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.

Research Position at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants for a
period of at least one year. Our preferred start date is June 17, 2024 although earlier or later start dates
may be feasible, …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director of Advanced Degree Applications & STEM Career Advising
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Research Professional Position at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

We are looking to hire highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time Research
Professionals, starting in the summer of 2024. The work hours are flexible but should average
approximately 37 hours a week, and we are hoping to …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director of Advanced Degree Applications & STEM Career Advising
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Healthcare Jobs of the Future: Current Trends and Opportunities

Healthcare is an ever-changing field with technological innovations creating constant opportunities for clinicians to advance their careers into new areas. New methods of diagnosis, treatment, and patient care delivery are continually being developed creating new roles that healthcare providers can …

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