Welcome to the Health and Life Science interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that combine their love of science with their desire to help people.

People who pursue careers in Health and Life Sciences take knowledge from science and other related sources and apply it to research and clinical practices to maintain and improve the health of living beings.

Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): diagnostic services, therapeutic services, support services, health informatics, and biotechnology research and development. Professionals work in hospitals, dental offices and laboratories, government and private research centers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, community and public agencies, and large health care organizations.

Mentorship program for non-clinical roles in health + life science


Interested in a career where you can help others and make an impact on the health and well-being of individuals in the Seattle area and beyond?  There are a broad range of opportunities in health and life science, many of …

By Jessie Smith
Jessie Smith Assistant Director of Employer & Student Engagement Jessie Smith
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The Importance of Effective Communication in Healthcare

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Anyone who has ever had to look for a job is very familiar with the phrase “applicant must have good communication skills.” In fact, most organizations would likely list effective communication as one of the biggest challenges they face. …

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Resources for exploring health fields


Many students are confident that they want to pursue a career in a health profession, but are unclear about which fields would be the best fit with their skills and interests. 

We encourage exploring students to check out Explorehealthcareers.org, where …

By Dan Poux
Dan Poux Career Coach Dan Poux
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Tips for Acing Your Medical School Interview

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It’s October, and the interview invites are beginning to pile up. You have worked incredibly hard to get to this point, taking 18 credit-hour semesters every year of your undergraduate course work, volunteering at an equal access health clinic, …

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Exploring employers in life science and biomedical research

Molecular Sciences Building at dusk. Photo by Katherine B. Turner

Here in Seattle, there’s a lot of research activity.  Experts are leading projects and students are building their research skills, experiences and networks in labs and on projects all throughout the UW and in well-known local employers like Fred Hutch,

By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director & Career Coach Patrick Chidsey
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