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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.

Autumn 2022 courses from UW Epidemiology

EPI 220 – Sexually Transmitted Infections: Causes & Consequences

Who gets STIs and why?  How do you prevent  and treat STIs?  What new STIs have recently emerged?  In this course, you will:

Identify populations at risk for STIs
Gain familiarity with …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Part-time caregiver position

Looking for hands-on patient care experience?

Part-time caregivers needed for 23-year-old, partially-independent quadriplegic, located in Ballard

Responsibilities would include:

Slide-board transfers
Assistance with dressing
Assistance with bladder care
Meal preparation
Running errands
Showering and bowel care (depending on experience)

Hours …

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Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Anti-Racism and Community Health Conference 5/14

The Students of Color for Public Health at the University of Washington is holding their third  annual Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH) Conference on May 14th from 10am-4pm at the ECC.

The 2022 Anti-Racism and Community Health Conference is a …

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Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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MAPS Clinical Case Meeting 5/5

The Minority Association of Pre-Med Students invites you to meet with Dr. Jesse Fan, a psychiatrist and professor at UW who will be walking their members through a few clinical case studies and discussing their experiences in their occupations.

They …

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Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Wy’east post-baccalaureate pathway for AIAN learners

Wy’east is a free 10-month post-baccalaureate Pathway for AIAN learners who are passionate about becoming doctors and are on the brink of going to medical school. The goal is to prepare learners for the rigors of medical school and to …

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

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  • Certified Nursing Assistant Swedish Medical Center

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  • Veterinary Assistant Seattle Veterinary Associates

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  • Certified Counselor Beautiful Autism

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  • CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Fred Lind Manor

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 …