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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.

Opportunities to Serve at the Virtual Non-Profit Connections Fair 5/6

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UW Seattle Virtual Non-Profit Connections Fair

Thursday, May 6th

1:00-3:30pm PT

Registration opens in Handshake Thursday 4/22 at 8am PT!  Learn more here.

The 2021 Virtual Non-Profit Connections Fair, hosted by the UW Career & Internship Center, will give you …

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MCAT Scholarships from Black Men in White Coats

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The non-profit organization DiverseMedicine Inc. will be reimbursing 20 students’ MCAT fee.

Students must be taking the MCAT during 2021.

If selected for this scholarship award, applicants will be required to submit proof or purchase in the form of a …

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Area Health Education Center for Western Washington call for volunteers

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Call for Volunteers – Sound Careers in Healthcare Week
The Area Health Education Center for Western Washington (AHECWW) is seeking volunteers to help moderate interactive speaker sessions for high school students to learn more about health careers April 28-30 from 3:00 – …

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Healthcare employers at the Spring Virtual Job & Internship Fair 4/22

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Students are encouraged to learn more about the healthcare employers who will be participating in our Spring Virtual Job & Internship Fair on April 22nd 12:30-4:30 in Handshake.

Healthcare employers offering group info sessions and/or 1:1 meetings include:

Autism Compassion …

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Psychiatric Social Worker

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A Master of Social Work degree or M.S.W. is perhaps one of the most versatile available.  One can take a macro track with it and go in to policy development, administration, program oversight and other related fields.  Equally, one can …

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Featured Classes

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

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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)

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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, …

Health Positions of 2019-2020 UW Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in Health.  …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform. You can access a Health interview and a Nursing interview.

In Demand Skills for Healthcare Careers

The Student Doctor Network

We are a vibrant nonprofit organization of thousands of pre-health, health professional students and practicing doctors from across the United …

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, …