Health and Medical Apprenticeship Program

UC Berkeley Premier Public Health and Medical Organization

About Us

HMAP was created in 1984 by four UC Berkeley undergraduates with the goal to introduce Berkeley students to ethical issues and philosophical dilemmas related to the fields of health and medicine. The results of their efforts are three subprograms: Health Service Internship (HSI), the class Public Health 116 (PH116), and the Field Study Internship (FSI). An entirely student-run organization, HMAP continues to expose students to a broad spectrum of experiences and opportunities, covering many facets of health and medicine while emphasizing participatory learning.

Health Service Internship

Become involved in the community! Work directly with public health organizations throughout the Bay Area and attend 2-hour weekly discussion sections.

Public Health 116

Learn about issues and perspectives directly related to health and medicine. Enroll in a 3-unit, P/NP seminar involving a 2-hour lecture (Monday 4-6PM) from guest speakers and a 1-hour discussion.

Field Study Internship

Earn shadowing experience! Observe and interact with physicians in your fields of interest (e.g. pediatrics, urology, obstetrics, cardiology, plastic surgery, etc.).

Alumni Testimonials

Kira Shea

HMAP Coordinator (2019-2020)

Coming from a Public Health and Public Policy background, HMAP has been pivotal to my experience at UC Berkeley. Over the last four years, this organization has shaped my journey and I want to express my immense gratitude for working for HMAP.

Mahima Sinha

HSI Coordinator (2022-2023)

HSI was one of the most formative aspects of my college career. I had the opportunity to learn about public health in a new way through insightful discussions with my peers and hands-on exposure to non-profit organizations. I developed essential professional skills, such as leadership, effective communication, and team collaboration. I highly recommend participating in HSI if you are interested in working directly with Bay Area communities on a variety of public health initiatives!