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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.

Volunteers Around the World medical and global health trips

Volunteers Around the World – University of Washington Chapter is affiliated with a national humanitarian organization that works with local professionals and community leaders in developing countries. The UW chapter has two outreach types—medical and global health, each with unique …

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Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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American Medical Student Association event: “Med Apps in a Snap” 1/19

Unsure when and how to start the medical school application process? Wondering how to approach interviews? When to take the MCAT?

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) at University of Washington is hosting “Med Apps in a Snap” on 01/19 …

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

Capillaries is a student-run project at the University of Washington. Since February 2018, their mission has been to provide the UW community (students, staff, and faculty) with the opportunity to reflect on experiences with medicine, healing, illness, and/or grief through …

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Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Yale Child Study Center Research Fellowships

Hiring Opportunity for Research Fellowships

Yale Child Study Center

Yale University School of Medicine

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for exciting …

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Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Final Summer Health Professions Education Program info session 1/19

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

SHPEP is a free six–week academic enrichment program with a goal of increasing the number of students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds who pursue careers in the health professions.

Using a cohort approach, the …

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Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Student Stories & Advice

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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 …

Career & Industry Guides

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 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 …

Vault Guide to Elder 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, 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 Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care Jobs, Second Edition

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