Pre-Health at the UW

We are excited to be your advising resource and partner as you explore, plan your academic coursework, reflect on your health care experiences, and go through the application process. This site will connect you to the resources and information you need to successfully navigate what it means to be pre-health.

Pre-health at the UW

Understand what "pre-health" means at the University of Washington Seattle, how to access advisers and how to get started.



Learn about different health careers and involvement opportunities that can keep you on track to apply for health care professions.



Start to narrow down your area of interests and make yourself a strong candidate.



Identify the strengths and possible areas of improvement in your application to health professional schools.


VIDEO: The Origins of MEDEX Northwest

The Origins of MEDEX Northwest Launched in 1969 at the University of Washington in Seattle, MEDEX is the second oldest PA program in the U.S., and it remains the country’s largest civilian PA program. Born out of a serious doctor...

Healthcare Alternative Spring Break Team Leader positions

UW Healthcare Alternative Spring Break (HCASB) is looking for motivated and responsible undergraduates to serve as Team Leaders for next year’s spring break healthcare shadowing trip. Being a Team Leader provides a great leadership opportunity as well as a chance...

Benaroya Research Institute Outreach research assistant position

This position supports BRI’s efforts to inform type 1 diabetes patients and medical providers about the research taking place in our Diabetes Clinical Research Program and to recruit their participation in studies and clinical trials. Responsibilities • Provide administrative support...

Faculty & Staff

Here are some helpful resources that can guide you and your work with students interested in pre-health.


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