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.

Life Sciences Careers – Demand Outweighs Supply of Talent in Massachusetts

According to the 2022 Massachusetts Life Sciences Employment Outlook report published June 2022 by MassBio.org, the demand for talent far outweighs the supply.

From the executive summary: “Massachusetts’ life sciences industry growth continues to be driven by outsized gains and …

By David Halek
David Halek Director of Employer Relations
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AAMC: Anatomy of an Applicant

Medical schools consider more than your grades and scores. There are 15 Core Competencies that demonstrate your preparedness for medical school. To show how successful applicants have demonstrated these competencies in many different ways, we interviewed real medical students, their …

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Internships at IRIS CT – Integrated Refugee & Immigration Services

About IRIS

IRIS empowers refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient and integrated into their new communities. At the same time, newcomers enrich our communities, making this a better place for all of us. IRIS is a non-profit agency whose mission is …

By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test)

All U.S. and Canadian medical schools require applicants to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The test consists of multiple-choice questions and takes approximately seven and a half hours to administer. It includes four sections that cover:

Biological and …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Gap Year and Short-Term Opportunities Before Entering a Health Professions Program

The gap year (s) refers to a period of time – typically one to three years – that may be used to pursue work, travel, service or volunteering in just about any area of interest, before one starts their health professions education.

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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