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.

UPREP Panel on “Writing the Personal Statement”

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UPREP offers monthly workshops to underrepresented minority students and other aspiring future applicants who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.  They offer workshops focusing on topics ranging from AMCAS application, financial aid, writing a personal statement, MCAT prep, …

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AMSA Emergency Room Simulation 12/5

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Want to practice triaging, diagnosing, and treating patients?

The American Medical Student Association invites you to attend their Mock ER on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 2:00-5:00 PM PST!

Physicians and health professionals have provided a robust collection of clinical …

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UM-SMART research opportunity Summer 2021

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UM-SMART is designed for undergraduate students who have an interest in obtaining a combined MD/PhD degree leading to a career in academic medicine as a physician-scientist performing basic research relevant to human health and disease. As a UM-SMART summer research …

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Project Medicine virtual volunteering opportunity

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Project Medicine is an RSO at UW to help students on their pre-med/health journey.

They currently have a virtual volunteering opportunity to be paired with a resident at the long-term care facility that Project Medicine has partnered with to provide …

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Summer Health Professions Education Program — application now open

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SHPEP is a free six–week academic enrichment program with a goal of increasing the number of students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds who pursue careers in the health professions.

Using a cohort approach, the program prepares students for academic success …

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