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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.

(Virtual) Workshop on NIH Diversity Supplements 4/27

Undergradate and graduate students interested in Health and Life Science research are encouraged to attend an upcoming (Virtual) Workshop on NIH Diversity Supplements, held on Tuesday, April 27th from 3-5 pm.

Learn more here and register here.

This year the …

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Wy’east Post Baccalaureate Pathway

The 2021-2022 Wy’east Post Baccalaureate Pathway. The Wy’east Pathway is intended for American Indians and Alaska Natives who are passionate about becoming physicians and healers, but have (a) applied unsuccessfully to medical school, or (b) have not yet achieved a …

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Capillaries journal call for spring submissions

Capillaries is a student-run journal at UW focused on medical humanities. This is a place for students of all majors and backgrounds to write and create works of art about their experiences with health, illness, and healing. They publish a …

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Applications open for Berkeley’s Opto-Camp

Open to all, the goal of Berkeley’s Opto-Camp is to provide pre-health science/pre-optometry majors, especially those who are underrepresented in the profession and/or first-generation college students, with in-depth information about Optometry as a career track and to prepare attendees to …

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Synapse Club welcome meeting 4/1

Synapse Club at the UW is a student-led traumatic brain injury support group. They host support groups and community social events for individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the Seattle area, in addition to educational workshops with their professional …

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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 …