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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 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.

Harborview Medical Center seeking volunteers

Harborview Medical Center is the only designated Level I adult and pediatric trauma center in the four-state regions of Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. This is an  opportunity for individuals who want to apply to health profession programs (such as …

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Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program 2022

The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students meaningful insights into the field of medicine, with a focus on conditions that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved populations. By engaging in laboratory or clinical research, under …

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UWSoM Rooting For You MCAT Book Drive

UW School of Medicine’s new Rooting For You MCAT Book Drive program is excited to offer a free previously used MCAT Prep Book set to students who have difficulty affording them (qualify for AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program). If you are …

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Buck Summer Scholars Program

The Buck Institute’s summer internship and gap-year programs offer undergraduate students the opportunity to investigate insights into the critical molecular and biological drivers of aging as well as translation of that research into new therapies which will improve healthspan. Both …

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Research Technician position at Dana Farber Cancer Institute

The Bandopadhayay Lab (www.bandolab.org) at DFCI (with co-affiliations with Boston Children’s Hospital and the Broad Institute) is seeking a motivated research assistant to join their efforts to find better treatments for children with brain tumors. They apply cutting-edge genomic technologies …

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Student Stories & Advice

Daniella D

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  • Nutrition WIC Assistant Public Health Seattle & King County
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Carlos Morales

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  • Master of Public Administration UNC - Chapel Hill
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Izzy Colindres

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  • Health Metrics Sciences University of Washington
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Koumudi Thanda

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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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  • Pediatric Mental Health Coordinator Seattle Children's Hospital
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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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Anusha Aggarwal

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  • Quantitative & Computational Biology Princeton University
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Hanna K

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  • Masters' of Social Work Portland State University
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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 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 …

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 Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Jobs, Third 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, …