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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Programs

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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StudySchedule

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
  • 40
    years of service
  • 5318
    questions answered by experts
  • 1.27MM
    community discussions
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Events

Dr. Emil Chuck Discusses Situational Judgment Tests at Upcoming Conferences

Emil Chuck, Ph.D., Director of Advising Services for the Health Professional Student Association, will be sharing his expertise on Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs) at the following upcoming...
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New study suggests link between Casper scores and MCAT performance

Future doctors are tested on critical thinking and problem-solving in admissions exams. Applicants with strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills on the Medical College Admissions Test...
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Groundbreaking 2023 SJT Survey Completed

2023 SJT Survey Reveals Insights into Medical School Applicants’ Performances on Situational Judgment Assessments The Health Professional Student Association (HPSA) unveiled a comprehensive...
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Dr. Emil Chuck to Present at ASPBP and UCD Conferences in October

Dr. Chuck will conduct workshops at the ASPBP and UCD conferences on preparing for interviews and situational judgment tests, as well as present about the Other Impactful Experiences essay. Emil...
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2023 Advisors of Year Selected by HPSA Student Advisory Council

The Health Professional Student Association Student Advisory Council (SAC) today announced the 2023 awardees of their annual Advisor of the Year recognition. 2023 Undergraduate Advisor of the Year...
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HPSA Statement on Recent Supreme Court Decisions

The Health Professional Student Association reaffirms its mission to support all aspiring healthcare providers as they seek the education and training needed to return to their communities and address...
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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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Donation Help students from underserved communities to become healthcare providers in their communities by donating today.