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.  Appointments can be done in-person at the Career & Internship Center, over the phone or virtually through Zoom. Note your appointment preference Under “Appointment Medium” when creating your appointment.
    • 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- 

Finding & Developing Clinical Experience

Planning Guides

General guides to help students and staff explore, prepare, and apply for various health professions

Medical School Application & MCAT Prep Resources

List of resources and information from Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) about MCAT prep, application preparation, and applying

International Students & Applying to U.S Medical Schools

Information and resources for international students who are interested in applying to U.S. Medical Schools

International Students & Other Health Professional Programs

Information and resources for international students who are interested in applying to U.S. Dentistry, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, or Occupational Therapy programs

Writing Resources for Pre-Health Students

Links to writing resources across campus

UW School of Medicine- Tips on Writing your Personal Statement (Scroll to section for ‘Personal Statements’)

UW School of Dentistry- Tips on Writing your Personal Statement

Video Resources

List of video resources and recorded presentations/panels by pre-health staff on various topics

Professional Directories & Application Services

List of professional directories and application portals for each health profession


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