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.

Post-Graduate Associate Position at 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 be …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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WASHINGTON DC DERMATOLOGY GAP YEAR PROGRAM 2023

Dr. Bruce Glassman, a general Dermatologist in Alexandria Virginia, is seeking gap year/bridge year students beginning late spring and early summer 2023 to serve as medical assistants in his office ten minutes from downtown Washington DC. This is a unique …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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PCC Community Wellness Gap Year Program

Overview:

PCC Community Wellness is recruiting for our 2023-2024 Gap Year program. PCC is a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers on the West Side of Chicago, serving medically underserved patients in low-resourced communities. PCC Community Wellness’ Gap Year program …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Clinical and Research Undergraduate Summer Programs at The University of Alabama-Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Heersink School of Medicine (HSOM) specializes in clinical and research undergraduate summer programs that provide an enhanced scientific and professional preparation for students aspiring toward a career in medicine or biomedical sciences. The listed …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect
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Doctor’s Assistant – Opportunity for Gap Year Students Interested in Working in a Boutique Aesthetic and Dermatology Practice in the West Loop of Chicago

This full-time 2 year position is intended to be educational for future physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who are interested in learning the practice of medicine by directly assisting a Stanford University-trained, board-certified dermatologist.

A minimum of 2-year commitment …

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