Health Professions

The Health Professions Advising Program (HPAP) serves undergraduates and alumni of Yale College, students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Postdoctoral Associates who are interested in pursuing advanced study in the health professions. We encourage you to meet with an advisor to guide you in making conscious and thoughtful decisions about your goals.

Yale Alumni Health Professional School Enrollment

See where recent Yale College graduates have enrolled in health professions programs in the US and applicant statistics.

PreHealth Studies Overview

The majority of health professions programs practice holistic review of applications. Several factors contribute to success in their program. The Association of American Medical Colleges outlines the Anatomy of an Applicant and Core Competencies relevant to healthcare professions. Pre-health students major in any discipline without adversely affecting their admission into a health professions school. Completion of prerequisite courses are required prior to matriculation and for admissions exams. Each program has its own set of pre-requisite requirements, and school websites have the most current information.

đź”” Advanced Placement courses and/or Acceleration Credits often do not satisfy premedical requirements for admission to medical or other health professions schools. In some cases they may be used to elect advanced courses in those disciplines. Speak with a health professions advisor about how these credits pertain to your own individual plan.

To complement challenging coursework, look for opportunities to develop a range of competencies. Consider volunteering in a direct patient contact setting, possibly shadowing practitioners in their chosen profession, viewing webinars about health professions, and research. Involvement in community service, extracurricular activities or work experiences, both related and unrelated to medicine, will help broaden an applicant’s knowledge and development. 👉Check out some healthcare & community related experiences.

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Students who choose not to complete their science pre-requisite courses during their undergraduate years can complete the requirements in a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program before applying to a health professions school. Learn more about Post-Baccalaureate options and how to find a post-bacc program.

Financial Literacy: Managing Your Money at Yale

Financial Aid Resources for Health Professions Programs

 

MCAT Testing Information

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OCS Resource Page for MCAT Prep

Pittsburgh PSTP Info Session

If you’re a pre-med student interested in research or have questions about applying to medical school, come chat with some Pitt Med students in the Pittsburgh PSTP! The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is a research powerhouse with great …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Community Mental Health Fellowship

We are looking for students who are interested in joining mental health-related service projects and/or lab research in partnership with Dwight Hall and the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC). This is a paid, two-semester position.

Community Mental Health Fellowship Application …

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Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Recruiting for RA positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry (onsite, Boston MA)

We are hiring for entry-level Clinical Research Assistants in the Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. These positions would be a great fit for a recent college …

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Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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American Heart Association Undergraduate Fellowships Accepting Applications

Qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for a 10-week mentored research fellowship.

The Yale Cardiovascular Medicine and American Heart Association (AHA) Undergraduate Research Fellowship is now accepting applicants for the next session, beginning June 1, 2023. Interested applicants should 

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Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Clinical Research Coordinator – Boston Shoulder Institute and the MGH Shoulder Service, at the Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston Shoulder Institute:

The mission of the Boston Shoulder Institute is to provide regional, national, and international leadership in the advancement of care for problems affecting the shoulder. This mission is based on advancement of knowledge through research, improvement of …

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Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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