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

 

UM-SMART Undergrad Summer Program

UM-SMART is designed for undergraduate students who have an interest in obtaining a combined MD/PhD degree leading to a career in academic medicine as a physician-scientist performing basic research relevant to human health and disease. As a UM-SMART summer research …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Sports Medicine and Orthopedics: Clinical Research Opportunity at Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY)

Consider a paid position that involves constant interaction with attending orthopedic surgeons and research fellows at the top-ranked hospital for orthopedics in the United States. The full-time position entails coordinating and executing various studies on topics including anterior cruciate ligament …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship

Project Horseshoe Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that since its founding in 2007 has been helping to prepare a generation of emerging citizen service leaders.  In 2009, we created a unique one-year Community Health Volunteer Service and Learning Fellowship geared …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Research Technician at Dana Farber Cancer Institute

The Viswanathan lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute uses genomic and cutting-edge genome-scale functional genetic technologies to uncover drivers of genitourinary malignancies, with a specific focus on prostate and kidney cancers. 

We are in search of a highly motivated and …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Medical Assistant Gap Year Opportunity in New York City

Accepting applications for a June 2023 start.

This is a clinical internship/mentorship/sponsorship being offered in a private
ophthalmology practice on the Upper East Side of New York City. Our practice
specializes in Laser Vision Correction surgery, and the diagnosis and …

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