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, 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

 

Summer Health Professions Education Programs Entrance Exam Webinars

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Medical School Application Tips from the AAMC

Application Tips From the AMCAS® Verification Team

The AMCAS® Verification Team reviews and processes thousands of applications each year. Read their tips for submitting your application correctly to help you avoid processing delays.

Tip 1: Carefully fill out the Course …
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Interviewing for Medical School

This short video covers valuable tips as you prepare for medical school interviews.

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A Day in the Life of a Healthcare Provider

Watch this presentation to learn about the available benefits and application procedures for one of the premiere healthcare scholarships in the country. Presenters include Army and Navy medical and dental providers. Presented in partnership with U.S. Army Medical Recruiting, Wallingford, …

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Full-time Research Trainee (Post Graduate Associate), YSM

A position is available for a paid, full-time research trainee (Post Graduate Associate) to work on projects involving measurement of immune biomarkers of solid tumors. The position includes clinical research and laboratory work focusing on characterizing the immune cells in …

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Career Resources

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?

Tools and Resources for First-Generation Medical School Students

As a first generation student in medical school, you may not know what you don’t know.

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