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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.

SOMA Virtual ShaDO Week 2021

Pre-SOMA is the undergraduate division of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) , a national organization of students pursing a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. Pre-SOMA is a way for pre-medical students to become a part of this community before getting …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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TeleHealth Access for Seniors volunteer opportunity

Are you looking for a way to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic while staying socially distanced?

Consider volunteering with TeleHealth Access for Seniors – a student-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that donates video-enabled devices to community health clinics and VA hospitals …

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Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Virtual Career Trek: Jubilant HollisterStier

April 6 Noon – 1:00pm PT

Join Talent Acquisition Manager, Liz Helgeson, and a diverse panel of JHS team members on a virtual trek to Jubilant HollisterStier, a national leader in contract pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Get an overview of the organization, hear …

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Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Online Spring Seminar on Applying to Health Professional School

GEN ST 297F (14815) Spring 2021: Applying to Health Professional School 

When: Tuesdays 2:30-4:20

Students and alumni who are planning to apply to graduate health professional programs are invited to participate in our online Spring Seminar on “Applying to Health …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Physician Assistant Virtual Fair 4/7

PAEA Physician Assistant Virtual Fair

April 7, 2021

Meet school representatives from PA programs at colleges & universities across the U.S.

This virtual fair is free for all prospective students to attend.

Learn more and register here.




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

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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

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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 …