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Health

This community is geared towards students interested in entering health fields such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, and more.  This page helps students 1) explore health fields, 2) gain relevant experience, and 3) prepare application materials.

In addition to this page, students interested in health careers should be aware of 3 important resources:

  • Pre-Health @ UW is the most comprehensive resource, and includes information about academic preparation.
  • Academic advisers can help you select majors and courses and explore ways to combine major requirements with pre-health requirements.
  • Career coaches can help you with questions about which health profession would be a good fit for you; how to get clinical, research, and leadership experience; and when/how to apply to health professional programs.  Connect with a coach by scheduling an appointment, attending a webinar, or taking one or both of our pre-health courses.  You can also email questions about career resources or services to prehlth@uw.edu.

RSO Spotlight: Surgery Interest Association

Their third meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 4, and you can learn more on their club’s Instagram page @uw_sia

You can also reach out via email at surgeryinterestassoc@uw.edu

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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NYU Langone Emergency Medicine Volunteer Opportunities – Summer 2024

NYU Langone Emergency Medicine has upcoming summer volunteer opportunities, detailed below, and the application portal for these programs. They accept undergraduates, recent graduates (those whose graduation took place within one to two years prior to program start dates), post-baccalaureates, and …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Stanford School of Medicine Summer Scholar Program in Storytelling and Medicine – Applications Open Now

The Stanford School of Medicine Summer Scholar Program in Storytelling and Medicine is a project of Medical Humanities and the Arts. The program will allow students to explore the discipline of medical humanities and the arts, meet faculty, medical students …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Peace Corps and STEM Panel

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and make a lasting impact. Join us to learn about the challenging, rewarding, and inspiring moments of service from returned Peace …

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Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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2024 Bonderman Travel Fellowship Competition for graduate students- application opening Nov 20th

Where would you go if you had eight months to travel solo? Which two regions and six to nine countries would you visit? What experiences would you seek out? How would you be transformed?

Each year a handful of lucky …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Featured Resources

Road to Medical School

The path to applying to medical school looks different for everyone, especially because there is no “pre-med” track to follow …

Overview of Application Components

The medical school application process has a number of components, so whether you’re still figuring out which schools to apply …

Building Clinical Exposure & Volunteer Experience

Building your clinical experience is essential for building a foundation towards health professions.  See below for Seattle, Puget Sound and …

Pre-Health Planning Guides

These 1-2 page guides will help you explore and prepare for entry into the following health fields: medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, …

Building Health-Related Credentials

Common jobs that students get while in school, during the summer break, or after graduating during gap years include (but …

International Applicants to U.S. Health Programs

The different health profession have different approaches when it comes to international applicants.  We’ve summarized the information below but you …

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Health Care Management Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Nursing Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Consulting Jobs

The Vault Guides to Jobs books are a valuable career exploration tool for libraries and career centers. Written in an …

Vault Guide to Health Care Provider Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Career Guide to Health Care Management, Fourth Edition

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