Health Professions Applicant Preparation Process

2021 – 2022 Application Cycle

If you were unable to attend one of the Health Professions Application Preparation meetings in December ’20, you can view the video on the OCS YouTube Channel.

The Health Professions Profile Form is a comprehensive, unique profile document for undergraduates and alums of Yale College to complete as you reflect on your candidacy preparation for medical, dental, veterinary, or other health professions program.  After completing the form – due to the Health Professions Advisory Program (HPAP) between January 6- February 19, 2021- you will schedule an hour-long advising appointment with a HPAP advisor to discuss your upcoming application in detail.  These appointments will take place between January 19-April 30, 2021.

The advising appointment provides an opportunity to discuss your background, academic preparation, and motivation for the study and practice of medicine or other chosen medical field.  There will be ample time to discuss your potential school list, whom you plan to ask for letters of recommendation, and other questions you may have about the application process.

If there are areas of concern with your application (bad semester, disciplinary history, etc.), be open and honest with the advisor so a candid discussion can occur about how best to present your credentials and advocate for yourself during the application process.

Note: All Yale College students and alumni applying to health professions programs are strongly encouraged to participate in this process.  If you are not available to be on campus for the appointment, they will be available by phone or Zoom.

Submitting Materials

The following materials must be submitted through the Applicant Preparation Profile Form* between January 6-February 19, 2021:

*Please note, you do not need to complete the Applicant Preparation Profile Form in one session as partial responses will be stored automatically. You may return to your previous session as long as you:

  • Do not clear your browser history
  • Enter your name, email and program(s)
  • Resume using the same device and the same browser

Scheduling an Applicant Preparation Advising Appointment

After your application materials have been approved by the HPAP Office, you will receive an email with further information about scheduling an hour-long advising appointment. These appointments will be available January 19 – April 30, 2021 and can be scheduled via Yale Career Link. It is advisable to schedule the appointment by mid-February to ensure you find a time convenient to your schedule. If you have questions, contact the Health Professions Advisory Program at (203) 432-0818 or

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect Kristin McJunkins