

The program is open to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are interested in medicine and health care professions. Students with concerns about the program match are encouraged to contact HPRAP, specifically the Program Coordinator, to discuss program requirements and fit, specific to you. Students should be motivated to make an investment in a liberal arts education, whatever their chosen field of study. Admission to Kittredge West is determined by the receipt date of the housing request and is first-come, first served.

Students on financial aid who anticipate a need for financial assistance to participate in the HPRAP should call or write the Office of Financial Aid to request that their budget be adjusted to include the HPRAP fee. Eligibility for aid will then be increased by the amount of the annual HPRAP fee. HPRAP does offer several scholarship and paid leadership positions, to learn more about these unique opportunities, please contact the HPRAP office for details.

Participation in HPRAP requires a $850 nonrefundable program fee per academic year to cover in-residence instruction, academic enrichment, advising, and administration of the academic program.

Participation Requirements

Students must be enrolled in at least one course with HPRAP in both the fall and the spring, and must engage in co-curricular hall activities.

Students typically take 12-16 credits/4-6 courses each semester.  You will be pre-registered for 1-2 HPRAP courses through online orientation.