Who We Serve

From the undergraduate student just getting their feet wet to the nontraditional student pursuing a health professional career later in life, HPSA aims to assist students in their educational journey, regardless of background and financial resources.

Becoming a healthcare professional is an arduous journey that requires prospective students to complete many hurdles. Being a successful applicant requires more than good grades and test scores. Students require volunteering and public service, shadowing, and potentially research. Students coming from less privileged backgrounds do not have the same access to resources either via school counseling, personal social networks, or personal funds to maximize their admission chances to health professional school. 

How We Serve

The Health Professional Student Association (HPSA) addresses national health disparities by promoting health care practice in underserved communities. We do this by partnering with aligned organizations, academic institutions, and Area Health Center Education (AHEC) programs across the United States. We offer free guidance, advising, and assistance to students who will serve these communities’ diverse populations, regardless of a student’s background or financial means.

Health Professional Student Association is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit established to address health professional shortage areas by helping students who reflect the United States’ diverse population become healthcare providers. HPSA provides a wide range of donor-supported resources and services for underrepresented students and those from health professional shortage areas to become successful professional school applicants.