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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 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.

Interested in Working Professionally in Asia for 12 Months? Apply to the Luce Scholars Program!

The new Luce Scholars Program application is open now!  Deadline to apply is Oct. 1, 2022 for participation in 2023-24 program.

The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement (basically an internship) in Asia for eighteen …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach
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Pharmacy Underrepresented Mentorship Program Workshop

PUMP aims to mentor future pharmacists who are committed to serving communities with health disparities, e.g. Black/African American, Latinx, Native American/Alaska Native/First American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian (Cambodian, Filipino, Hmong, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese), Refugees, and LGBTQIA. They are hosting …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Health employers attending the UW Tri-Campus Virtual Summer Job & Internship Fair

Come join the UW Tri-Campus 2022 Virtual Summer Job & Internship Fair hosted by the UW Career & Internship Center!

Register now in Handshake to join us on Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 1:00-3:30pm remotely via Handshake and secure your …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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DREAM program at WesternU COMP-Northwest

The D.R.E.A.M. Program is a free enrichment program offered by WesternU COMP-Northwest designed to promote diversity at the COMP-Northwest campus and in the greater osteopathic medical community.

As a participant Dreamer, you can expect:
–  To spend 3 days immersed …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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UPREP Physician panel 6/15

UPREP offers monthly workshops to underrepresented minority students and other aspiring future applicants who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Their panel on June 15th will feature physicians from specialties including oncology, infectious disease and orthopedics.

Time: Wednesday, June …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Student Stories & Advice

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …