Helping Students from Underserved Communities
About Us

Health Professional Student Association helps students from underserved communities to become healthcare providers in their communities.

> Identifying students from underserved communities

> Helping those students through college and into health professional school

> Guiding medical students into residency programs committed to serving healthcare shortage areas

> Encouraging residents to join practices and clinics in Health Professional Shortage Areas

> Encouraging students to take positions with the Indian Health Service and National Health Service Corps

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Our donor-supported resources are designed to help students from underserved communities become physicians, dentists, pharmacists, and other health care providers in their communities.

Student Doctor Network

SDN is a nonprofit service that provides free advising resources, tools, and a peer-support forum community to students.
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Premed Planner App

Plan your path to medical school by tracking your progress from your first day of college all the way to medical school all within this free app.
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Using your test date, study availability, and test prep materials, StudySchedule creates a customized and adaptive study plan or the MCAT.
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Confidential Expert Advice

Students can get their questions answered by our vetted experts to assist their progression through college and into health professional school.
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Impact “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
  • 38
    years of service
  • 3,598
    questions answered by experts
  • 1.23M
    community discussions
In the News

HPSA completes inaugural Undergraduate Medical Accelerator Program

HPSA partnered with Oklahoma University-Tulsa University School of Community Medicine and Tulsa Community College to present seminar on medical school admissions for community college students On...
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HPSA Opens Application Booster Course

New course designed to help students applying to health professional school in 2022 Today, the Health Professional Student Association opened registration for its inaugural session of Application...
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Emil Chuck, PhD joins HPSA as Director of Advising Services

Emil Chuck, PhD, has joined the Health Professional Student Association (HPSA) as the Director of Advising Services. He brings over 15 years of experience as a health professions advisor and an...
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HPSA Announces Activity Finder, Winner in Open Data for Good Grand Challenge

The Health Professional Student Association today announced the beta availability of a new tool to help students become healthcare professionals: Activity Finder. Activity Finder is a web-based tool...
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Health Professional Student Association Launches Student Advisory Council

The Health Professional Student Association (HPSA), which publishes the Student Doctor Network, is launching a Student Advisory Council.
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Young Physician Profile: Dr. Jossie Carreras Tartak

Dr. Jossie Carreras Tartak is a physician currently completing her residency in Emergency Medicine at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital.
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get involved Want to join our mission of helping students from underserved communities become doctors?

There are many ways you can be involved, from individual giving and partnering with us as an organization to serving on our student advisory council. We invite you to join with us as we work to improve healthcare in underserved communities.

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