Our lobby is open 9:00-5:00. We also offer virtual appointments.

Our lobby will be closed all day July 24 and August 1-2.

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 essential 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 and 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. You can connect with a coach by scheduling an appointment or attending a webinar. You can also email questions about career resources or services to prehlth@uw.edu.

Global Team Leader Fellowship for pre-health students

Build your resume with the VAW Global Team Leader Fellowship! This leadership opportunity is generally an 8 month intensive fellowship — valuable to future nurses, physicians, physicians assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, as well as other future healthcare providers and anyone interested in …

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Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Info Session for Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program – Feb 6th

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah is hosting an information session covering our OTD program, which will be held over Zoom.

Date: Feb 6th, 2024
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 …

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Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Apply Now for the Stanford Medicine, Storytelling & Medicine Summer Program

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the intersection between medicine and the humanities? Applications for Stanford Medicine’s Storytelling & Medicine Summer Program (hybrid) are open now and DUE MARCH 11th!

Join us in-person at Stanford University School of Medicine …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Medical Career Design Fellowship for pre-meds – Apps due March 1

This is a fellowship opportunity for pre-med students interested in taking gap years to conduct clinical research. The fellowship is a funded research program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. A minimum 2-year commitment …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Providence-Swedish Cancer Institute- Health Education Internship

A great summer 2024 internship at the Swedish Cancer Institute for juniors and seniors.

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Student Stories & Advice

Tashmee Sarwar

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Carlos Morales

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Isabella Colindres

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  • MS in Health Metrics Sciences University of Washington
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  • MS in Public Health in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Johns Hopkins University
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Shivani Shah

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  • MPH Boston University
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Kyndal Waldo

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Kenneth Khove

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  • Healthcare Data Analyst UW Medicine | Valley Medical Center
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Devon Woodley

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  • Doctor of Nursing Practice / Family Nurse Practitioner Student University of Washington School of Nursing
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Ron Vered

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  • Genomics University of Oxford
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Vivian Chen

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  • Department of Food and Resource Economics University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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Featured Resources

Road to Medical School

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

Overview of Application Components

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 guides will help you explore and prepare for entry into the following health fields:

Medicine

Veterinary

Pharmacy

Dental

Optometry

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, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

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 Career Guide to Health Care Management, Fifth Edition
Vault Guide to Health Care Management Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Nursing 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 Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Consulting Jobs

The Vault Guides to Jobs books are a valuable career exploration tool for libraries and career centers. Written in an …