Public Health

What is Public Health?

  • The science and art of protecting and improving community health through health education, promotion, research and disease prevention strategies.
  • Knowledge and application of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary population-based methods of research, teaching and practice involving various academic disciplines.

Distinctions Between Public Health and Clinical Health Professions:

Public Health Clinical Health
Population Individual
Health Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion Diagnosis and Treatment

(source: American Public Health Association)

There are many core areas of study in public health. For more information, visit the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health.

Each program or track within a given department may set additional requirements for admission; therefore, applicants should refer to the individual programs for details. Find an academic program.

Black Pre-Health Students at Yale

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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 …

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FGLI Pre-Health Community

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Are you a pre-health first-generation and/or low-income student? If yes, join the FGLI Pre-Health Community! This year, they are offering an applicant mentorship program, a sophomore mentorship program, and various workshops. If you simply want to be part of this …

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For current public health information/stories, regularly check the Well section featured in The New York Times.

 

https://nyti.ms/3cstCPS

Writing the Personal Statement for Health Professions Applications

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The personal statement gives you the opportunity to present a compelling snapshot of who you are and perhaps why you want to be a doctor. Use your personal statement to say what others can’t. The personal …

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Requesting Letters of Evaluation for Health Professions Programs

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Letters Overview

Evaluations are important. They are personal statements about you as well as about your work. Think carefully about the evaluations you solicit. Health professional school admissions committees are interested in a variety of competencies that include:

Thinking & …

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