Our in-person hours will be 10:00-3:00 Sept 20-24 and 9:00-5:00 starting Sept 27.  We will continue to provide robust virtual resources and services as well.

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.

Valley Medical Center seeking Health Coach Volunteers

Health Coaches serve for six months and work one-on-one with their assigned patient. Coaches encourage and support the patient while they learn how to define personal health-related goals, navigate the health care system, access community resources, make lifestyle changes to …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach Dan Poux (He/Him)
Read more »

New DPT program at PNWU

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU), located in Yakima, Washington, is now accepting applicants through PTCAS for the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program that will formally launch fall 2022, pending candidacy status from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach Dan Poux (He/Him)
Read more »

Dr. Q: From the Fields of California to Chief of Neurosurgery

Dr. Q: From the Fields of California to Chief of Neurosurgery

5:00-6:30pm PST on Friday September 17th, 2021

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, commonly known as Dr. Q, came to the United States as at the age of 19 undocumented and unable …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach Dan Poux (He/Him)
Read more »

Connect with a UW alum through Huskies@Work!

More than ever, students need connections to help them explore what their career paths could look like after graduation. That’s where alumni come in.

Huskies@Work matches up alumni and students for one-time, low-commitment talks about careers. Connect online, in person …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach Dan Poux (He/Him)
Read more »

Oxford PharmaGenesis career discovery days

Oxford PharmaGenesis will be hosting a free virtual career event 21 and 22 September 2021, 11:00am-3:00pm EST where students will be able to find out more about careers in Medical Communications. During the event students will be able to learn …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach Dan Poux (He/Him)
Read more »

Sidebar

Student Stories & Advice

Eva B

Student Stories & Advice
  • Veterinary Assistant Seattle Veterinary Associates

Bekele Babo

Student Stories & Advice
  • CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Fred Lind Manor

Siri Bhatt

Student Stories & Advice
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Swedish Medical Center

Emmorie Cannon

Student Stories & Advice
  • Certified Counselor Beautiful Autism

Jae Won Choi

Student Stories & Advice
  • UX Designer Genospace

Liza Moore

Student Stories & Advice

Vanessa Pescasio

Student Stories & Advice

Sarah Wells

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grants/Contracts Operations Analyst Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture

Featured Classes

Pre-Health 101 – Introduction to Careers in the Health Professions (Gen St 297)

Prof. Career & Internship Center
Students will: Effectively access general & departmental advising & career coaching as they navigate the UW; Prepare for healthcare profession…

Applying to Health Professional School (Gen St 297)

Prof. Career & Internship Center
Students will: Identify salient criteria for choosing target schools Articulate personal fit with their health profession of interest Prepare a…

Featured Resources

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 Relationships in the Healthcare Community

It is important to build connections with individuals at all levels in your intended field.  Conversations can help you hone …

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 …

Building Health-Related Credentials

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

Med School Applications & MCAT Prep

This page links to many resources to help you prepare for the MCAT and for your med school application process.

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 …

Job Market InsightsIn partnership withEmsi logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

View all Job Market Insights here

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Health Care Provider Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Allied Health Care Careers

The term “allied health” stems from the idea that physicians (i.e., medical doctors and dentists) are the primary source of …

Vault Guide to Alternative Health Care Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Dental Care Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Elder Care Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Career Guide to Health Care Management, Fourth Edition

Health care management, also known as health care administration, encompasses a wide range of jobs in a variety of organizations, …