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.

🔔 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

 

University of Iowa Pre-Health Conference

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Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9AM-6:30PM CST, the University of Iowa will host the First Annual Pre-Health Conference virtually on Zoom (primarily) and WebEx. Whether you’re a freshman trying to figure out your path or a senior currently filling out …

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Apply to be a HAVEN Board Member!

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HAVEN Free Clinic is currently seeking
• 2 students as Clinical Advisors
• 1 student to serve as a Director in the QA/QI (Quality Assurance and Improvement) Department
• 2 students to serve as Directors of the Patient Services Department
for the 2021-2022 …

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2021-2022 Women’s Health at Yale Undergraduate Research Fellowships

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WHRY Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Women’s Health Research at Yale is an interdisciplinary research center based in the School of Medicine that initiates and supports studies on the health of women across medical and behavioral disciplines. WHRY is also committed to …

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Yale Medical Professions Outreach Mentoring Program

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YMPO Mentoring Program:

Yale Medical Professions Outreach (YMPO) is holding our annual Mentoring Program that connects Yale undergraduate students interested in health and medicine with students at the Yale School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, and …

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Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine 2021

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Registration is now open for the 2021 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) Online program at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

AVM is an exciting and intensive program where participants can explore the wide variety of careers available …

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Career Resources

Summer Program Search for Pathways to Science with Institute to Broadening Participation

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) …

LGBTQ + Pre-Med

Created by Northwestern University, this resource aims to support LGBTQ premedical students pursuing careers in medicine by discussing common questions, …

Virtual Pre-Health Shadowing

Interested in becoming a health professional? Did COVID throw you off track as you prepare to apply to professional school?

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