Our lobby is open 9:00-5:00. We also offer virtual appointments.

Our lobby will be closed all day Wednesday, April 10.

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.

Evening with Neuroscience (EWN) Event on April 26th from 6-9 p.m.

 Grey Matters Journal is a student-run group is passionate about creating accessible and entertaining neuroscience education through quarterly publications and outreach events. This year will be our 10th annual An Evening with Neuroscience (EWN), where we invite anyone and everyone …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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CIA Career/Internship Information Session @ UW (4/15, 3:30 pm)

Maximum Attendees: 60 (few remaining as of posting date), Register now

• The CIA has numerous full-time positions as well as undergraduate and graduate internships and scholarships.
• There are opportunities for foreign travel, language training, and overseas postings. CIA provides competitive …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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School of Public Health Workshop- Finding Your Path in the Field of Public Health: April 11th

Thursday, April 11th, 4:30 – 5:45pm on ZOOM

Registration link: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdu-uqzsiH9bqKDbVFoSYcZRu-3NHfFKw

Presented by Heather Krasna, PhD, Associate Dean of Career and Professional Development, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health: Are you excited by what you are learning in your …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Future Public Health Leaders Program – Application Deadline April 11th at 11:59 p.m.

Healthcare Careers Pathway Program (HCCP) at Washington Permanente Medical Group – APPLICATION DEADLINE April 11th at 11:59PM!

This program is seeking under-represented minority* (URM) undergraduates and/or recent graduates who are interested in the Future Public Health Leaders program and looking for …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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UW MAPS Pre-Health Conference – Saturday April 6th

The UW Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students is inviting anyone with a passion for health to join us at our annual Pre-Health Conference, happening next Saturday, April 6th, in the HUB! The event will run from 9 AM to 4 …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Student Stories & Advice

Kyndal Waldo

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Kenneth Khove

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  • Healthcare Data Analyst UW Medicine | Valley Medical Center
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Devon Woodley

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  • Doctor of Nursing Practice / Family Nurse Practitioner Student University of Washington School of Nursing
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Ron Vered

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  • Genomics University of Oxford
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Vivian Chen

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Anusha Aggarwal

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Hanna K

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  • Masters' of Social Work Portland State University
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Kayla Guzman

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  • Research Technologist UW Medicine
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Olivia Banerjee

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  • Dietetic Technician The Emily Program
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Grace Wang

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  • Medical Lab Scientist University of Washington Medical Center
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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 guides will help you explore and prepare for entry into the following health fields:

Medicine

Veterinary

Pharmacy

Dental

Optometry

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

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