Our regular in-person hours are 9:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday.  We also offer virtual appointments, webinars, & events.  We are not offering drop-ins through Jan 28.

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.

American Medical Student Association Clinical Experience Panel

Premed at UW? Interested in gaining clinical experience? Want to learn about different opportunities to obtain clinical experience? Join the American Medical Student Association (AMSA UW) on Thursday, Jan. 27th from 7-8 PM for their Clinical Experience Panel. This panel …

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Student Disability Commission Allyship Workshop 1/25

The Student Disability Commission invites you to join us for their annual Disability Allyship Workshop. This online event is an opportunity for non-disabled people to learn how to be a better ally to the disability community. This hour-long workshop will …

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Virtual PA Panels 1/26-27

Are you curious about the career path of a PA (Physician Assistant) and want to learn more about it? Join UW’s Pre-PA RSO for their virtual 2-day PA-C Panel on Wednesday 1/26 and Thursday 1/27 from 5:30-7pm PST to hear from …

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Undergraduate Research Assistant position in skin cancer research

The Paul Nghiem Lab is a moderately sized, diverse lab with basic, translational, and clinical research projects. They study Merkel cell carcinoma: an uncommon, frequently lethal skin cancer associated with immune suppression, UV exposure, and the Merkel cell polyomavirus (see …

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Seattle Children’s Research Institute Summer Scholars Program

The Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) Summer Scholars Program provides undergraduate students and recent graduates, with a background that is historically underrepresented in the biomedical and health sciences, an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical or translational research projects under …

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Featured Classes

Exploring the Top Entry-Level Jobs in Healthcare

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

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…

The Data Science of Healthcare, Medicine, and Public Health

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

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 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, …

Vault Guide to Veterinary Medicine and Animal 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 …