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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.

UNC School of Medicine panel for DACA/DREAMer/International Students applying to medical school

The Office of Scholastic Enrichment and Equity at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine would like to invite you to attend their program on July 29 and July 30, 2021 from 2:00-5:00pm EST for DACA, DREAMer, and international students who wish …

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Public Health Needs People With Diverse Skills and Backgrounds—Here Are 9 Careers to Consider

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, most people in the United States didn’t think very much about public health. But now that terms like “epidemiology” and “social distancing” have been added to everyone’s vocabulary list, you might be thinking more than ever …

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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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3 Traditional Healthcare Career Paths in High Demand

Healthcare is a constantly growing industry. This is due to a rising elderly population, a rise of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity (due to environmental and lifestyle anomalies), advancement in medicine and in medical technology, and the growth in the …

By Jori Hamilton - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Physician Assistant Education Association virtual fair 7/20

The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) invites you to register for the Physician Assistant Virtual Fair on Tuesday, July 20, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET.

This is a free event for all students who are interested in exploring a career …

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Education Transforming Community Health officer application now open

Education Transforming Community Health (ETCH) is a student organization that offers weekly health education sessions to homeless adults in downtown Seattle. Through their community partnerships, they strive to create a more equitable health education curriculum.

The ETCH officer application is …

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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 …

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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, …