Current Students

How do I get started with the HPO?

HPO Introduction Brochure

  • Open a file with the HPO: this will allow us to add you to our mailing list for important announcements and information throughout the year, as well as our monthly newsletter. The file is also a place to store letters of recommendation to be used for applications to medical and dental schools after you graduate. Forms are normally available in the HPO Room A207 Nelson Biological Labs, Busch Campus.  (During the Fall 2021 semester, all requests to open an HPO file should be emailed with your name and RUID# to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Click here for a brief presentation on how to open a file remotely during Fall 2021)

  • Make an appointment, or come to walk-in hours with your questions. Meeting with an advisor at least once a year is strongly recommended. (Please click here for advising options during the Fall 2021 semester)

Information by Class Year for students interested in medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant or podiatry school: