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, 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.

HackMIT

HackMIT 2022 will be held October 1-2, 2022 this year, and we want to see you there! During our hackathon, students will have the opportunity to work on exciting new software and/or hardware projects that address one of our four …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Blog for the ADEA

Calling All Aspiring Writers and Bloggers! Are you a predental or predental hygiene student, dental or dental hygiene student or practitioner with knowledge or advice that might benefit our readers? Here’s your chance to shine and motivate the next generation! …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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The BroadStreet Internship

About us.

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in data for the public good. A love of data is required. Honestly, if you don’t like spreadsheets, this probably is not the internship for you.

Logistics:

This is an …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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National Pre-Health Conference: Discover the Possibilities

August 10-12, 2022 – Virtual Free Event

Learn from current physicians, scientists, physician assistants, medical students and more.

Day 1: Exploring Careers in Healthcare (Part 1) Day 2: Exploring Careers in Healthcare (Part 2) Day 3: Application and Resume Building

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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URM Pre-Med Outreach Program at University of Vermont

“Look at Larner” is a student-led outreach program through the Larner College of Medicine at University of Vermont. It aims to provide an opportunity for pre-medical students from backgrounds typically underrepresented in medicine (URM) to gain firsthand experience on what …

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

INMED – Reimagine IndianS into MedicinE (RISE) Wy’east Pathway

The RISE Collaborative (Reimagine IndianS into medicinE) represents a partnership between three medical schools in the Western United States who …

Tip: When choosing any professional or graduate program, don’t apply to any school you would not attend if it was …

Financial Aid Resources for Health Professions

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Phone
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Address

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