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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.

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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Opportunities at Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute

The Survey Research Program at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute conducts survey research and data collection activities for scientific investigators at the institute as well as outside organizations. They are currently looking to fill the following roles:

Research …

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Can’t Find a Job in Handshake? Try Searching with Keywords

With thousands of jobs and internships for students in Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for you? Utilizing filters and keywords in your job search can be incredibly useful for locating the jobs you want.

Keywords …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Associate Director for Employer & Community Connections
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Student Stories & Advice

Kenneth Khove

Student Stories & Advice
  • Healthcare Data Analyst UW Medicine | Valley Medical Center
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Devon Woodley

Student Stories & Advice
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice / Family Nurse Practitioner Student University of Washington School of Nursing
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Ron Vered

Student Stories & Advice
  • Genomics University of Oxford
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Vivian Chen

Student Stories & Advice
  • Department of Food and Resource Economics University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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Anusha Aggarwal

Student Stories & Advice
  • 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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Kayla Guzman

Student Stories & Advice
  • MPH - Health Education and Health Behavior University of Michigan
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Luna V

Student Stories & Advice
  • Research Technologist UW Medicine
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Olivia Banerjee

Student Stories & Advice
  • Dietetic Technician The Emily Program
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Grace Wang

Student Stories & Advice
  • Medical Lab Scientist University of Washington Medical Center
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Hannah Tran

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  • M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology Gallaudet University
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Bonnie Cheng

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  • Ed.M in Mental Health Counseling, Teachers College Columbia 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, …