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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 essential 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 and 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. You can connect with a coach by scheduling an appointment or attending a webinar. You can also email questions about career resources or services to prehlth@uw.edu.

WesternU COMP-NW DREAM program for pre-health students – registration open, event August 5-7th

*An excellent opportunity for those pursuing medical school, specifically DO programs.*

WesternU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest will host their Diversity Recognized Emphasized and Actualized into Medicine (DREAM) Program taking place from August 5-7 on their campus. 

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Allied Health Certifications w/ HealthCareer CERTS

The below company offers great opportunities for allied health certifications, which are excellent certifications to obtain direct-patient care experiences for graduate health programs!

HealthCareer Certs provides the opportunity to enter into a dynamic healthcare career in as little as 8-12 …

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Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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UW Partners in Health Engage Benefit Concert 5/11

UW Partners in Health Engage is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing the right to health for all people. We believe that no one is healthy until everyone is healthy, and equitable distribution of health resources is key to …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Summer Pre-Health Volunteer Opportunity in Mt. Vernon – Camp Promise June 8-14, 2024

Are you a motivated, energetic, and responsible individual? Have you ever wanted to go to summer camp? Camp Promise is actively seeking people like you for their week-long camp in Mount Vernon, Washington, June 8-14!
Typically, volunteers who serve as counselors are patient …

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Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Do you have an internship?

We are looking for students to share advice and inspiration with students who may still be searching for their own. Also, we’d love for you to get the chance to simply talk about your exciting upcoming experience!

Please fill out …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Student Stories & Advice

Daniella D

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  • Nutrition WIC Assistant Public Health Seattle & King County
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Carlos Morales

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  • Master of Public Administration UNC - Chapel Hill
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Izzy Colindres

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  • Health Metrics Sciences University of Washington
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Koumudi Thanda

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  • MS in Public Health in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Johns Hopkins University
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Shivani Shah

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  • MPH Boston University
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Kyndal Waldo

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  • Pediatric Mental Health Coordinator Seattle Children's Hospital
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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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  • Department of Food and Resource Economics University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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Anusha Aggarwal

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  • Quantitative & Computational Biology Princeton University
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Hanna K

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  • Masters' of Social Work Portland State University
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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, …