Our lobby hours are 9:00-5:00 Mon-Fri.  We will be closed on Dec 14th 4:00-5:00, Dec 21st 10:00-2:00, and both Dec 26th and Jan 2nd all day .  We will be open virtually only Dec 23, 27, 28, 29, 30.

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.

2022 AAMC Fee Assistance Program Application Deadline [Dec 9!]

The application deadline for the 2022 AAMC Fee Assistance Program is Friday, Dec. 9 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants will have until Thursday, Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET to submit supporting documentation. You are encouraged to complete an application …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) Info Sessions

The application for this program closes on February 5.

There are a few changes that will take place this year.

Below are some webinar dates and times that they are offering.

SHPEP Webinars

Zoom link:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/3117825083 [washington.zoom.us]

Thursday
December 8

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Finding Your Way Within Population Health: Exploring Careers Across Disciplines – Winter Quarter 2023

Click here to enroll in GEN ST 297: Finding Your Way Within Population Health: Exploring Careers Across Disciplines

The Population Health Initiative is partnering with the School of Public Health to offer a series of lectures during winter quarter 2023. …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
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Pharmacy as your future profession

Have you ever considered pursuing, or were curious to learn more about, Pharmacy? This dynamic career path extends far beyond working as a pharmacist at your local drugstore, and is a field in high demand for highly skilled medication experts …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
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APAMSA National Conference (FREE) — Register Before 12/23

The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) invites all premed students t o the APAMSA National Conference where the theme will be Renewal: Out of the Flames, Into the Future. The conference will be from March 3-5, 2023 and will …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Featured Classes

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

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)

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

Instructional Center Test Prep Course

The UW Instructional Center offers DAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and PCAT test prep classes during summer quarter every year. The Summer 2022 schedule will be as…

Exploring the Top Entry-Level Jobs in Healthcare

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Are you interested in pivoting into a career in healthcare? Instructor Christine Alexander introduces ten high-demand, entry-level jobs in healthcare…

The Data Science of Healthcare, Medicine, and Public Health

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Data analytics plays an increasingly pivotal role in how we go about managing our healthcare systems and our own personal…

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

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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 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, …

Vault Guide to Dental Care Jobs, Second Edition

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