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.

Pre-Health 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, shadowing practitioners in their chosen profession, 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 Aid Resources for Health Professions Programs

 

Future of Care

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Interested in health tech? Apply to attend the Future of Care 2020 Conference!

Future of Care is an accessible, NYC-based health tech community. We are a group of young entrepreneurs, clinicians, and scientists bringing technological innovation to medicine. We host …

By Kristin McJunkins
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Need help on your premed journey while socially distancing?

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While socially distancing, check out these newly published Premed Resources from the AAMC. Featured are the most popular links from other areas of the site.

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Harvard School of Dental Medicine

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Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) would like to invite you to attend their *virtual* 12th Annual Pre-Dental Conference

Saturday, November 7th, 2020 @12:00 pm EST

SPOTS ARE LIMITED and are available on a first-come, …

By Laurie Coppola
Laurie Coppola Senior Associate Director Laurie Coppola
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Info Session: Physician Scientist Training Program

Info Session: Physician Scientist Training Program

Join in on Friday, October 23 at 4:30 pm ET and learn about the University of Pittsburgh’s PSTP 5-year medical school program. This program is designed to add a year of basic or translational research to the regular Pitt Med …

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Black Pre-Health Students at Yale

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Are you a Black pre-health student interested in improving the Black experience regarding healthcare? Or looking for a community of like-minded pre-health Black peers? Join Black Pre-Health!
We are a student organization dedicated to inaugurating an empowering, educational, and preparatory …

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