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.

Inequity and Racism in Health Care

In June 2020, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), with endorsement of other health associations, published a Statement on Police Brutality and Racism in America and Their Impact on Health.  The statement begins by saying:

“For too long, racism …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Beyond the White Coat Podcast

Beyond the White Coat

At the heart of academic medicine are the individuals—medical students, residents, faculty, practicing physicians, and leaders—who provide unparalleled care to patients & communities across the country and are at the cutting edge of medical research advances. …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Black Pre-Health Students at Yale

Are you a Black pre-health student interested in improving the Black experience regarding healthcare? Or looking for a community of like-minded pre-health Black peers? Join Black Pre-Health!
We are a student organization dedicated to inaugurating an empowering, educational, and preparatory …

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy
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ZdoggMD – Waiting On The World To Change

Editor’s note: It’s been quite awhile since we’ve posted any videos from our favorite musician physician Zubin Damania, aka ZDoggMD, but when we saw this one yesterday we knew we had to share it. Great song, great message, and as …

By Michael Jones - Hospital Recruiting
Hospital Recruiting
Hospital Recruiting | Physician and Healthcare Job Board.
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Medical school scholarships: Where you should look for funding

How can you go about finding scholarships and funding? Here’s what a few experts in the field had to say. Read this article by Brendan Murphy, News Writer, American Medical Association.

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy
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Career Resources

The following list includes a sample of post-graduate fellowships in Public Health/Health Policy. This is not intended to be a …

The following list includes a sample of post-graduate fellowships in Health Research / Pre-Health. This is not intended to be a …

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 …

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