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

Our lobby will be closed Oct. 11 as our team supports the 2023 Autumn Business Career Fair.

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.

“Applying to Health Professional School” Winter 2022

This seminar is designed for UW students and alumni who are planning to apply to graduate health professional programs. Students and alumni will reflect on their experiences and skills in small group discussions, as well as provide and receive feedback …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Project Medicine StudentSCARE Virtual 5K Run/Walk

On October 30th-31st, Project Medicine will be partnering with StudentsCare to host a virtual 5k fundraiser. Participants will be able to register online to receive a ticket, a link to upload their race times, and an optional event t-shirt. As …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Huskies for Neurodiversity

Are you neurodivergent? Share your story!

Winner of the 2021-2022 Husky Seed Fund Award, Huskies for Neurodiversity is a student-led initiative that will promote visibility and acceptance of neurodiversity at UW campus and beyond. Spearheaded by a team with two neurodivergent students, …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Dental Assistant position at Woodland Park Dental

Woodland Park Dental is looking to hire a dental assistant.  

They are looking for a dental assistant who will make the dentist’s office more efficient and pleasant for patients. Pre-dental students are strongly encouraged to apply and will be trained, …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Capillaries journal call for submissions

The staff at Capillaries: The Journal of Medical Humanities believe that writing and art have real power now more than ever, to help us unpack our thoughts. Thus, they offer their journal to you as a space to decompress and …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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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 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 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 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 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 …