Pre-Health (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, PT/OT, PA)


Pre-Health Career Coaches help inform and empower UW students and alumni to identify a health career path and prepare to apply to health professional schools.  See below for the various ways we can support you.

See how both academic advising and pre-health career coaching can be useful to your short and long term academic and career plans below:

UW Pre-Health Portal is a collaboration to streamline content geared towards (prospective, incoming, current) students interested in pre-health at UW. We encourage students to visit this website first in exploring, preparing, and learning more about applying to health professional programs.

This site is co-managed by UAA Advising and the Career & Internship Center.


  • Pre-Health Career Coaching-

    • 30 min scheduled appointments (phone, online or in-person in the Career & Internship Center @ 134 Mary Gates Hall)
    • Available for UW-Seattle students and UW-Seattle alumni.*
    • Appointments can help you in making informed decisions about professional health graduate programs (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, PT/OT, PA, Vet, etc.) and receive support with your application, gap year(s) and overall action plan.
    • Schedule your appointment in Handshake*Alumni who graduated more than two years prior must call the Career & Internship Center to schedule: 206.543.0535.
  • Drop  Ins- 

    • First come first serve, 15 minute time slot
    • Please sign in at the C&IC front desk
    • Drop in schedule for Fall 2019: Tuesdays 10AM-12PM & Thursdays  2-4PM

Developing Clinical Experience

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Video Resources



Planning Guides:

Application Services:

  • Allopathic Medical Schools: AMCAS
  • Osteopathic Medical Schools: AACOMAS
  • Dentistry Schools: AADSAS
  • Physician Assistant Schools: CASPA
  • Pharmacy Schools: PharmCAS
  • Optometry Schools: OPTOMCAS
  • Physical Therapy Schools: PTCAS
  • Occupational Therapy Schools: OTCAS


    • Email:  Questions via email are welcome about resources, services or your options: