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.

ASDA District 1 Pre-Mentorship Program

ASDA District 1 is hosting a Pre-Mentorship Program.  Pre-dental students will be paired up with dental students who go to one of the five District 1 schools, Boston University, Tufts University, UConn, Harvard, and University of New England.  The goal …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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MedServe Fellows Application

MedServe places future physicians in “rock star” primary care clinics across rural and other medically underserved communities in North Carolina. As Fellows, students work in both a clinical role (e.g. as a medical assistant) and community role (e.g. as a …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Yale Master’s Program in Personalized Medicine and Applied Engineering

The Yale School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and the Yale School of Engineering are holding two informational sessions about their Master’s Program in Personalized Medicine and Applied Engineering. This one year masters degree goal is to prepare biomedical, mechanical and …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Postgraduate position in the Yale laboratory of Louise Wang, MD.

This is a postgraduate position in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale Section of Digestive Diseases and West Haven VA Medical Center. We are seeking highly motivated and dedicated recent College graduates (or soon to be graduates by …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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ADEA Educational Pathways Internship 2022

What: 6-8 week remote internship 
Stipend: $500/ week
Application Deadline: Oct. 14 by email
More Information: ADEA Educational Pathways Internship 2022

The ADEA Office of Educational Pathways student internship provides a unique opportunity to learn about ADEA application services, recruitment …

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