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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.

UW Eye Club Senior Panel 11/19

The Eye Club and BSE will be co-hosting a pre-health senior panel catered towards Freshman and Sophomore students on November 19th at 6 pm PST.

The panel is meant to help students interested in pursuing a pre-health track.

You can …

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AMSA Panel Discussion: “To Research and Beyond”

Interested in getting involved with research at UW?

Want to learn more about the different types of research offered?

Considering pursuing a career in both science and medicine through an MD-PhD Degree?

Join the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for …

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NIH Bioethics Research Fellowships

The NIH Department of Bioethics welcomes applications for fully funded two-year postdoctoral and postbaccalaureate research fellowships. Fellows are central to the activities and intellectual life of our interdisciplinary department. They study ethical issues related to biomedical research, clinical practice, genetics, …

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BIME 435 “Informatics in Health Care”

BIME 435 “Informatics in Health Care”

(SLN 21869 INFO HEALTHCARE)

Instructor: Andrea Hartzler

How can you improve  healthcare with informatics? There are growing career opportunities to transform healthcare using information science and technology!

This course introduces information technology applied in …

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NURS 210 Science, Evidence, and Health: Mastering Health Information and Personal Health Technologies

Register for NURS 210 Science, Evidence, and Health: Mastering Health Information and Personal Health Technologies! (available to all undergraduate majors).  

·        Offered Winter 2021  

·        4 credit class and optional 1-credit seminar  

·        Online class MW 10:30-11:30 (1-hr synchronous) + 2-hr asynchronous/week  

·       Optional 1-credit …

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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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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, …