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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.

Clinical Correlations and BioSkills Workshop – 10/14, 5-9pm

On Friday evening, October 14 our department, in partnership with Nth Dimensions, will host our second Clinical Correlations and Bioskills Workshop for medical and undergraduate students at UWMC.The purpose is to expose women and underrepresented minorities to the field of orthopaedic surgery.

There is no fee …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Virtual Medical School Expo (Free, 12/7)

Register Now: https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=2860eb59-b50b-482d-8e88-ae4401758cac

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Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Survey Research Program positions

Research Specialist II [kaiserpermanentejobs.org] – Survey Research Program Phone Operations

The Survey Research Program at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute conducts high quality survey research and data collection activities for scientific investigators at the institute as well as outside …

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Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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San Francisco Pre-Health Conference from the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association

For those students who may be in the San Francisco region later this month, there is an opportunity to attend the 2022 APAMSA Region VIII Conference at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine on Saturday, October 22nd.

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Production Apps are Open! Join Grey Matters Journal!

Are you interested in neuroscience, but find it intimidating? Want to spread your passion of learning more about the brain? Grey Matters is the place for you! We write, edit, and design a quarterly journal to make neuroscience a less …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (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

Christine Alexander
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

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

Featured Resources

The path to applying to medical school looks different for everyone, especially because there is no “pre-med” track to follow …

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 …