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 Assistant Position with PORTAL (Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The Program On Regulation, Therapeutics And Law (PORTAL) is an interdisciplinary academic research group including researchers, analysts, and trainees from the fields of medicine, law, epidemiology, and health policy. PORTAL is based within the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Research Position with University of Rochester’s Center for Health + Technology (CHeT) for 2022-2023

**Immediate need – ready to hire the right candidate for “off-cycle” immediate start. Current final-year students interested in “on-cycle” June/July 2023 entry also welcome to apply**

**To apply – please email your resume and cover letter to apply@chet.rochester.edu **

We are seeking …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Massachusetts General Hospital – Center for Women’s Mental Health Clinical Research Coordinator Position Announcement

Program Description:

The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Medical University of South Carolina Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)Medical University of South Carolina 

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) opened its NIH-funded Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) application.

PREP is a fantastic opportunity for students who will graduate this spring and are interested in enhancing their credentials to apply to Ph.D. or …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Post-Graduate Associate in Yale Dept. of Emergency Medicine

A position is available for a full-time trainee (Postgraduate Research Associate) to work in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine, with Dr. Cameron Gettel. This is a full-time, paid position with insurance benefits and a unique opportunity to work …

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