Our in-person hours will be 10:00-3:00 Sept 20-24 and 9:00-5:00 starting Sept 27.  We will continue to provide robust virtual resources and services as well.

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.

Health Care Alternative Spring Break — Leadership Positions Open

Healthcare Alternative Spring Break (HCASB) aims to help prehealth undergraduates learn about the unique challenges and characteristics of rural health care through first-hand, immersive experiences. They need people who are interested in using novel ways to engage with the UW …

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Building a New Table: #WomenLEAD Story Salon

Hosted by Global Health Corps & Rosebell Kagumire, Lead Editor of African Feminism

Wednesday, September 22nd on Zoom

8-9am PST | 11am-12pm EST | 5-6pm CAT | 7-8pm EAT

COVID-19 has threatened women’s rights and health in unprecedented ways. At the same time, …

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Science Education Internship @ Fred Hutch

The Science Education Partnership (SEP) seeks an Intern to support their program for Washington state science teachers sponsored by Fred Hutch. Through professional development workshops and a science mentor program, teachers learn molecular biology techniques and also have the opportunity …

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Paid & Volunteer Positions to Amplify Neurodivergent Voices

Huskies for Neurodiversity is a student-led initiative that promotes visibility and acceptance of neurodiversity at UW campus and beyond. Spearheaded by a team with two neurodivergent students, their goal is to destigmatize and educate about neurodiversity and disability accommodations on …

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NYT: How to Succeed When You’re Marginalized or Discriminated Against at Work

“Hacking” your work only works if you’re a person who would be congratulated for your ingenuity.

If you’re not, Alan Henry shares his insights on what to try instead.

Click here to read the New York Times article. 

 

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Featured Classes

Pre-Health 101 – Introduction to Careers in the Health Professions (Gen St 297)

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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)

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Students will: Identify salient criteria for choosing target schools Articulate personal fit with their health profession of interest Prepare a…

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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First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

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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 Allied Health Care Careers

The term “allied health” stems from the idea that physicians (i.e., medical doctors and dentists) are the primary source of …

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, …