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
  • 39
    years of service
  • 4,668
    questions answered by experts
  • 1.25M
    community discussions
In the News

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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2023 Version of 100-Day MCAT Study Schedule

Effective April 15, 2023, HPSA published an updated version of one of the free resources it provides students, the 100-Day MCAT Study Schedule. The plan provides students a framework to structure...
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Dr. Emil Chuck to Present at 2023 CAAHP Conference

Dr. Chuck highlights HPSA resources at the Central Regional pre-health advisors conference. Emil Chuck, Ph.D., Director of Advising Services for the Health Professional Student Association, will...
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HPSA and South Louisiana Region AHEC Partner

Will deliver Becoming A Student Doctor course as part of the AHEC Scholars Program On September 30, 2022, the Health Professional Student Association (HPSA) and the South Louisiana Region Area Health...
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HPSA Courses Featured at National Conferences

Two recently released courses from the Health Professional Student Association (HPSA) have been featured in presentations at national conferences.  A poster presentation on the “Becoming a...
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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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